33 Facts That Realign 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 ...

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Entry by frenchfood

REAL NAME: YESHUA. As IN: JOSHUA THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS FIRST WRITTEN IN GREEK, NOT HEBREW OR ARAMAIC GREEKS DID NOT USE THE SH SOUND, SO S WAS SUBSITU

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Entry by DoctorNemesis

The first public screening of projected motion pictures for admission was held on December 28 1895. Within one year, the earliest known pornographic m

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Entry by jtrip

After Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery made it to the Pacific, they spent the winter of 1804-05 trading what was left of their personal effects fo

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Entry by DoctorNemesis

In one day of heavy fighting during the Battle of Stalingrad, a local railway station changed hands from Soviet to German control and back again fourt

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Entry by dardafdti

CRACKEDOON The federal government is still paying two Civil War pensions (to children of soldiers). The last Civil War widow died in 2003. Mtolww.usne

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Entry by Alex Race

500 km N The Ottoman Empire Russian Federation 0 250 miles Voma Austria Hungary Caspim Basmia Moldavia Crimea BROS. PICTURES ltaly 0 BVarl Sra WWARNER

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The maximum area of the Roman Empire was about 2.51 million square miles. Pretty impressive right? It was actually only the 19th largest empire in his

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Entry by DoctorNemesis

CRAGKED.O It is claimed that during the Battle of Stalingrad, more German soldiers died trying to unsuccessfully capture this one building from the tw

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Entry by Alex Race

CRACKEDCON The time difference between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex is larger than the time difference between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and

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Entry by Triborough

Napoleon Bonaparte would be just 1 inch shorter than a typical French man today. He was 561/2 today's average Frenchman is 5' 71/29 CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Alex Race

The Vietnam War was a case of the young college kids coming out and protesting against the mean old people who wanted to continue the unjust war, righ

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Entry by Nirgal

Interracial marriage was banned in South Africa from 1949 to 1985 36 years It was banned in USA from 1776 to 1967 191 years CRACKEDCON http:llen.wikip

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Entry by kerbinsour

33 Facts That Realign History

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When Norway was occupied by the Germans, the Nazis put into practice the Lebensborn program, whereby Norwegian women were coerced into mating with and

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AllL British tanks since 1945 have been equipped with Tea-Making Facilities mopllenwkipodaorglkichalngw.2wcaow.and.accommodation CRACRED.OOM

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Entry by Marcos0822

In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world; Potatoes. The royal cooks, having uever prepared potatoes befor

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Entry by Marcos0822

The current 50 star flag was designed by then 17 year old Robert G. Heft, as part of a school project. For his effort, he recieved a grade of B- When

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Entry by DoctorNemesis

CRACKED CON COM Over 3500 hours of recordings were made by the taping system established in the White House and other executive offices by Richard Nix

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Entry by Nirgal

Of the ten deadliest wars ever seven were fought in China alone more people died in each of the largest two of them than in World War I https:llen.wik

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Entry by Ravellion

CRACKEDCON 1944, NORMANDY THE BRITISH SECOND ARMY: 83, 115 MEN THE US FIRST ARMY:APPROX. 73.000 MEN

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Entry by bizmarky

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Entry by ChevySpoons

CRACKED COM Forall that the Pony Express is a part of the lore of the Old West... PONY EXPRESS St JOSEPH. MISSOURL ta CALIFORNIA in 10 days e Lee WANT

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CRACKEDCON 45 RPM RCA VICTOR SSgt Barry Sadler 41-842 U. S. Army Special Forces THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS LETTER FROM VIETNAM According to Billbo

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Entry by DoctorNemesis

According to conservative estimates, for every American killed in military action in World War Two... .. About twenty-on one Soviets were killed. LINa

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Entry by Alex Race

When you think of the 1960s, you think of heavy marijuana use. After all, that's when marijuana became popular, right? Wrong. In 1969, only 4% of Amer

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Entry by CF3000

In 2005, George W. Bush was nearly assassinated in Georgia by a man named Vladimir Arutyunian, who threw a grenade at The President. It did not explod

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Entry by GBDurrary

CRACKED.COM 1755, 35 as years early before As it was Britain. thought in to invented be was invented Baseball 2n00100 B2ebal- Leagas besp amgncanusunt

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Entry by Alex Race

CRACKED CO COM John Tyler, 10th president of the United States, had a son when he was 63. That son fathered two sons of his own when he was 71 and 75.

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Entry by frippo

THERE'S NO SINGLE FALL OF ROME. CRACKEDG CON THE BARBARIANS WHO DEPOSED THE LAST ROMAN EMPEROR IN EUROPE IN 476 AD WERE JUST THE LATEST WAVE OF INVA

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Entry by Alex Race

The citizens found guilty during the Salem witch trials were not actually burned at the stake. They were hanged. bttp licincsty dieonneebumed-et GRACK

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Entry by frenchfood

AT CRACKEDCO I'TS HEIGHT IN 480BC THE FORST PERSIAN EMPIRE COVERED 44% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION, THE HIGHEST OF ANY EMPIRE IN HISTORY (THE BRITISH HA

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Entry by Alex Race

CRAGKED.OON The pyramids weren't built by Egyptian slaves. They were built by paid laborers. htto -iwy hoeton conbeawoldmolonaslartonezooomwoscery a w

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Entry by Nirgal

CRACKED COM Humans appeared 200, 000 years ago. Written records begin 6,000 years agoo That means 97% of history is lost. https:llen.wikipedia.org/wik