Cracked Archive - History

5 Ways Minorities Were Screwed Out Of The History Books
5 Ways Minorities Were Screwed Out Of The History Books

It may be hard to tell, but America used to have a problem with discrimination -- which led to a bunch of legitimately impressive people of color getting totally screwed out of their rightful place in the annals of Stuff We Wrote Down.

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5 Ways You're Probably Picturing History Wrong
5 Ways You're Probably Picturing History Wrong

They say you can learn from history, but first you have to understand it. And humanity absolutely does not.

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5 Religions With Huge Followings (You Had No Clue Existed)
5 Religions With Huge Followings (You Had No Clue Existed)

Apparently there are several religions around the world with hundreds of thousands of followers which we can almost guarantee you know nothing about.

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6 Things Everyone Knows About War (That Are Totally Wrong)
6 Things Everyone Knows About War (That Are Totally Wrong)

Even the basic stuff we think we understand about international conflict is, at best, mostly wrong.

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The 5 Most Insane Elections In US History (Before This One)
The 5 Most Insane Elections In US History (Before This One)

The 2016 election isn't even close to the dumbest, craziest, most spectacularly corrupt election America has dealt with.

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5 Nightmarish Ways People In History Solved Common Problems
5 Nightmarish Ways People In History Solved Common Problems

As history has shown us, the greatest ideas have been formulated by maniacal geniuses. And terrible ideas, well, they just come from maniacs.

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6 Amazing Easter Eggs Lurking In Places You'd Never Suspect
6 Amazing Easter Eggs Lurking In Places You'd Never Suspect

If you've wondered if there are any video game-esque Easter eggs in real life, the answer, of course, is yes.

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7 Heroes Of History's Darkest Nightmares Who Deserve Movies
7 Heroes Of History's Darkest Nightmares Who Deserve Movies

Still believe the world doesn't have any heroes? Then turn off those 24-hour news channels.

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

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The 5 Most Ridiculously Misunderstood Historical Legacies
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.

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These Unsolved Murders Will Make You Scared Of The Dark
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.

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6 Famous Unsolved Mysteries (Are Shockingly Easy To Solve)
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.

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Why Modern America Scares Me: By An Internment Camp Survivor
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.

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The Creepiest Serial Killers (Who Still Remain At Large)
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.

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Iconic People Who Had Shockingly Horrifying Childhoods
Iconic People Who Had Shockingly Horrifying Childhoods

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

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