The America Revolution

In 1776, a pack of maniacs later known as “the Founding Fathers” declared their little British colony to be an independent nation, and the world has been kind of a mixed bag ever since. The founding of America is one of the most mythologized events in history, which means we've definitely got an article debunking Revolutionary War myths. We're also going to tell you about the cooler version of Paul Revere, Sybil Ludington. And we'd say brace yourselves, but this is Cracked dot com. You knew something wild was coming. Come on, you knew. But were you expecting cannibalism? No! [Monty Python voice] No one expects cannibalism in the American Revolution!

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5 Hilarious Failures in the History of American Revolutions

Independence Day affords every American the opportunity to honor their forefathers; those ordinary men who rallied together in a unified stand against tyranny, injustice and the oppressing forces of that mother ship that blew up the White House.

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6 Assassination Attempts that Almost F#@cked the World

Some assassination attempts have come dangerously close to changing the world forever. We're not saying we'd be living in a land of breakdancing dinosaurs and chocolate flavored rainbows if a few things had gone the other way ... we're just saying we might all be Nazis.

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