Cracked Archive - History

5 Insane Alternate Paths American Presidents Almost Took

The smallest changes in these men's lives would have changed all of history.


5 Historical Places We've Managed To Totally Trash

Nothing is sacred.


5 Sports Scandals That Could Be Crazy AF Movies

Here's some stories so strange you can't NOT pay attention to them.


Historical Deaths You Can’t Help But Laugh At

The universe has a flair for the dramatic and precisely zero chill.


8 Ad Campaigns That Aged Like Garbage

A select few ad campaigns aged badly for reasons not even the most cynical pundit could have predicted.


Hearing The 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Was Disappointing

Didn’t even bother to confirm if the pyramids were made by aliens or good old-fashioned slave labor


6 Ads That Prove The Fitness Industry Was Always Insane

If you want to understand capitalism, look at the diet and exercise industry.


4 Storied American Institutions (With Screwed-Up Origins)

On some level, anything older than nine months has a questionable past. But, also, wow.


5 Of The Most 'Wuh?' Facts History Class Never Covered

These hilarious stories should have been taught in every school.


6 Grand Mastermind Coups (That Fell Apart Immediately)

The Illuminati make it look so easy.


5 Historical Landmarks (That Are Total Frauds)

Some of the most historical sites in the world are just trying to compete with Disneyland.


5 Ordinary Jobs That Used To Be Crazy Dangerous

Back in the day, just about everything was more dangerous than it is now.


7 People Who Were Proven Wrong As Hard As Humanly Possible

There's being proven wrong and there's getting thoroughly owned.


The Australian Army Once Went To War With Emus (And Lost)

It was exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.