Cracked Archive - History

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12 Guilty-As-Hell People Who Pretty Much Got Away With It

Justice wasn't blind in the following cases, but it was most definitely dead.

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5 Weapons Of Carnage And Destruction (That Looked Silly AF)

Nothing drives human creativity more than a dire need for new ways to kill each other.

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15 Everyday Things That Were Once Considered Scandalous

People will lose their minds over the most ridiculous things.

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12 Supposed Facts Of Life That Are Actually Propaganda

We like to think we'd never be influenced by propaganda -- but, of course, we're wrong.

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4 Vital Pieces Of Pop Culture We Lost Forever

There are countless important cultural milestones that have been lost to the annals of history for very stupid reasons.

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5 Famous Historical Bad Guys (And Their Side Of The Story)

The following origin stories may not be as well-documented as Krypton exploding, but they all actually happened in reality.

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4 Big Events With Weird Dark Sides (That Nobody Talks About)

Pop culture history can be a little light on the 'history' part -- and if you revisit the 'official' versions of a few of these cultural milestones, you might find a few very big parts of the story missing.

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Thou Shalt Maybe Kill: 5 Bible Facts Everyone Gets Wrong

Despite its massive influence, there are still a few very basic points we get wrong about the Bible.

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5 Stories That Prove Everyone Gets WW2 Wrong

We like to think we know everything there is to about World War II but, well, get ready ready for a history lesson, folks.

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5 Ordinary Things Made Historic Via Publicity Stunts

Many of the things we consider iconic elements of our culture began as cheap grabs for attention.

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Dirty Little Secrets Hiding In Famous Companies' Past

Murder, drugs, and thievery -- just a little of what's hiding in the history of famous household brands.

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5 Times Comics Were Eerily Right About The Future

It's a little unnerving when the wacky plots of the comic book world make their way into ours.

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7 Reasons Dying Was Embarrassing As Hell In Olden Times

In the past, the real horror show started after you died.

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5 Famous People Who Blatantly Lied (And Barely Paid For It)

If you're good at lying, the world is an all-you-can-eat buffet respect, fame, and riches.

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12 Strange Cases Of Simultaneous Invention

Who says lightning doesn't strike twice?

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