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Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Napoleon overcame his height problems to conquer Europe, and Julius Caesar was murdered for inventing a controversial salad. These summaries aren't 100 percent accurate.
Not every tragedy ends with a perfectly understandable conclusion wrapped in a tidy bow.
The '90s were the last era in which America had its crap together.
The pyramids used to be even cooler-looking when they were first built.
The historical record shows that the old-timey rich, in their struggle to stave off ennui and entropy, devised some remarkably absurd ways of passing the time.
The landmark court case of Living v. Dead
Once you dig into the richness of history, you kinda find the kick-butt, surprising, and occasionally stupid secrets that have been kept buried.
Go back a few centuries and you'll find the world was built for jerks.
E is for Eternal Suffering.
Nazis attempted to scientifically resurrect two extinct animals so they could hunt them again.
Sliced bread was not a groundbreaking invention. Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. An apple a day doesn't keep the doctor away.
The coolest-looking nightclubs of all time belonged to 1890s France.
He was a killing machine who could only count to six.
Teeny tanks played an explosive role in WWII until everyone figured out their one dumb weakness.
Hundreds of years ago, some Native American tribes actually held a deep respect for people who identified themselves as outside the gender binary -- or as they were called, 'two-spirits.'