Cracked Archive - History

4 Scams That Are Older Than You Think
4 Scams That Are Older Than You Think

That scam email you received this morning might've been written a few hours ago, but it's been centuries in the making.

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Saying Aliens Built Ancient Monuments Isn't Only Crazy, It's Racist
Saying Aliens Built Ancient Monuments Isn't Only Crazy, It's Racist

Choosing the alien over the other.

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5 Shocking Times First Responders Made Everything Worse
5 Shocking Times First Responders Made Everything Worse

If your job is 'rescuing people,' you sorta need to do it right the first time.

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5 Annoying 'Modern' Debates That Have Been Around Forever
5 Annoying 'Modern' Debates That Have Been Around Forever

Your grandparents were arguing about the same things.

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Finland's Military Finally Got Rid Of Its Swastikas
Finland's Military Finally Got Rid Of Its Swastikas

Turns out those things have a pretty sketchy history.

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4 Famous Crimes Everybody Gets Wrong
4 Famous Crimes Everybody Gets Wrong

Yeah, you're definitely remembering these incorrectly.

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A Brief History of Giant Rock, America's Most Bonkers Landmark
A Brief History of Giant Rock, America's Most Bonkers Landmark

This is a story about time machines, aliens, a lot of dynamite, hermits, and a giant rock.

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4 Very 2020 Hobbies Of Old-School Celebs
4 Very 2020 Hobbies Of Old-School Celebs

It's reassuring to know when we hear the news talk about how our hobbies are dumb bullshit, several icons of history did the exact same stuff during their downtime.

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6 Normal Places People Claimed Were The Sites Of  Ancient Legends
6 Normal Places People Claimed Were The Sites Of Ancient Legends

Sometimes people just roll up to a random island and scream, 'This is the REAL Garden of Eden!'

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6 Famous 2000s Things (That Were Actually Awful)
6 Famous 2000s Things (That Were Actually Awful)

When one looks back at that decade, we were all complete morons.

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6 Crazy Stories That Got Cut From The Bible
6 Crazy Stories That Got Cut From The Bible

Back when they were compiling the Bible, a ton of embarrassing stuff got cut.

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Confederate Monuments Are Being Defaced In Gorgeous Ways
Confederate Monuments Are Being Defaced In Gorgeous Ways

If a picture is worth 1000 words than this picture says, 'FU, Robert E. Lee' 200 times in a row.

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4 Reasons Searching For Buried Treasure Sucks IRL
4 Reasons Searching For Buried Treasure Sucks IRL

It's a lot less Indiana Jones (and a lot more lawsuits).

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