Cracked Archive - History

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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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The Swiss Army Can't Stop Accidentally Invading Liechtenstein

Sorry for almost starting a war.

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The Slave Who Brought French Food to America

Thank James Hemings the next time you eat french fries.

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5 Cold War Stories That Reveal It Was A Total Clown Show

This whole Cold War thing was just a goofy game.

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The Kidnapping Foiled By The Titanic Sinking

Nothing ruins an attempted kidnapping like an international tragedy.

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The Torture Device Used to Silence Women

This horrendous device was used against women who spoke out.

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5 Sinister Ways Powerful People Silenced Their Critics

They don't want you to talk.

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