Cracked Archive - History

5 Ways The Past Used To Be Unbelievably Disgusting

Before the 20th century, most of the world was a toilet.

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5 Shocking Ways Pop Culture Inspired Horrible Crimes

Even criminals can't help but reference pop culture.

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Well-Known Facts About Famous Places (That Are Dead Wrong)

It’s not your fault. Hollywood has a way of making people believe super-untrue stuff.

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26 Secret Backstories Behind Totally Famous Photos

Turns out some pictures need 1,000 words.

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4 (Alleged) Acts Of Revenge From Powerful People

There are few things more dangerous than someone who is really powerful and equally petty.

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5 Famous People With Hilariously Awful Military Careers

These celebrities had absolutely no right to be anywhere near a real military. Like at all.

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6 Ideas That Were So Ahead Of Their Time Everybody Went Nuts

Every once in a while, humanity responds to innovative technology like a caveman banging their head on a rock.

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6 Poor Servants Who Wound Up Making History

Behind every successful person is a lower-level worker not getting the credit they deserve.

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5 Modern Day Treasures That Got Saved In The Craziest Ways

There are belts in your closet that are older than these archeological marvels.

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The 5 Weirdest Side Jobs Worked By Famous Authors

Everybody needs a hobby.

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5 Iconic Photos From History (That Are Totally Fake)

Al Gore didn't invent fake news until 1999. Or did he?

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The Stupid Nazi Plot You've Never Heard Of

Nazis weren't just evil. They were dumb.

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5 Inspiring Pieces Of Art (That Have Screwed-Up Backstories)

Art can be pretty much anything. Even horrific.

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