Cracked Archive - History

5 Obvious Lies That Are Sometimes True
5 Obvious Lies That Are Sometimes True

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

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5 Historical Wars That Need Movie Adaptations Now
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.

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The 5 Craziest Ways People Defeated Terrifying Regimes
The 5 Craziest Ways People Defeated Terrifying Regimes

Sometimes beating totalitarian regimes means getting creative.

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5 People in History Who Were Terrible at Their Jobs
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.

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5 Bizarre Criminal Undergrounds That Are Bafflingly Huge
5 Bizarre Criminal Undergrounds That Are Bafflingly Huge

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

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

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5 Stories That Prove Police Are Just as Terrifying in Canada
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.

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4 Medical Misunderstandings With Horrific Consequences
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.

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6 Awesomely Insane Guns People Actually Used (Pt. 2)
6 Awesomely Insane Guns People Actually Used (Pt. 2)

The 'who cares if it works, it'll be cool as hell!' approach to gunsmithing has given us some amazing results.

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6 Things I Learned About Humanity Living Through a Genocide
6 Things I Learned About Humanity Living Through a Genocide

Carl Wilkens was right in the middle of the Rwandan Genocide. He rescued hundreds from unspeakable violence. Cracked sat down to talk with him about just what it takes to stand up and stick your thumb in the eye of Pure Human Evil.

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6 Insanely Advanced Technologies Found in Ancient Ruins
6 Insanely Advanced Technologies Found in Ancient Ruins

Some ancient technologies have turned out to be at least as good as, if not better than, the stuff our fancy-pants scientists today have developed.

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5 Real Robberies With Better Twists Than Any Heist Movie
5 Real Robberies With Better Twists Than Any Heist Movie

In real life thieves don't need helicopters or EMP devices to pull off crimes bigger than anything you've seen on the silver screen. You just need a ridiculous plan and the balls to carry it out.

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5 Things from History You Won't Believe You Can Experience
5 Things from History You Won't Believe You Can Experience

With each passing day we become less and less hopeful that anybody is going to invent time travel. Fortunately, there's ways around that.

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Why Everything You Believe About the '90s Is Wrong
Why Everything You Believe About the '90s Is Wrong

If you were actually born in the '90s, you don't really remember the '90s. And that's why you're wrong about the decade.

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