Cracked Archive - History


Famous Mysteries (No One Realizes Were Solved)

Everyone who stills believe these must not know what Google is.


6 Horrifying Facts That Get Left Out Of History

If you think your future knowledge would help you in the past, we have bad news for you.


5 Huge Marketing Campaigns That Were Complete Catastrophes

Sometimes the brainwashing overlords in charge of telling us what to buy go wildly off the rails, and it's always fun to sit back and soak in their failure.


6 Shockingly Badass People Who Lived In The 19th Century

When you think of the Victorian era you probably picture sexually repressed spinsters and sad little orphans. Not so fast though.


6 Stupid Bets That People Won As Insanely As Possible

Once Eisenhower's chief of staff bet General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery a B-17 Flying Fortress, he was going to get it.


The 27 Weirdest Lies That Everyone Believed

A fool and their dignity are easily parted.


21 Absurd Lies Companies Have Used To Sell Products

We like to think the term 'snake oil' is reserved for old-timey traveling salesman and the holistic medicine aisle of Whole Foods, but it turns out it hits closer to home than that.


5 Women From History Who Were Basically Magic At Sex

Here are some historical women whose creative sexual resumes stand up to any man's.


4 Terrifying Historical Crimes No One Can Explain

Quick, friend, grab your trusty magnifying glass and put on your best research pants.


5 Things You Say Often With Horrible Historical Origins

It's fascinating to trace the origins of everyday phrases back and find out just how many of them were not only slang, but terms that referenced unspeakable horror.


5 Artifacts That Prove Ancients Were Some Sick M'fers

When you go sifting through the shockingly explicit artifacts left behind by great civilizations, you find that modern society is pretty tame.


6 Iconic Pieces of Military Tech (That Secretly Sucked)

If you take a closer look at some of the machines we've been fervently drawing on our Trapper Keepers during study hall, you might find them hiding a ludicrous Achilles heel.


20 Famous Photos Improved With Nudity

Nudity is a wonderful thing, there's no denying that. It's just that there really is a time and a place for it.


7 Artists Whose Work Will Give You Nightmares

These creators gazed deep into the abyss, and the abyss blinked.


5 Ancient Gods Whose Genitals Should Have Their Own Movie

Their genitals aren't like ours. Theirs are special. Theirs are magic.