Cracked Archive - History

5 Bizarre Ways People Got F'ed Up Throughout History

Laughing gas wasn't used for anything surgical for about 70 years after its synthesis.

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Unexplained Things That Only Happen In A Few Places On Earth

Las Vegas is depressing its residents to death.

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We Don't Think These Words Mean What You Think They Mean

Apparently assassins and hashish go hand-in-hand.

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16 Things 'True' Story Movies Got Wrong About Real People

Hollywood didn't give Patton his profanity-laced due.

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6 Disasters With Details So Awful, History Left Them Out

Some clouds, it's been said, have a silver lining. But clouds can get even worse. Those are the clouds we're talking about in this article.

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23 Mind Blowing Stories Behind The Most Famous Photos Ever

That swimming baby made famous by Nirvana? Not actually swimming.

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The 21 Most Badass Photos (Are From Before You Were Born)

Apparently our grandparents' generation laughed at the concept of 'we're really, really, really too high up to be doing this.'

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6 Civil Rights Movement Myths You Learned In History Class

If you want to see just how messy real history can be -- and how important it is that we recognize its messiness -- look no further than the civil rights movement.

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4 Epic Moments In The History Of Suicidally Bad Ideas

People were psychotically insane back in the day.

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Great Artists Who Passionately Hated Their Most Famous Work

Here are a few works of art we nearly lost to the blood-rage that lives within all creative types.

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5 Bizarre Ways Everyone Gets World War II Wrong

If you're like us and got most of your World War II knowledge from fighting Hitler in a robot suit, so most of this should come as news.

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12 Times Horrible People Gave Great Advice

Unsurprisingly, Saddam Hussein was psychotically hypocritical.

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12 Of The Worst Things Ever (Rebutted In Only 6 Words)

Worry about something that really matters.

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25 Soldiers With Killing Sprees Straight Out Of Call Of Duty

Apparently part of being an unkillable death machine requires having a manly 'stache.

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7 Modern Social Issues That Are Older Than You Think

Long before everyone hashed out Caitlyn Jenner's pronoun switch in their heads, grammar nerds were already on the case.

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