Cracked Archive - History

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20 Of The Greatest 'Butterfly Effect' Moments In History

A woodshed burns down and then Legos happen.

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If The 10 Commandments Were Written For A Modern Audience

Even God needs to keep his brand up to date.

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The 6 Biggest Lies Used To Start Horrifying Wars

Sometimes wars are started by nothing much at all. Just a little lie, and then terribleness ensues.

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6 Creepy Warnings From History (Are Totally Coming True)

Hindsight is always 20/20, but sometimes the foresight is pretty much 20/20 too.

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5 WTF Facts You Didn't Know About WWI

It turns out that history class presented us with an extremely narrow, kinda boring viewpoint for one of the world's greatest conflicts.

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26 Side By Side Comparisons That Fix Your Image Of History

Winston Churchill's famous speech was recorded nine years after he originally gave it.

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5 Realities Of Being A Mixed-Race Child When That's Illegal

Ever wonder what it's like being a living, breathing felony offense?

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6 Horrifying Ways They Used To Treat Basic Medical Issues

Have a hemmorrhoid? Better put a burning poker on it.

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6 Myths About The US Constitution Too Many People Believe

The vast majority of people haven't the slightest clue what the OG law of the land actually defines.

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7 Celebrities Who Everyone Forgets Did Horrifying Things

Allowing your first daughter to be raised on welfare and a waitress income while you're swimming in money is a dick move, Apple Man.

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The 6 Greatest Moments In Wartime Smack Talk

If only we could be like these people. If we were to suddenly find ourselves in the middle of an honest-to-God firefight, the only sick burns we'd be composing would be the ones in our underpants.

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18 Ancient Jokes That Are Still Shockingly Funny Today

These jokes have held up better in hundreds of years than Seinfeld has in 20.

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5 Bizarre Ways Our Ancestors Solved Major Crimes

Despite believing in witches, it turns out that the colonial American judicial system was pretty intricate.

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The First Gay President: 18 Sexual Secrets Of US Presidents

Apparently Ronald Reagan saved his more unscrupulous presidential deeds for when he headed up the Screen Actors Guild.

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6 Modern-Day Tech Advances (That Your Grandparents Had)

In 1965, inspired by the unique and controversial opinion that cigarettes were terrible, Herbert A. Gilbert set out to create a logical solution: the electronic cigarette.

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