Longreads

We understand Cracked is known for listed articles and infographics. There's good reason for this: lists are easy to organize, and pictures say at least more than one word, we think. But sometimes a topic leeches onto one of our writers' thought-maker, and we have to take a deeper dive. Serious news organizations might devote longreads to ending homelessness or how orca whales are dealing with global warming, and we think that's rad. But we're a comedy site. The internet's only comedy site, since 1958. So we like to get weird. 

Wanna read an entire history of The Grateful Dead? Of course you do, Phil Jackson, go ahead and treat yourself to some Cherry Garcia ice cream while you're at it. Speaking of eating, we do it weird. Or maybe you'd like more serious fare, like how Satan is responsible for America. Oh, you doubt that the supernatural exists? Explain Tommy Wiseau. There's all that and plenty more below. Dive deep!

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Empires of Crap - Billy Bowles: Teen Prince Of Florida

Imagine if a person tried to live their dreams only to discover that they actually were a charismatic leader, a talented pirate, and a surprisingly good escape artist. That's the story of Willam Augustus Bowles, aspiring King of Florida, who lived one of the coolest lives of the 18th century before his own delusions of grandeur ate him alive ...

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5 Things About Vikings That We Get All Wrong

Unfortunately, thanks to centuries of misinformation in scholarly histories and in popular culture, most people suffer from a variety of misconceptions about the Vikings, from who they were to when they were active to what, exactly, they did.

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