Cracked Archive - History

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26 Side By Side Comparisons That Fix Your Image Of History

Winston Churchill's famous speech was recorded nine years after he originally gave it.

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5 Realities Of Being A Mixed-Race Child When That's Illegal

Ever wonder what it's like being a living, breathing felony offense?

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6 Horrifying Ways They Used To Treat Basic Medical Issues

Have a hemmorrhoid? Better put a burning poker on it.

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6 Myths About The US Constitution Too Many People Believe

The vast majority of people haven't the slightest clue what the OG law of the land actually defines.

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7 Celebrities Who Everyone Forgets Did Horrifying Things

Allowing your first daughter to be raised on welfare and a waitress income while you're swimming in money is a dick move, Apple Man.

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The 6 Greatest Moments In Wartime Smack Talk

If only we could be like these people. If we were to suddenly find ourselves in the middle of an honest-to-God firefight, the only sick burns we'd be composing would be the ones in our underpants.

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18 Ancient Jokes That Are Still Shockingly Funny Today

These jokes have held up better in hundreds of years than Seinfeld has in 20.

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5 Bizarre Ways Our Ancestors Solved Major Crimes

Despite believing in witches, it turns out that the colonial American judicial system was pretty intricate.

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The First Gay President: 18 Sexual Secrets Of US Presidents

Apparently Ronald Reagan saved his more unscrupulous presidential deeds for when he headed up the Screen Actors Guild.

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6 Modern-Day Tech Advances (That Your Grandparents Had)

In 1965, inspired by the unique and controversial opinion that cigarettes were terrible, Herbert A. Gilbert set out to create a logical solution: the electronic cigarette.

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8 Famous Political Scandals You Won't Believe Are Total Lies

It's amazing how one scream out of context can tank an entire campaign, even when you're a frontrunner.

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Mormons Run Everything: 5 Things You Learn Working In Vegas

If you've had a blast in Las Vegas recently, rule number one is what happened there stays there. Rule number two is you thank a mormon.

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Past Secrets The Presidential Candidates Want You To Forget

When seeking endorsements for re-election, apparently giving out pieces of 9/11 wreckage is a good idea.

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6 Everyday Things Designed For Ridiculously Sexist Reasons

Sexism brought us a whole lot of bad things, but sometimes people screwed up and they accidentally brought us things that are really nice to have.

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It Could Happen Here: 5 Ways Civil War Changes Modern Life

While they were busy getting degrees, raising families and starting careers, a civil war snuck up and slapped the people of Ukraine right in their pants.

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