Cracked Archive - History

5 Historical Treasures That Are Accidental Comedy Gold
5 Historical Treasures That Are Accidental Comedy Gold

Our ancestors were just as dumb as us.

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6 Historical Tragedies That Were Way Worse Than You Thought
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.

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6 Harmless Things With Insanely Disturbing Origin Stories
6 Harmless Things With Insanely Disturbing Origin Stories

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

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5 Historical Mysteries That Had Painfully Dumb Explanations
5 Historical Mysteries That Had Painfully Dumb Explanations

Not everything hard to solve is worth the effort.

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4 Impressively Weird Pranks From Centuries Ago
4 Impressively Weird Pranks From Centuries Ago

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

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5 Times Normal People Forced The Cops To Do Their Jobs
5 Times Normal People Forced The Cops To Do Their Jobs

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

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5 Historical Tragedies That Were Even Darker Than You Think
5 Historical Tragedies That Were Even Darker Than You Think

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

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5 Ways The Past Used To Be Unbelievably Disgusting
5 Ways The Past Used To Be Unbelievably Disgusting

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

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5 Shocking Ways Pop Culture Inspired Horrible Crimes
5 Shocking Ways Pop Culture Inspired Horrible Crimes

Even criminals can't help but reference pop culture.

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4 (Alleged) Acts Of Revenge From Powerful People
4 (Alleged) Acts Of Revenge From Powerful People

There are few things more dangerous than someone who is really powerful and equally petty.

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5 Famous People With Hilariously Awful Military Careers
5 Famous People With Hilariously Awful Military Careers

These celebrities had absolutely no right to be anywhere near a real military. Like at all.

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6 Ideas That Were So Ahead Of Their Time Everybody Went Nuts
6 Ideas That Were So Ahead Of Their Time Everybody Went Nuts

Every once in a while, humanity responds to innovative technology like a caveman banging their head on a rock.

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6 Poor Servants Who Wound Up Making History
6 Poor Servants Who Wound Up Making History

Behind every successful person is a lower-level worker not getting the credit they deserve.

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5 Modern Day Treasures That Got Saved In The Craziest Ways
5 Modern Day Treasures That Got Saved In The Craziest Ways

There are belts in your closet that are older than these archeological marvels.

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