Cracked Archive - History

5 Everyday Things That Used To Be Completely Taboo
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
5 Archaeological Finds That Prove the Past Was Dumb AF

Some centuries-old junk is outright stupid.

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Archaeologists Just Found A Bunch Of Mummified Cats
Archaeologists Just Found A Bunch Of Mummified Cats

If you're a cat person, welcome to a vision of the perfect afterlife.

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The Incredible Story Of History's Most Influential Penis
The Incredible Story Of History's Most Influential Penis

More resilient than Rasputin himself is the legend of his mighty dong.

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The 5 Dumbest Lies Ever Told By US Presidents (Before Trump)
The 5 Dumbest Lies Ever Told By US Presidents (Before Trump)

You can't reach the White House without being a fantastic liar.

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5 Creepy AF Historical Finds (You'll Wish Hadn't Been Found)
5 Creepy AF Historical Finds (You'll Wish Hadn't Been Found)

These historical finds don't belong in museums, they belong in horror movies.

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