Cracked Archive - History

6 Deaths From History You Will Go To Hell For Laughing At

For the truly unlucky among us, our jackass deaths will be cataloged by incredulous historians for all eternity.


The 5 Most Ridiculously Misunderstood Historical Legacies

Be careful what kind of legacy you leave, or you'll be remembered forever for something you totally despise.


These Unsolved Murders Will Make You Scared Of The Dark

Warning: You'll probably be up all night trying to figure out the terrifying truth behind these mysterious crimes.


6 Famous Unsolved Mysteries (Are Shockingly Easy To Solve)

According to the denizens of /r/conspiracy and your wacky aunt on Facebook, there are terrifying mysteries unfolding all around us, all the time. These people clearly don't use Google.


Why Modern America Scares Me: By An Internment Camp Survivor

Kiyo Sato was an 18-year-old Japanese-American living in Sacramento when WWII broke out and the government decided she and her family couldn't be trusted.


The Creepiest Serial Killers (Who Still Remain At Large)

We love our serial killers in one of two flavors -- dead, or in prison. But not the third flavor: the ones who do their thing for years, or even decades, without ever getting caught.


Iconic People Who Had Shockingly Horrifying Childhoods

Sometimes genius comes as a result of depressing, horrifying childhood trauma.


5 Crooks Who Succeeded So Hard They Had To Catch Themselves

These idiots would probably still be free today if they'd simply cashed their (considerable) chips in while they were ahead.


6 Ways Fourth Of July Used To Make 'The Purge' Look Tame

You see, back in the day, the Fourth of July was more or less the holiday equivalent of smashing your own face with a beer bottle and uppercutting Benedict Arnold.


Presidential Candidates Who'll Make You Thankful for Trump

If we're being totally honest with ourselves, presidential elections have historically been kind of a shitshow.


7 Ways Dating Used To Be A Horrifying Game Of Roulette

Our parents, grandparents and assorted ancestors were subjected to such random, insane dating clauses that they might as well have been a completely different species.


5 Bizarre Ways People Got F'ed Up Throughout History

Laughing gas wasn't used for anything surgical for about 70 years after its synthesis.


Unexplained Things That Only Happen In A Few Places On Earth

Las Vegas is depressing its residents to death.


We Don't Think These Words Mean What You Think They Mean

Apparently assassins and hashish go hand-in-hand.


6 Disasters With Details So Awful, History Left Them Out

Some clouds, it's been said, have a silver lining. But clouds can get even worse. Those are the clouds we're talking about in this article.