Cracked Archive - History

5 Real Survival Adventures That Deserve Their Own Movies

These people grew strong, and they learned how to get along.

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6 Inspiring Political Quotes From History (That Today Would Be Mocked Mercilessly)

Nowadays we're not going to fawn over any president's words like we used to.

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Bobbing For Apples, Like Most Things, Started For Sex Reasons

Hundreds of years ago, it was a game you played to flirt with your target, like pub trivia today.

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22 Historical Halloween Facts To Hex Your Brain

WARNING: Might induce a candy crave.

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Russia's 'GTA Gang' Was As Cartoonishly Violent As They Sound

5 Stars -- the Moscow police.

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15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

Maybe it's time to kill the death penalty altogether.

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15 Scary Movie Tropes That Predate Movies

What scares you today already scared your ancestors.

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The Horrific Mystery Of The Arctic's Stupidest Expedition

Over a hundred men died, and it all happened because one Sir John Franklin just couldn't stop pitching a tent for an unbelievably bad idea ...

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Victorian-Era 'Willy Wonka' Gave Kids Poisoned Candy

Please, sir, can I have some more arsenic?

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Oddly Gendered Reason Why Homes Are Ugly Now

Wright’s heart was in the right place, but his head was probably distracted by some stained glass.

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The Year That We Had 15 Months

The Roman calendar wasn't made in a day -- or in a normal year.

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Photos Of The Past That Look Like Trippy Fantasy

Today is the day we'll all look at a guy wearing a pufferfish as a helmet.

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient History

Tragedy + time = .... old tragedy

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The Mysterious Post-Death Journey Of Rasputin’s Dick

Moral of the story: Never buy a severed dick.

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