Cracked Archive - History


12 Hilariously Weird Stories About U.S. Presidents

The next time somebody complains about the Oval Office losing its dignity, bust out one of these.


5 Reasons Horrible Dictators Always Catch Us Off Guard

History's greatest monsters were, on a personal level, shockingly normal.


5 Unbelievably Bold Political Lies (That Totally Worked)

We like to think we're getting pretty good at spotting when a politician is lying to us ... and yet.


The 22 Weirdest Coincidences In Pop Culture History

Forget psychic hotlines -- let’s get these guys to predict something.


4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures

Some of these nerdy and eccentric icons of yore got involved in some pretty shady business.


5 Stupid Lies That Changed The Outcome Of Historical Battles

Any history buff knows the importance of a good bluff.


4 Presidential Scandals Somehow Dumber Than Today's

The office of the president of the United States of America has always been embarrassing.


5 Terrifying Plots That Turned Into Goofy Disasters

There's only one Bruce Willis, and he can't be everywhere.


History Has Never Agreed On A True Definition Of 'Happiness'

The definition of happiness has changed many, many times.


5 Historical Figures Everybody Gets Totally Wrong

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Napoleon overcame his height problems to conquer Europe, and Julius Caesar was murdered for inventing a controversial salad. These summaries aren't 100 percent accurate.


5 Dark Historical Mysteries We'll Probably Never Solve

Not every tragedy ends with a perfectly understandable conclusion wrapped in a tidy bow.


5 Unexpected Ways The 1990s Were Different From Today

The '90s were the last era in which America had its crap together.


The Pyramids Used To Look NOTHING Like They Look Today

The pyramids used to be even cooler-looking when they were first built.


5 Ways Being Rich Was Flat-Out Crazy Hundreds Of Years Ago

The historical record shows that the old-timey rich, in their struggle to stave off ennui and entropy, devised some remarkably absurd ways of passing the time.