Cracked Archive - History

Saying Aliens Built Ancient Monuments Isn't Only Crazy, It's Racist

Choosing the alien over the other.

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Ben Franklin’s Solution For Everything Was To Get Naked

It's very believable that he had issues with "frowzy corrupt air."

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The Most Brutal Curse Tablets Ever Discovered

Mankind has always had a need to scream into the void.

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5 Shocking Times First Responders Made Everything Worse

If your job is 'rescuing people,' you sorta need to do it right the first time.

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5 Annoying 'Modern' Debates That Have Been Around Forever

Your grandparents were arguing about the same things.

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Finland's Military Finally Got Rid Of Its Swastikas

Turns out those things have a pretty sketchy history.

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4 Famous Crimes Everybody Gets Wrong

Yeah, you're definitely remembering these incorrectly.

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A Brief History of Giant Rock, America's Most Bonkers Landmark

This is a story about time machines, aliens, a lot of dynamite, hermits, and a giant rock.

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4 Very 2020 Hobbies Of Old-School Celebs

It's reassuring to know when we hear the news talk about how our hobbies are dumb bullshit, several icons of history did the exact same stuff during their downtime.

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Serious Works Of Art That Belong On A Metal Album

These artists are not playing.

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6 Normal Places People Claimed Were The Sites Of Ancient Legends

Sometimes people just roll up to a random island and scream, 'This is the REAL Garden of Eden!'

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10 Historical Quotes That Everyone Gets Wrong

Time makes chumps of us all.

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NYPD's Challenge Coins Are Disturbing As Hell

The members-only memorabilia offers a glimpse into police culture.

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