Cracked Archive - History

Tolkien Versus Disney, And More WTF Historical Feuds
Tolkien Versus Disney, And More WTF Historical Feuds

Tolkien reeeeally hated Disney's dwarves.

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Hark! Shakespeare's Globe Theatre May Closeth Forever Due To This Crappe
Hark! Shakespeare's Globe Theatre May Closeth Forever Due To This Crappe

A plague upon the house of Shakespeare.

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Absolutely Ancient People Who Are Still Extremely Alive
Absolutely Ancient People Who Are Still Extremely Alive

Living forever is great when your life rules.

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Historical Takeaways For What's Happening Now
Historical Takeaways For What's Happening Now

History (both modern and powdered-wigged) has advice for us.

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6 Everyday Groups (With A Sinister Original Purpose)
6 Everyday Groups (With A Sinister Original Purpose)

Groups that seem totally legit today began with a secret agenda -- who knew?

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Tyrants Who Punched Down On WTF Dumb Things
Tyrants Who Punched Down On WTF Dumb Things

With great power comes great douchebaggery.

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The Historical Bond That Ireland And Native Americans Have Is Helping Out Big Time Right Now
The Historical Bond That Ireland And Native Americans Have Is Helping Out Big Time Right Now

People separated by an entire ocean, but bonded tighter than you'd imagine.

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The Insane Children of The World's Worst Dictators
The Insane Children of The World's Worst Dictators

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree.

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Urban Legends Older Than You'd Think
Urban Legends Older Than You'd Think

Theaters have always been filled with mysterious syringes.

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Gut-Wrenching Things Done By Beloved Presidents
Gut-Wrenching Things Done By Beloved Presidents

How the mighty have stayed perfectly upright.

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6 True Crimes (Starring The Dumbest People Possible)
6 True Crimes (Starring The Dumbest People Possible)

Not all of us can be the next Heisenberg.

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American Horror Stories That Didn’t Make It Into Your Textbooks
American Horror Stories That Didn’t Make It Into Your Textbooks

We're happy to gloat about our country's best bits, but it's time we talked about the stuff buried in our proverbial backyard.

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Total Ding-Dongs Whose Lawsuits Blew Up In Their Faces
Total Ding-Dongs Whose Lawsuits Blew Up In Their Faces

Suing your enemies into oblivion can be fun, but not when it backfires.

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6 Big Moments In History (People Forgot About Immediately)
6 Big Moments In History (People Forgot About Immediately)

If you want to make the history books, timing is everything.

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