Cracked Archive - History

5 Ancient Gods Whose Genitals Should Have Their Own Movie
5 Ancient Gods Whose Genitals Should Have Their Own Movie

Their genitals aren't like ours. Theirs are special. Theirs are magic.

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The 5 Most Important Things Ever Done While Black Out Drunk
The 5 Most Important Things Ever Done While Black Out Drunk

Many historic events were such drunken shitshows that it's hard to imagine what modern civilization would even look like if not for the intervention of booze.

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6 Iconic Monuments That Almost Looked Completely Insane
6 Iconic Monuments That Almost Looked Completely Insane

Most monuments are actually pretty crazy. But those ones are tiddlywinks compared to these tributes we almost had.

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6 Insane Realities Of Life In A Modern Dictatorship
6 Insane Realities Of Life In A Modern Dictatorship

Belarus is frequently called 'Europe's last dictatorship.' We sat down with a man from there, and this is what we learned

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5 Insane True Stories That Change How You Picture WWII
5 Insane True Stories That Change How You Picture WWII

The best evidence of how batshit things got is that so many of the weirder stories just became footnotes in your history book.

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6 Historical Myths You've Lapped Up As Fact
6 Historical Myths You've Lapped Up As Fact

From the most pivotal moments of massive wars to fun little factoids about historical figures, a little digging reveals that nothing played out exactly the way your history books claim.

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Hitler's Super Jet: 6 Lost Historical Secrets We've Dug Up
Hitler's Super Jet: 6 Lost Historical Secrets We've Dug Up

Hey, scientists, cut it out.

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4 Sexual Preferences That Only Recently Became Taboo
4 Sexual Preferences That Only Recently Became Taboo

We often imagine our elders as being more prudish than we are today. But, well, you can see where this is going ...

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4 Terrifying Crimes (That We'll Never Solve)
4 Terrifying Crimes (That We'll Never Solve)

A good murder mystery is pretty much the most enticing thing you can imagine.

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6 Things You Learn Preserving America's Past
6 Things You Learn Preserving America's Past

We sent one of our interviewers to Washington D.C. to speak with a source at a national archive, about saving relics from America's past from ending up next to your Taco Bell receipt in the trash.

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5 Details That Make Famous Conspiracy Theories Seem Legit
5 Details That Make Famous Conspiracy Theories Seem Legit

In my version of a perfect world, every conspiracy theory would be true.

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4 Creepy Ways History Was a Never-Ending Horror Show
4 Creepy Ways History Was a Never-Ending Horror Show

As much as we like to complain about all the bullshit the world is throwing at us today, our Internet-less, video-game-free ancestors had it way, way worse.

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5 Modern Controversies That Have Been Around Forever
5 Modern Controversies That Have Been Around Forever

If you owned a time machine and took a tour of the past, you'd see the same shit coming up over and over again.

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5 Creepy Murder Mysteries From History We'll Never Solve
5 Creepy Murder Mysteries From History We'll Never Solve

These are straight out of crime novels. The ones where the authors died mysteriously before finishing them.

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