Cracked Archive - History

6 Real-Life Villains Who'd Be Too Crazy For Comic Books

These guys make the Joker look like a well-adjusted citizen.

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5 Writers Who Showed Crazy Courage Chasing A Story

How far would YOU go to get the scoop?

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5 World-Famous Tourist Landmarks (With Messed-Up Histories)

Tour guides don't tell you all the gruesome stuff that goes down at famous locations.

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5 Scandals Covered Up By Prominent Universities

It seems like prominent schools are really big on making sure the ugly parts stay secret.

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5 Historical Treasures That Are Accidental Comedy Gold

Our ancestors were just as dumb as us.

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6 Historical Tragedies That Were Way Worse Than You Thought

Even when the world is ending, things can still take a turn for the worse.

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6 Harmless Things With Insanely Disturbing Origin Stories

First someone gets hurt, THEN it's all fun and games.

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5 Historical Mysteries That Had Painfully Dumb Explanations

Not everything hard to solve is worth the effort.

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4 Impressively Weird Pranks From Centuries Ago

Bored people will invent diabolical ways to entertain themselves regardless of the time period.

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Famous People Who Were Total Nobodies While They Were Alive

Sometimes huge successes were huge failures in their lifetimes.

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5 Times Normal People Forced The Cops To Do Their Jobs

Sometimes ordinary citizens have to step in and get things done.

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5 Historical Tragedies That Were Even Darker Than You Think

Some dark moments in history were even worse than you know.

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5 Ways The Past Used To Be Unbelievably Disgusting

Before the 20th century, most of the world was a toilet.

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5 Shocking Ways Pop Culture Inspired Horrible Crimes

Even criminals can't help but reference pop culture.

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