33 Shocking Facts That Will Change How You Picture History

In our never-ending quest to show why no education system can hold a candle Cracked, we asked our readers to drop some knowledge bombs about history that don't turn up in your text books. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

Advertisement

33
Entry by frenchfood

Entry 33

32
Entry by DoctorNemesis

Entry 32

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

31
Entry by jtrip

Entry 31

30
Entry by DoctorNemesis

Entry 30

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

29
Entry by dardafdti

Entry 29

28
Entry by Alex Race

Entry 28

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

27

Entry 27

26
Entry by DoctorNemesis

Entry 26

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

25
Entry by Alex Race

Entry 25

24
Entry by Triborough

Entry 24

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

23
Entry by Alex Race

Entry 23

22
Entry by Nirgal

Entry 22

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

21
Entry by kerbinsour

Entry 21

20

Entry 20

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

19

Entry 19

18
Entry by Marcos0822

Entry 18

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

17
Entry by Marcos0822

Entry 17

16
Entry by DoctorNemesis

Entry 16

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

15
Entry by Nirgal

Entry 15

14
Entry by Ravellion

Entry 14

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

13
Entry by bizmarky

Entry 13

12
Entry by ChevySpoons

Entry 12

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

11

Entry 11

10
Entry by DoctorNemesis

Entry 10

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

9
Entry by Alex Race

Entry 9

8
Entry by CF3000

Entry 8

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

7
Entry by GBDurrary

Entry 7

6
Entry by Alex Race

Entry 6

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

5
Entry by frippo

Entry 5

4
Entry by Alex Race

Entry 4

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

3
Entry by frenchfood

Entry 3

2
Entry by Alex Race

Entry 2

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

1
And the winner is ...

Congrats, Nirgal. You win money.

Entry 1

To turn on reply notifications, click here

2878 Comments

Load Comments

More Pictofacts

22 Ways You're Picturing The World Incorrectly

Shockingly, you might be mistaken about that place you’ve never been.

295

15 Scientific Reasons Humans Are The Weirdest Animals Alive

We’re not just different. We’re bizarrely different.

204

13 Roles That Affected Actors In Ways Nobody Could Predict

Sometimes you play the role. Sometimes the role plays you.

126

15 Minor Events That Changed Pop Culture (And The World)

Your next tweet could spawn an entire extended universe.

143

31 Of Your Favorite Stories That Adaptations Ruined For You

Wonder if we can sue for emotional damages.

274

16 Pop Culture Staples That Are Massive Cash-Grabs

Turns out greed is the mother of invention.

153