Cracked Archive - History

5 Shocking Ways Enemies Worked Together During Times of War
5 Shocking Ways Enemies Worked Together During Times of War

Tthroughout history, there have been some people who've stared war's moral corruption right in the face and then punched its teeth out.

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5 Seemingly Harmless Groups That Wield Terrifying Power
5 Seemingly Harmless Groups That Wield Terrifying Power

The sinister organizations making society dance like puppets aren't the illuminati -- they're boring, ordinary groups gone mad with power.

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5 Famous Writers With Flaws Everyone Tries to Ignore
5 Famous Writers With Flaws Everyone Tries to Ignore

It turns out, many of the classic works and writers of English literature are absolutely rotten with flaws.

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5 Real People Who Life Never Stops Kicking in the Balls
5 Real People Who Life Never Stops Kicking in the Balls

If you were looking for evidence that gypsy curses might be real, look no further.

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5 Horrifying Hazards of Seemingly Normal Jobs
5 Horrifying Hazards of Seemingly Normal Jobs

It doesn't take heavy machinery or bad weather to make a job deadly.

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5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe About the Dark Ages
5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe About the Dark Ages

In the name of correcting some popular misconceptions about the period, let's take on myths you almost certainly have been led to believe.

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5 True Stories Behind Iconic Pictures of Badass Women
5 True Stories Behind Iconic Pictures of Badass Women

Changing the status quo means getting a little rowdy. Lucky for us, cameras were present when these women did.

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5 Movie-Worthy Lines Said by Real Soldiers Facing Death
5 Movie-Worthy Lines Said by Real Soldiers Facing Death

Some people need badass lines written for them. Others just have them come naturally.

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6 Real-Life Gunslingers Who Put Billy the Kid to Shame
6 Real-Life Gunslingers Who Put Billy the Kid to Shame

Billy the Kid might as well have been playing cowboys and indians compared to these guys.

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5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions
5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

The origins of the traditions you think of as mundane run the gamut from freaking odd to downright sinister.

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6 Unintentionally Hilarious Legacies of Famous Figures
6 Unintentionally Hilarious Legacies of Famous Figures

We're almost certain no one ever intended to leave a legacy quite like these.

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6 Cartoonishly Simple Battle Plans That Worked
6 Cartoonishly Simple Battle Plans That Worked

The best plan is the stupidest most unintended one, apparently.

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The 5 Most Hilariously Inept Explorers of All Time
The 5 Most Hilariously Inept Explorers of All Time

These explorers were so flashily incompetent, it's a wonder they ever made it out their front door.

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The 6 Most Mismatched Battles Ever Won by Underdogs
The 6 Most Mismatched Battles Ever Won by Underdogs

Everyone loves a good David and Goliath story. Particularly when David has nothing to use but his oversized cojones.

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6 Landmarks That Are Secretly Awesome Transformers
6 Landmarks That Are Secretly Awesome Transformers

Occasionally buildings transform into badass secret identities that make them look like Optimus Prime's cooler older brothers.

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