Cracked Archive - History

5 'Huh?' White House Facts History Class Never Mentioned

The government has always been wild.


5 Insane Psy-Op Strategies Governments Almost Tried

There are apparently no stupid ideas when it comes to psychological warfare.


4 Creepy Tales of Would-Be Victims Dodging Serial Killers

Here's some extraordinarily spooky things that happened to some ordinary people.


5 Historical Wonders That Are Total Nightmare Fuel

Happy Halloween, everyone!


5 Paranormal Encounters Reported By American Presidents

Their tales range from the chilling to the ridiculous.


5 Legendary Monsters Who Were Based On Real People

It turns out a lot of history's greatest boogeymen only exist because of regular ol' real people.


6 Stories From History That Sound Like Secret Zombie Movies

History class tends to gloss over all the zombies.


5 Creepy Moments From History You Never Learned In School

History is full of horribly depressing moments.


5 World-Changing Geniuses (Who Got Robbed Of All The Credit)

Behind every great man is a great mind they ripped off.


5 Political Insults With WTF Origins You Never Saw Coming

Some political insults have straightforward origins. These don't.


5 Everyday Things With (Mostly Forgotten) Nazi Origins

Plenty of everyday things have weird connections to the Nazis.


5 Horrifying Ways Scandals Were Covered Up

People will do anything to keep their shady acts secret.


5 Surprising Relationships Between Historical Figures

The coolest thing about being famous is that you get access to other famous people just as interesting as you.


5 Famous Love Stories From History That Were Weird As Hell

Get ready for communist affairs, a lot of French people, and some seriously goth boning.