Cracked Archive - History

6 Historical Badasses Who Looked Way Sillier Than You Think

Many groups of people in history who we'd otherwise admire (or at least be reasonably scared of) were very silly looking.


6 Nightmarish Things People Did for Fun Before Electricity

The fun always stops when the lights come on and history proves it.


5 Obvious Lies That Are Sometimes True

Here are five phrases everyone assumes are lies, that can totally be true. Sometimes.


5 Historical Wars That Need Movie Adaptations Now

Many of history's wartime stories are still wandering around like unwanted pets in the cold, eager to be accepted into the warm, loving arms of Hollywood.


The 17 Most Hilarious True Stories Left Out of History Class

War is terrible and violent and really just not fun. But sometimes, some pretty hilarious shit goes down.


The 5 Craziest Ways People Defeated Terrifying Regimes

Sometimes beating totalitarian regimes means getting creative.


26 True Stories That Prove Humanity Is Not All Bad

There's a lot of crazy shit going on in the world, and a lot of folks are quick to say that humanity is in a bad way right now. But is that really accurate?


The 19 Most Impressive Dick Moves of All Time

Look, we aren't saying that going around being an asshole until you're famous for it is a great way to live your life -- but it could make for a pretty badass story.


23 Amazing People Who Were Screwed Out of History Books

They say history is written by the winners, but frankly we're pretty sure history is written by dickheads.


5 People in History Who Were Terrible at Their Jobs

It turns out history has had just as many screw-ups and lazy people as we do now.


5 Bizarre Criminal Undergrounds That Are Bafflingly Huge

Sometimes, strange crime waves -- more apt for a Batman comic -- do happen in real life.


5 Books That Don't Deserve the Amount of Hate They Get

Here then, for your hating pleasure, are some of the most hated books in the world, and also maybe why we should be nicer to them.


21 Epic Failures That Should Have Surprised No One

When you have a brilliant idea, it's easy to get so caught up in its awesomeness that you fail to see the glitches.


5 Stories That Prove Police Are Just as Terrifying in Canada

Canada is routinely mocked for being nice, the last thing you expect to hear about is shit like this.


4 Medical Misunderstandings With Horrific Consequences

Be grateful you don't live in a time when medical misunderstandings would occasionally cause the horrible deaths of thousands of people.