Cracked Archive - History


20 Of The Greatest 'Butterfly Effect' Moments In History

A woodshed burns down and then Legos happen.


If The 10 Commandments Were Written For A Modern Audience

Even God needs to keep his brand up to date.


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.


6 Creepy Warnings From History (Are Totally Coming True)

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


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.


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.


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

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


6 Horrifying Ways They Used To Treat Basic Medical Issues

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


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.


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.


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.


18 Ancient Jokes That Are Still Shockingly Funny Today

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


5 Bizarre Ways Our Ancestors Solved Major Crimes

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


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.


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.