Cracked Archive - History

Reminder: Angels In The Bible Were Mind-Melting Horror Beasts

According to Christianity, if you ever see an angel, RUN.

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6 Big Details About WWII We Always Get Wrong

Sometimes what you were told is not how it actually happened.

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4 Old-Timey Diet Fads That Were Pure Insanity

If you're tired of hearing about fad diets, spare a thought for what health-conscious types in the past had to put up with.

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17 Historical “Facts” That Are False

History class taught us some lies.

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14 Historic Coincidences That Are Hard To Believe

Facts that are too weird to make up.

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What's Up With Chef Hats?

No, it's not to keep hair out of food.

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Paul Revere Was… The Nation's First Forensic Dentist?

Revere did more than just warn that the British were coming.

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We Ran Out of Mummies Because Europeans Ate Them

There's just no other way to say it, man.

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When Washington Called A Ceasefire Over A Dog

Even the American Revolutionary War needed a dog break.

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That Time A Guy Found An Entire City Below His House

A home renovation turned into an 18-story subterranean metropolis.

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5 True Crime Stories That Sound Like Wild Acid Trips

Sometimes you just have to pretend you're Pablo Escobar to get out of a sticky situation.

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