Cracked Archive - History

A Review Of What Is (Maybe) The Worst Book On The U.S. Presidency Ever Written

This book is fascinating, albeit in the same way that a bad acid trip is fascinating.

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6 Nightmare Tourist Traps From History (Even Crazier Than Reality TV)

Before reality TV, people would literally pay to see some mysterious amnesiac stranger who washed ashore.

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Wild War Stories That Deserve Their Own Movies

We're surprised no one told us these stories already.

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Wait -- Leprechauns Are Actually Italian?

A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, a pot of mama's bolognese at its origin.

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Missouri's Bizarre Modern-Day Lovecraftian Beauty Pageant

The eldritch spirit of St. Louis

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5 Very Unlikely Things We Got Thanks To Religion

What has religion given us, anyway? Quite a lot, actually.

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4 Scams That Are Older Than You Think

That scam email you received this morning might've been written a few hours ago, but it's been centuries in the making.

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Saying Aliens Built Ancient Monuments Isn't Only Crazy, It's Racist

Choosing the alien over the other.

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Pictofacts

Ben Franklin’s Solution For Everything Was To Get Naked

It's very believable that he had issues with "frowzy corrupt air."

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Pictofacts

The Most Brutal Curse Tablets Ever Discovered

Mankind has always had a need to scream into the void.

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5 Shocking Times First Responders Made Everything Worse

If your job is 'rescuing people,' you sorta need to do it right the first time.

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5 Annoying 'Modern' Debates That Have Been Around Forever

Your grandparents were arguing about the same things.

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Finland's Military Finally Got Rid Of Its Swastikas

Turns out those things have a pretty sketchy history.

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4 Famous Crimes Everybody Gets Wrong

Yeah, you're definitely remembering these incorrectly.

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