Cracked Archive - History

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

It was exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.


The Insane Life of the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

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


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.


Prominent People The CIA Might Have Murdered

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


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.


4 True Stories That Sound Like Supervillain Plots

The world is full of villainy.


How A Surgeon Once Killed Three People In One Operation

Buckle up. This article is gonna be wild.


5 Sex Scandals From Hollywood's Golden Age

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


5 Weird AF Facts History Class Left Out

There's a whole lot of history out there.


Archaeologists Find Hardcore Infants Wearing Skull Helmets

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


5 Famous Things That Were Named After Awful People

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


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

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


6 Secret Plots With Twists Nobody Saw Coming

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


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.


5 Random People Who Stumbled Across Huge, Terrifying Secrets

Whose job is it to solve crimes?