Cracked Archive - History

5 Common Sayings That Mean The Opposite Of What You Think
5 Common Sayings That Mean The Opposite Of What You Think

Sliced bread was not a groundbreaking invention. Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. An apple a day doesn't keep the doctor away.

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Check Out This Crazy Hell-Themed Nightclub From The 1890s
Check Out This Crazy Hell-Themed Nightclub From The 1890s

The coolest-looking nightclubs of all time belonged to 1890s France.

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Meet The Medieval Warrior With A Blade For A Hand
Meet The Medieval Warrior With A Blade For A Hand

He was a killing machine who could only count to six.

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The Weird Nazi Tiny Tanks You Never Learned About In School
The Weird Nazi Tiny Tanks You Never Learned About In School

Teeny tanks played an explosive role in WWII until everyone figured out their one dumb weakness.

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Native Americans Treated Trans People Better Than We Do Now
Native Americans Treated Trans People Better Than We Do Now

Hundreds of years ago, some Native American tribes actually held a deep respect for people who identified themselves as outside the gender binary -- or as they were called, 'two-spirits.'

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5 World Leaders Who Did The Opposite Of What You'd Expect
5 World Leaders Who Did The Opposite Of What You'd Expect

Sometimes we get the story wrong entirely, and it's not like the biopic is going to correct us.

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5 Cities That Changed Unrecognizably In Only A Few Decades
5 Cities That Changed Unrecognizably In Only A Few Decades

It takes ages for a city to truly change. But there are exceptions

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5 Famous People Whose Corpses Got Desecrated In Crazy Ways
5 Famous People Whose Corpses Got Desecrated In Crazy Ways

Powerful people have powerful enemies, and the dead have a hard time fighting back

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The Miraculous Cat That Survived THREE Shipwrecks
The Miraculous Cat That Survived THREE Shipwrecks

It's standard practice for ships to keep station cats aboard for keeping the mice at bay.

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7 WTF Details About Historical Events Everyone Forgets
7 WTF Details About Historical Events Everyone Forgets

Sometimes we ignore all of the chaotic insanity that typically accompanies history.

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The Nazi Outpost In Canada That No One Noticed
The Nazi Outpost In Canada That No One Noticed

A Nazi U-boat infiltrated Canada and no one figured it out until 1981.

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The Secret History Of The French Horse-Butt Sniper
The Secret History Of The French Horse-Butt Sniper

What’s a better sniping position than shooting through a fake horse’s anus?

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That Time A Nazi Submarine Captain Sank His Ship By Flushing
That Time A Nazi Submarine Captain Sank His Ship By Flushing

And you thought pooping in your new date’s bathroom was embarrassing.

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The Gay Bomb: A Real Thing The US Military Considered
The Gay Bomb: A Real Thing The US Military Considered

How was this an actual plan in the 1990s???

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5 Shocking Laws Modern Countries Had Until A Few Years Ago
5 Shocking Laws Modern Countries Had Until A Few Years Ago

Some supposedly modern societies end up ridiculously behind the curve.

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