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.


5 Writers Who Showed Crazy Courage Chasing A Story

How far would YOU go to get the scoop?


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.


5 Scandals Covered Up By Prominent Universities

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


5 Historical Treasures That Are Accidental Comedy Gold

Our ancestors were just as dumb as us.


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.


6 Harmless Things With Insanely Disturbing Origin Stories

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


5 Historical Mysteries That Had Painfully Dumb Explanations

Not everything hard to solve is worth the effort.


4 Impressively Weird Pranks From Centuries Ago

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


5 Times Normal People Forced The Cops To Do Their Jobs

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


5 Historical Tragedies That Were Even Darker Than You Think

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


5 Ways The Past Used To Be Unbelievably Disgusting

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


5 Shocking Ways Pop Culture Inspired Horrible Crimes

Even criminals can't help but reference pop culture.