Cracked Archive - History

The Real Colonel Sanders Was A Relentless, Amazing Maniac

We urge you to read this.


Ted Bundy's Execution Party Was Completely Nuts

Bundy's execution was a gigantic tailgating party that even Raiders fans would find distasteful.


6 Reasons Everyday Life In Ancient Rome Was Totally Insane

Rome's relationship with elaborate carnage wasn't a mere fling.


The 5 Dumbest Times Journalism And Crime Overlapped

You can't just break the law because you're writing about it.


18 Pieces Of History That Your Brain Pictures Wrong

Yeah, that mental image you have? Completely wrong.


6 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Famous Historical Events

Have a look at the scenes history wished it could delete.


How A Petty Scam Ended In Bloody Human Sacrifice

Have you ever told a lie that just got way out of control?


5 Forgotten Historical Facts That Prove The Past's Crazy AF

Some things never change. Thankfully, these things did.


5 Iconic Works Of Art That Caused Moral Panics

Certain now-classic works generated howling outrage back in their day.


Archaeologists Discover An Ancient Relic ... From The 1990s

You may have shoes older than this Celtic artifact.


5 Shocking Family Secrets Trump Doesn't Want You To Know

Whoo boy, there are a lot of secrets ...


6 Amazing Facts That'll Change The Way You Look At History

Historical eras we think of as completely separate mix and overlap in mind-blowing ways.


How An Entire Religion Got Trolled By A Murderous Con Artist

This is the utterly insane story of a man who gave us all a lesson in faking it until you make it.