Cracked Archive - History

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19 Origins Of Everyday Traditions, Explained

Where did the 'thumbs up' sign come from?

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The Exciting Adventures Of Alexander The Great's Corpse

Just because he's dead doesn't mean he can't get into trouble.

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4 Famous Killers Everyone Gets Wrong

Sometimes, we got things all mixed up when it comes to history's famous murderers ...

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5 Forgotten Times Presidents Narrowly Escaped Death

Any of these deaths would have changed history.

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The Amazing Around-The-World Race (That Drove Contestants Mad)

If you decide to sail around the world by yourself, uh, don't.

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5 Bizarre Dumb Things Countries Made Citizens Do During Wars

Armies do brilliant stuff in war. We're not going to talk about that today.

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18 Negative Initial Reviews Of Famous Works Of Art

Even masterpieces have haters.

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17 Weird Acts Committed In The Name of Espionage

Spying is a strange business.

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5 Hollywood-Worthy Twists That Saved People's Lives

If you're going to cheat death, you might as well give him the finger as well.

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Nazi Germany Made the Swastika Its National Flag Because Of A Crybaby Hissy Fit

They do not take kindly to interruptions of their fancy parties.

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The Murder-Filled History Of The, Uh, Fancy Hat Industry

Sometimes an absolutely fabulous hat leads to a whole lot of bullets.

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19 Vintage Ads That Tried To Create Weird Insecurities

In case you're not insecure enough, here are some vintage things to worry about.

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