20 Facts That Change How You Picture Historical Events

History books have a way of leaving out the most bizarre details about famous goings-on, presumably because school-age minds can't handle them. But there's nothing your brain can't handle now. So let's put on our Indiana Jones hats and dive into the past, and remind ourselves of some truly crazypants parts of history that usually get left out of the conversation.

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Women's Suffrage tre CRACKED.cO The women's suffrage movement wasn't just housewives in frocks picketing. Many within the movement were militant and c

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The Manhattan Project One would the Manhattan assume Project had rigorous safety standards, what with the atomic bombs and all. One would be wrong. Wh

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Lewis And Clark Lewis, Clark, and their adventuring party tried to have sex with every local woman they encountered, with respectable rate of a succes

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The Civil War CRACKED COM During the extremely bloody Battle of the Wilderness, one Union and one Confederate soldier ended up hiding together in the

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The Crash of '89 UNTON AMERICAN BANK UNION BANK PAID ON 4 OTHRIETACCOUNTS AMERICAN CRACKEDCON Ruined investors jumped from en masse the windows of the

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Ancient RomE CRACKED CON In ancient Rome, laundromats pretty much ran on urine. The practice continued even after the invention of soap, as many Europ

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World War I CRAGKEDCO When Russia exited World War I, they scheduled a peace conference, and the Bolsheviks made a point of bringing along a soldier,

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Thanksgiving CRACKED.cO COM Thanksgiving celebrate today as we it was established in 1941, coincidentally only one year after America's favorite turke

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Storming the Bastille CRACKED.COM By the time the Bastille fell in 1789, the oppressive wing had been out of commission for years, the event involve s

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The Challenger Disaster CRACKED. COM It's commonly thought that the crew perished immediately. Unfortunately, there's evidence to suggest otherwise. E

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The Titanic sinking uRMT88 CRACREDCOM After the Titanic sank, Congress forced ships to carry enough lifeboats for everyone. They meant well, but overl

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THe American Revolution CRACKEDCO All mainstream accounts of the American Reyolution dramatically downplay France's contributions. The truth is, the 1

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Bra Burning CRACKEDo COM The story goes that at late '60s protests, feminists defiantly removed and set fire to their bras. But this never happened. W

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World War II Ice cream rations were more coveted than cigarettes and fresh socks. Look at the Battle of the Coral Sea from 1942. While engaging the Ja

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Civil Rights VOTING In FREEDI PUBLIC M RIGHTS SCHOOLS NOW! CRACKEDcO Schizophrenia diagnoses in angry black men skyrocketed. Moreover, of a specific

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Pearl Harbor CRACKED COM When Marines examined the wreckage after the attack on Pearl Harbor, they heard banging noises from inside the USS West Virgi

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The American Genocide CRACKED CON You've surely heard about how tribes in America were devastated by European settlers. But that's not the main reason

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