Cracked Archive - History

5 Ancient Discoveries That Prove Modern Men Are Sexist

It turns out that archaeology has proven a whole bunch of our assumptions to be wrong, which, in addition to tricking Nazis into melting their own faces off, is exactly what archaeologists are supposed to do.


4 Ways America Screws the World (Nobody Talks About)

When the United States comes to town, bad shit comes with us.


5 Uprisings Cut from U.S. History for Being Too Successful

Overthrowing a government takes an enormous amount of planning, strategy, and resources. Or, you know, just a gigantic set of balls.


22 Facts That Shatter Your Image of American Presidents

We've talked before about how badass presidents are. Now it's time to wonder about how these idiots got to lead our country.


5 Famous People With Crazy Second Lives Nobody Knows About

It turns out great historical figures' lives have more random side quests than your average RPG.


4 Things Now Considered Manly (Were Created for Ladies Only)

A handful of things have managed to go from pink to blue in our culture, and here are four of them.


6 Vintage Ads Companies Would Never Get Away With Today

Back in the olden days, advertisers made the bold move of using the saddest pictures possible to depress viewers into buying their products out of pity.


The 5 Most Incredible Pranks Pulled With Major Landmarks

These stunts range from merely dickish to grossly illegal, and each is still admirable in its own way.


The 5 Most Insane Things Anyone Ever Did for Love

Getting married isn't always easy.


6 Tiny Mistakes That Shaped Huge Parts of Modern History

The shaping of history is a lot less Illuminati and a lot more the 3 Stooges.


5 Insane Things You Don't Know About Letters of the Alphabet

The alphabet's been playing you for a sap.


5 Historical Figures More Terrifying Than Any Horror Villain

Jason Vorhees would run away screaming at the sight of any of these real-life monsters.


Epic Feats of Partying by Famous People

It's no secret that the rich and famous party their nuts off. But there's 'party your nuts off' and then there's 'party your nuts off, pick them up, then do some rad tricks with them.'


5 Famous Historical Figures You Didn't Know Were Perverts

We get so tied up in slut-shaming contemporary celebrities that it's easy to forget how some of history's greatest minds spent most their energy having the nastiest sex they could get their hands on.


How the World Would Look Without Guns

Guns, for all the harm they can cause, are more ingrained in our society than we probably realize.