Cracked Archive - History

7 Things You Have In Your Home With Insane Secret Histories

Did you know your favorite party snack was invented by a racist utopian cult?


4 U.S. Historical Opinions (The British Say Are B.S.)

I'm here to try and defend my beloved country against accusations that we're nothing more than a nation of evil, mustache-twirling, power-obsessed psychopaths in well-tailored suits.


A Letter to My Wife The Day After The Election

Just A Man Standing In Front Of A Woman...


7 Hilariously Embarrassing Archaeological Discoveries

People have always been dumb.


6 Scary Archaeological Finds (That Should've Stayed Hidden)

We're not saying that digging around certain sites will stir up ancient curses. But, we're not saying it won't, either.


The 11 Creepiest Unsolved Crimes No One Can Explain (Part 2)

Horror stories are great and all, but around Halloween, we like to focus on the real stuff. You know, the monsters that could in fact be outside your house right now.


The 11 Creepiest Unsolved Crimes No One Can Explain: Part 1

Lots of you are too old and jaded to be kept awake at night by ghost stories and implausible urban legends. No, this time of year, you need something a little more real.


Hiroshima 'Shadows' And 4 Other Haunting Historical Remnants

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. But you know what? Remembering history ain't always so great, either.


20 Hellish Nightmares That Used To Be Everyday Life

This is your reminder that the past is a bottomless pit of nightmares.


6 Anti-Trans Arguments That Sound Historically Familiar

History repeats itself, which is why we're still trotting out tired old arguments when it comes to transgender issues.


4 Secretly Brilliant Details Of Art (You Mistook For Errors)

History is fraught with inexplicable artistic trends which seem silly to modern-day people. But if you look into it, sometimes there's are very good explanations for them.


6 Fun Activities That Were Horrifying Throughout History

Pick even the tamest weekend activity out of the divorced dad's guidebook, and you'll find that the nearest equivalent in olden days was a horrific, inhuman distortion of what we have today.


Why It's Time To Stop Using The Word Slut

Slut, the traditionally offensive, sometimes fiercely feminist word, died on Tuesday. The word was 614.


5 Epic Bouts of Drunkenness That Made The History Books

Behold, the inebriated shenanigans of a chosen few legendary drinkers, whose stumbling binges squatted in the face of logic, national security, and history, and ripped a wet, beery fart.