Cracked Archive - History

Did Some Litter Win the Civil War for the Union?
Did Some Litter Win the Civil War for the Union?

Picking up stray trash could change the course of human history.

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5 Major Secrets Unearthed By the Last People You'd Expect
5 Major Secrets Unearthed By the Last People You'd Expect

Sometimes the weirdest sources can be Deep Throats for the strangest things.

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Soviet Russia Invented A Flying Tank (Seriously)
Soviet Russia Invented A Flying Tank (Seriously)

Some technological advancements propelled us forward by leaps and bounds. Others were just gloriously silly.

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Here's The Hilarious Way Ireland Warded Off Nazi Bombers
Here's The Hilarious Way Ireland Warded Off Nazi Bombers

Neutrality won't keep a country from being bombed if pilots don't know what they're flying over.

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The 16th Century Shieldgun Looked Awesome, Was Terrible
The 16th Century Shieldgun Looked Awesome, Was Terrible

What's the point of anything if it can't shoot bullets?

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5 Movie Speeches That Were Totally Different In Real Life
5 Movie Speeches That Were Totally Different In Real Life

Some of the most inspiring moments in movie history were ... less so, in reality.

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6 Reasons Famous Wars Were Even Worse Than You Imagined
6 Reasons Famous Wars Were Even Worse Than You Imagined

Here are some war-related problems from history you probably didn't see coming.

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5 Insane Vacations Your Great-Grandparents Totally Went On
5 Insane Vacations Your Great-Grandparents Totally Went On

Our ancestors took really dumb vacations.

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6 Hilarious Ways Our Ancestors Solved Everyday Problems
6 Hilarious Ways Our Ancestors Solved Everyday Problems

And they didn't even have duct tape.

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Door Knobs Weren't Invented Until AFTER The Civil War
Door Knobs Weren't Invented Until AFTER The Civil War

Fire, wheel, beer, doorknob? Not quite.

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5 Reasons Horrible Dictators Always Catch Us Off Guard
5 Reasons Horrible Dictators Always Catch Us Off Guard

History's greatest monsters were, on a personal level, shockingly normal.

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5 Unbelievably Bold Political Lies (That Totally Worked)
5 Unbelievably Bold Political Lies (That Totally Worked)

We like to think we're getting pretty good at spotting when a politician is lying to us ... and yet.

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