Cracked Archive - History

How An Entire Religion Got Trolled By A Murderous Con Artist

This is the utterly insane story of a man who gave us all a lesson in faking it until you make it.

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How A Dead Nun Ended Up With Teeth Full Of Treasure

Here's a cautionary tale from history about licking fancy rocks.

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5 Wild Loopholes People Used To Beat Rigged Systems

Some people know you can only break the rules by following them to the letter.

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5 Insane Facts From History Nobody Taught You In School

It's hard to take your ancestors seriously after you realize how they all smelled.

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5 Everyday Things That Used To Be Completely Taboo

Our standards are always in flux.

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Students Take Down Statue Of Famous Racist, Uh, Gandhi?

Africa remembers the life of young Gandhi, and it's problematic.

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6 Tiny Things In History That Made Our Ancestors Act Crazy

Modern folks are so sensitive ...

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5 Mysterious Deaths With Insanely Random Plot Twists

Nobody could have seen these twist endings coming.

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4 Heroes of World War 2 Who Have Yet To Get Their Own Movies

Some of the best stories from World War II still haven't seen widespread exposure.

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The Horrific Story Of The Man Who Couldn't Stop Eating

This sounds like BS, but it's well-documented.

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6 US Military Training Videos That Were Pure Insanity

Maybe these videos weren't the best way to teach soldiers to stay alive.

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5 Shocking Crimes From People Who Founded Famous Companies

Some titans of industry were actually titanic bastards.

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5 Ways Normal People Allow Evil Rulers To Thrive

Evil people gain power because otherwise-good people actively help them along.

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5 Archaeological Finds That Prove the Past Was Dumb AF

Some centuries-old junk is outright stupid.

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