Cracked Archive - History

5 Insane Alternate Paths American Presidents Almost Took

The smallest changes in these men's lives would have changed all of history.

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5 Historical Places We've Managed To Totally Trash

Nothing is sacred.

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5 Sports Scandals That Could Be Crazy AF Movies

Here's some stories so strange you can't NOT pay attention to them.

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Historical Deaths You Can’t Help But Laugh At

The universe has a flair for the dramatic and precisely zero chill.

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8 Ad Campaigns That Aged Like Garbage

A select few ad campaigns aged badly for reasons not even the most cynical pundit could have predicted.

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Hearing The 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Was Disappointing

Didn’t even bother to confirm if the pyramids were made by aliens or good old-fashioned slave labor

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6 Ads That Prove The Fitness Industry Was Always Insane

If you want to understand capitalism, look at the diet and exercise industry.

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4 Storied American Institutions (With Screwed-Up Origins)

On some level, anything older than nine months has a questionable past. But, also, wow.

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5 Of The Most 'Wuh?' Facts History Class Never Covered

These hilarious stories should have been taught in every school.

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6 Grand Mastermind Coups (That Fell Apart Immediately)

The Illuminati make it look so easy.

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5 Historical Landmarks (That Are Total Frauds)

Some of the most historical sites in the world are just trying to compete with Disneyland.

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5 Ordinary Jobs That Used To Be Crazy Dangerous

Back in the day, just about everything was more dangerous than it is now.

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