Cracked Archive - History

4 Dark Easter Eggs In Famous Cities (Hiding In Plain Sight)

Look hard enough, and you'll see that cities and towns are still pockmarked with creepy remnants of wars gone by.


The Incredible True Christmas Story From WWII's Dark Days

There's a limit to our suspension of disbelief in regards to Christmas miracles, and that limit is Nazis.


5 Hilarious 2017 Twitter Moments You Might've Missed

Twitter is a yawning gyre of GIFs, random maniacs screaming into the endless void in search of a meager morsel of meaning, and dog photos.


18 Historical Practical Jokes That Are Still Funny Today

Trolling and asshattery are grand and glorious traditions.


5 Serious Historical Events That Became Goofy Farces

History is like a toga-wearing frat boy named Moose who duct-tapes malt liquor bottles to his hands.


I Was Tortured By The Chicago PD: This Is What I Saw

Americans love badass cops who throw the rulebook out the window and then shoot it, even though shooting the rulebook is so clearly against the rules.


Dumb Conspiracy Theories With Awful Real-World Consequences

Spoiler Alert: The monster is actually the person making this shit up.


5 Beloved Holiday Traditions (That Started Out Crazy Dark)

You might occasionally wonder how all these holiday traditions got started. We'd advise you not to dig too deeply, because you might not like what you find ...


5 Terrifying Diseases From History (People Just Made Up)

There were never any Satanic daycare centers, no teenager on the planet has ever played the so-called knockout game, and no one actually likes pumpkin spice.


6 WTF Facts You Never Knew About Famed Speeches From History

If politics has taught us anything in the past grueling year, it's that it involves a lot more posturing than actual policy.


6 True Abraham Lincoln Stories Too Crazy For History Class

America went and did it: We put a troll in charge of the country. And surprise! Things are not working out well. But to be fair, this isn't the first time.


18 Insane Statistics That Will Change Your View Of History

It’s safe to assume you’re picturing everything wrong.


Historical Marvels You Didn't Know Existed

Time travel is likely confined to questionably structured sci-fi movies for the foreseeable future.


22 People Who Admitted They Were Terrible, And Changed

Believe it or not, there are people in this world who realize they’re wrong, admit it, and stop being terrible.


5 WTF Ways People Are Cashing In On Famous Murderers

Crime does not pay. Crime history, however, can make you filthy stinking rich.