Cracked Archive - History


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.


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.


15 Everyday Things That Were Once Considered Scandalous

People will lose their minds over the most ridiculous things.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


7 Reasons Dying Was Embarrassing As Hell In Olden Times

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


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.


12 Strange Cases Of Simultaneous Invention

Who says lightning doesn't strike twice?