We've all got brain-pictures about what the past was like, inserted by school, history books, and pop culture through the years. So much stuff rattling around in there, and wouldn't you know it: some isn't correct. ‘Education’ is a relative deal - learn the right thing, and you're knowledgeable about the 60's, learn the wrong thing and you think Columbus discovered North America. So yeah, the wrong path is a tough one to get off once you've been put on it, partly because most of the time you don't even know you're on it. Sometimes, it's nobody's fault: history sometimes takes time to uncover and unravel before it's fully understood. 

But what's fun about that? No, we must be worse than that.

So in our ongoing effort to be as insufferable as possible, we've compiled some killer facts that will fly straight in the face of the stuff you think you know about history.

Entry by Triborough

NAPOLEON WASN'T SHORT. At 5 feet 6.5 inches, he'd be barely an inch shorter than the average Frenchman today.

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A MAN TRIED TO BLOW UP GEORGE W. BUSH. Do you think a shoe was the worst thing anyone threw at President Bush? In 2005, Georgian national Vladimir Aru

Entry by Alex Race

CRACKED WARNER BROS. WAS FOUNDED AS THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE WAS ENDING. The empire existed from the 14th century until the Republic of Turkey was establish

Entry by dardafdti

CRACKEDcO COM THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL PAYING CIVIL WAR PENSIONS. A veteran's daughter, born in 1930 when her father was in his 8Os, still gets her pay

Entry by Alex Race

THE WITCHES OF SALEM WEREN'T BURNED. While burning alleged witches was common in Europe, those found guilty of witchcraft during the Salem trials we

Entry by bizmarky

THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS RIDDLED WITH MISTAKES. People vnde vnen e eing 1 2riic! We're not talking here about stuff such as not giving everyone the ri

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