Cracked Archive - History

 The Tale Of The Bloody Benders: America's Original Serial Killing Family
The Tale Of The Bloody Benders: America's Original Serial Killing Family

The family that slays together, stays together.

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That Time The Emperor Of Russia Went Around Shaving Off Everybody's Beards
That Time The Emperor Of Russia Went Around Shaving Off Everybody's Beards

Be grateful now that you can enjoy a beard without the president shaving it off of you at a party.

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Oops, Hamilton Did Own Slaves
Oops, Hamilton Did Own Slaves

He was Venmo-ing his in-laws for people the same way you would for cocktails at brunch.

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One Medieval Royal Assassin Had The World's Crappiest Job
One Medieval Royal Assassin Had The World's Crappiest Job

A royal ass-assination.

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Thomas Edison Invented Christmas Lights as a Publicity Stunt
Thomas Edison Invented Christmas Lights as a Publicity Stunt

... which is to say he took someone else’s design and made it a little better.

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4 Famous Smart People With Little-Known Problems
4 Famous Smart People With Little-Known Problems

Stupid, uh, finds a way ...

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5 Times Historical Figures Teamed Up (School Never Taught)
5 Times Historical Figures Teamed Up (School Never Taught)

Bill Murray plus Hunter S. Thompson plus shotguns equals this article.

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For A Hot Second, Belgium Relied On Cats To Deliver The Mail
For A Hot Second, Belgium Relied On Cats To Deliver The Mail

The postman only purs twice.

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5 Urban Legends From History That Were Wacky As Heck
5 Urban Legends From History That Were Wacky As Heck

You won't believe what happened next! No seriously, you won't believe it.

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Let's Read 'The Young Comrade,' The Crazy '20s Magazine For Baby Communists
Let's Read 'The Young Comrade,' The Crazy '20s Magazine For Baby Communists

Complete with cute pictures of socialist heartthrobs; tweens of the world, unite!

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Weird Old Presidential Gifts: Gigantic Blocks Of Cheese
Weird Old Presidential Gifts: Gigantic Blocks Of Cheese

It happened twice, which is still two more times than would be considered normal.

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Yahoo! Tried To Screw Their 'Yodel' Guy
Yahoo! Tried To Screw Their 'Yodel' Guy

More like yodel-ay-hee-sued.

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The Actual Worst Year Ever
The Actual Worst Year Ever

2020 was a dumpster fire, but 536 was a burning landfill.

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