Cracked Archive - History

Unreal Heroes Who Died Protecting Precious Knowledge

Dian Fossey's idea of environmental conservation involved pistol-whipping poachers.

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16 Historical Events Only Made Possible By Drugs And Alcohol

Carl Sagan might as well have been in the Cheech and Chong movies.

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11 Problems Solved By Blowing Things Up

It turns out Roland Emmerich's method of making movies interesting has some practical use in the real world.

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Seemingly Innocuous Things (That Are Racist)

How come Mario, Bugs Bunny, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mickey Mouse all wear white gloves? You might not want to know.

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24 Insane Ways Game Of Thrones Is 'Based On A True Story'

It turns out George R.R. Martin maybe knew a thing or two about history, and you can actually learn something between all the death and incestuous sex.

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Why Don't We Have Flying Cars Yet? Well, Here's The Thing...

Ted Hall invented a fully functioning flying car -- in the 1940s.

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4 Practical Jokes You Won't Believe US Presidents Pulled

There are many insightful, serious articles about American presidents that ponder the nature of power and its effect on those who wield it. This is not one of those articles.

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25 Events You Learned In History Class (Didn't Happen)

Turns out Pre-Renaissance audiences were pretty big bowling fans. No kidding.

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6 Horrifying Secrets About Feel Good Historical Moments

Disneyland opened during the Cold War and provided America with some much needed ... disappointment, torture, and stress?

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6 Horrifying Examples Of Wartime BS-Bullying Propaganda

Throughout history, governments have tricked, tormented, and otherwise trolled their own populations during various conflicts.

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16 Iconic People Whose Beliefs Now Seem Horrifying

Richard Pryor probably would've picked up the wrong following.

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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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