Cracked Archive - History

5 Historical Figures Who Made James Bond Look Like a Pussy
5 Historical Figures Who Made James Bond Look Like a Pussy

Some of these folks clawed their way up from mundanity simply by having immense balls.

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5 Complex Languages Invented by One (Crazy) Person
5 Complex Languages Invented by One (Crazy) Person

These the most famous artificially created languages around.

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5 Barbaric Practices That Are More Modern Than You Think
5 Barbaric Practices That Are More Modern Than You Think

Things we assume were left in the distant past have a way of lingering on, decades or centuries longer than you'd have thought.

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4 Hilarious Attempts to Fix Things That Weren't Broken
4 Hilarious Attempts to Fix Things That Weren't Broken

People have been noticing the deceitfulness of the world for a long time now, and history is littered with examples of people who have tried to do something about it. And they all failed.

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5 Ruthless Dictators Hiding in Plain Sight as Normal People
5 Ruthless Dictators Hiding in Plain Sight as Normal People

Turns out you never know who's selling you that bottle of Evan green label.

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The 5 Creepiest Death Rituals From Around the World (Part 2)
The 5 Creepiest Death Rituals From Around the World (Part 2)

Given humankind's penchant for handling pretty much everything it encounters with complete and utter insanity, it's no surprise that some of our death rituals have gotten a little ... inspired.

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5 Famous Modern Events You Won't Believe Happened Before
5 Famous Modern Events You Won't Believe Happened Before

You can rest assured that many of the 'modern' problems we deal with today were around in Grandpa's time, too.

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5 Soldiers Who Were More Badass Than Rambo (Without Guns)
5 Soldiers Who Were More Badass Than Rambo (Without Guns)

These are men who know that wars aren't won by the side with the best gear and the coolest-looking toys. Wars are won by the side with the soldiers who want it hardest.

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5 Vintage Ads Ripped Directly From Your Nightmares (Part 2)
5 Vintage Ads Ripped Directly From Your Nightmares (Part 2)

When the robots finally take over and start sifting through the rubble that was Earth, they're going to come to the conclusion that ours was a mercy killing. Why? Because of ads like these.

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The 6 Ballsiest Con Men of All Time
The 6 Ballsiest Con Men of All Time

We're not sure where you run when you rob a whole nation.

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5 Star Performers Who Never Let a Lack of Talent Stop Them
5 Star Performers Who Never Let a Lack of Talent Stop Them

These artists beat the odds and achieved their dreams ... however stupid those dreams turned out to be.

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The 6 Greatest Twist Endings in the History of Battle
The 6 Greatest Twist Endings in the History of Battle

There's a reason Hollywood makes more movies about war than, say, wine tasting competitions.

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11 Old War Photos You Won't Believe Aren't Fake (Part 2)
11 Old War Photos You Won't Believe Aren't Fake (Part 2)

War is a wacky, bizarre kind of hell.

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6 Legendary Lost Treasures That Are Still Up for Grabs
6 Legendary Lost Treasures That Are Still Up for Grabs

These awesome finds are still unclaimed after centuries ... or at least they were, before we posted this article.

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4 Smug Predictions That Were Hilariously Wrong
4 Smug Predictions That Were Hilariously Wrong

Believe it or not, the Internet didn't invent having bad opinions. To demonstrate, let me present a selection of jerks who eventually had to eat their own terrible words.

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