Cracked Archive - History

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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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Jimmy Carter's Hemorrhoids Offer A Weird Historical Parallel To Trump's White House

It must have been a real pain in the butt for the former President to speak out about his condition.

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19 Common Expressions & Customs With Sinister Origins

Turns out deadlines used to be way more on-the-nose.

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14 Facts About Being The U.S. President (In Case You're Considering)

What's it like being the President?

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The Inspiring Tale Of America's First Dumb Trashy Millionaire

Even back then a McMansion couldn't buy class.

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5 Historic Figures With Drastically Different Descendants

Sometimes taking your own path goes down some weird roads.

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