Cracked Archive - History

5 Stories That Prove Everyone Gets WW2 Wrong
5 Stories That Prove Everyone Gets WW2 Wrong

We like to think we know everything there is to about World War II but, well, get ready ready for a history lesson, folks.

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5 Ordinary Things Made Historic Via Publicity Stunts
5 Ordinary Things Made Historic Via Publicity Stunts

Many of the things we consider iconic elements of our culture began as cheap grabs for attention.

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5 Times Comics Were Eerily Right About The Future
5 Times Comics Were Eerily Right About The Future

It's a little unnerving when the wacky plots of the comic book world make their way into ours.

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7 Reasons Dying Was Embarrassing As Hell In Olden Times
7 Reasons Dying Was Embarrassing As Hell In Olden Times

In the past, the real horror show started after you died.

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5 Famous People Who Blatantly Lied (And Barely Paid For It)
5 Famous People Who Blatantly Lied (And Barely Paid For It)

If you're good at lying, the world is an all-you-can-eat buffet respect, fame, and riches.

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The True Adventures Of Bill Hitler, Hitler's Idiot Nephew
The True Adventures Of Bill Hitler, Hitler's Idiot Nephew

In a quirky twist of fate, the Universe saddled the goose-stepping genocidal maniac with a slimy, opportunistic, clingy black sheep to ruin his Christmases.

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My Job Was Telling Bush Things He Didn’t Want To Hear
My Job Was Telling Bush Things He Didn’t Want To Hear

This is what happens when you have an intellectual throw-down with the most powerful man on earth.

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6 Modern Armies Who Seriously Tried To Win Wars Using Magic
6 Modern Armies Who Seriously Tried To Win Wars Using Magic

Plenty of modern armies have dipped their toes into the decidedly unscientific field of pseudoscience so they could just magic away their enemies.

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5 Historical Plot Twists That Seem Too Crazy To Be Real
5 Historical Plot Twists That Seem Too Crazy To Be Real

History is full of tales that would be considered examples of hack writing, if the author wasn't "reality."

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7 Real Ads (That Were Clearly Made By Insane Nihilists)
7 Real Ads (That Were Clearly Made By Insane Nihilists)

Sometimes ads not only make zero sense, they're downright degrading.

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6 Unbelievable Tales Of Nazi Defectors You Never Knew About
6 Unbelievable Tales Of Nazi Defectors You Never Knew About

Support for the Nazis within Germany was far from universal, and at least a few would end up fighting like crazy to wreck the Nazi war machine from the inside.

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7 Times History Went Straight Slapstick
7 Times History Went Straight Slapstick

History is sometimes written by the winners and other times written by coked-out sitcom writers desperate to finish a scene.

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America's Tomatoes Taste Like Garbage (Because Of Racism)
America's Tomatoes Taste Like Garbage (Because Of Racism)

Odds are that you haven't had any true tomato goodness unless you grew some yourself. Why? The answer is about 20 percent science and 80 percent racism.

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4 Nightmare Apocalypses Humanity Forgot Were Possible
4 Nightmare Apocalypses Humanity Forgot Were Possible

This article will validate all of your seemingly irrational fears about Mother Nature's wrath.

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The Monopoly Guy Never Had A Monocle: 4 Lies We All Believe
The Monopoly Guy Never Had A Monocle: 4 Lies We All Believe

Our collective memory of pop culture is all a sham.

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