Cracked Archive - History

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

It was exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.

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The Insane Life of the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

The man who avenged Abraham Lincoln also cut off his own genitals.

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The Amazing Story Of History's Wealthiest, Craziest Genius

He may not have created the eccentric genius archetype but he sure as heck perfected it.

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Prominent People The CIA Might Have Murdered

It's worth looking back at some of these CIA conspiracy theories.

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4 Stories Of Ridiculously Evil Rich People From The Past

These stories remind us what unlimited wealth and power can do to a human being.

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4 True Stories That Sound Like Supervillain Plots

The world is full of villainy.

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How A Surgeon Once Killed Three People In One Operation

Buckle up. This article is gonna be wild.

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5 Sex Scandals From Hollywood's Golden Age

Sex scandals were rampant in the supposed Golden Age ... they were just easier to cover up.

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5 Weird AF Facts History Class Left Out

There's a whole lot of history out there.

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Archaeologists Find Hardcore Infants Wearing Skull Helmets

Even the most hardcore Scandinavian metal bands wouldn't put something like that on their album covers.

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5 Famous Things That Were Named After Awful People

Being a household name doesn't exactly make someone a role model.

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5 Priceless Missing Treasures (That Are Waiting To Be Found)

Everyone from Nathan Drake to Benjamin Gates has failed to locate these missing treasures.

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6 Secret Plots With Twists Nobody Saw Coming

These twists are so ridiculous no screenwriter would ever touch them.

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4 Horrific Incidents The Military Tried To Cover Up

If there's any institution that doesn't want us to know how much it messes up, it's the military.

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5 Random People Who Stumbled Across Huge, Terrifying Secrets

Whose job is it to solve crimes?

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