Cracked Archive - History


20 People Who Lied Their Asses Off And Kept Lying

After seeing this, we're pretty sure all of history is a lie.


20 Widely Used (And Widely Misunderstood) Symbols

The people who used these symbols definitely did not pass any of their history classes.


7 Realities Of Being Trans Back Before You Knew We Existed

Allison Washington was a transgender girl in the 1960s. Here's what she learned growing up in the 'trans dark ages.'


5 People History Credits With 'Firsts' (Who Weren't First)

The first guy to sail to the New World, the first guy to perform successful heart surgery, and the first guy to have a 20-inch wiener all have something in common: They might be lying.


6 Dark Details History Usually Leaves Out (For Good Reason)

The more you learn about the past, the more you prefer the vague, sterile version of it you were taught in school.


5 WTF Mass Panics You Never Learned About In History Class

Turns out, we LOVE witch hunts. We do them all the time, whether we're freaking out about clowns, the poor, or yes, even vampires.


5 Insane Historical Theories That Make Way Too Much Sense

We're not saying these folks are right -- hell, we're not even saying they're sane. We're just saying what if?


6 Bible Stories Where The Moral Was 'Haha F*ck You, I'm God'

Amidst all the moral lessons and dubious historical accounts, the Bible is chock full of examples of God just messing with people.


6 Extremely Wrong (But Hilarious) Scientific Beliefs

Here's some stuff about orgasms and poop.


7 Realities Of Surviving Mass Shootings The Media Leaves Out

Since saying that America still struggles with school shootings is a championship-level understatement, we wanted to get Amanda's perspective on what happened then, and what's happened since.


5 Iconic Resistance Movements You're Picturing Exactly Wrong

History is riddled with intriguing and dramatic stories of resistance against tyranny and the fight for equality -- and also errors, accounts influenced by the author's bias, and outright lies.


5 Unspeakably Bad Historical Practices That Never Went Away

We pretty much just slap new coats of paint on old atrocities and carry on like nothing's changed.


The 5 Ballsiest Ways Anyone Has Ever Switched Sides Mid-War

You can brand them traitors, you can curse their names, you can execute them, but you can't say they didn't have balls.


5 Horror Scenes Deleted From History For Being Too Creepy

If it's true that those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it, then for the love of God, please pay very close attention.


Modern-Day America Summed Up In One Photo (From 1957)

This will change how you think of America forever. Or, you know, at least for a little while.