Cracked Archive - History

6 Ads That Prove The Fitness Industry Was Always Insane
6 Ads That Prove The Fitness Industry Was Always Insane

If you want to understand capitalism, look at the diet and exercise industry.

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4 Storied American Institutions (With Screwed-Up Origins)
4 Storied American Institutions (With Screwed-Up Origins)

On some level, anything older than nine months has a questionable past. But, also, wow.

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5 Of The Most 'Wuh?' Facts History Class Never Covered
5 Of The Most 'Wuh?' Facts History Class Never Covered

These hilarious stories should have been taught in every school.

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6 Grand Mastermind Coups (That Fell Apart Immediately)
6 Grand Mastermind Coups (That Fell Apart Immediately)

The Illuminati make it look so easy.

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5 Historical Landmarks (That Are Total Frauds)
5 Historical Landmarks (That Are Total Frauds)

Some of the most historical sites in the world are just trying to compete with Disneyland.

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5 Ordinary Jobs That Used To Be Crazy Dangerous
5 Ordinary Jobs That Used To Be Crazy Dangerous

Back in the day, just about everything was more dangerous than it is now.

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7 People Who Were Proven Wrong As Hard As Humanly Possible
7 People Who Were Proven Wrong As Hard As Humanly Possible

There's being proven wrong and there's getting thoroughly owned.

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

It was exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.

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The Insane Life of the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth
The Insane Life of the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

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

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The Amazing Story Of History's Wealthiest, Craziest Genius
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.

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Prominent People The CIA Might Have Murdered
Prominent People The CIA Might Have Murdered

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

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4 Stories Of Ridiculously Evil Rich People From The Past
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.

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4 True Stories That Sound Like Supervillain Plots
4 True Stories That Sound Like Supervillain Plots

The world is full of villainy.

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How A Surgeon Once Killed Three People In One Operation
How A Surgeon Once Killed Three People In One Operation

Buckle up. This article is gonna be wild.

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