Flowcharts are an overused technique for getting your semi-humorous Cracked Topic page onto the front page.

How to make a flowchart

Just The Facts

  1. Flowcharts have the magical ability to improve the humor content of any Cracked topic page.
  2. The more complicated and intricate a flowchart is, the funnier it is.
  3. Some people allegedly use flowcharts for non-humorous purposes, but no one here at Cracked knows what those are.

A Brief History of Flowcharts

According to Wikipeda, a flowchart is "common type of chart, that represents an algorithm or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting these with arrows. Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing, documenting or managing a process or program in various fields." Because this is Cracked.com, the usual type of "algorithm or process" being described in a flowchart is how to select a video game character, how to play some sort of degenerate drinking game, or in some other manner how to best avoid contributing in any way, shape or form to the advancement of the human race.