Cracked Round-Up: New Delhi Slum Edition


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Sure, we've had a few interns devoured by feral dog packs. And yes, one of our staff writers caught a prion disease from bad street vendor monkey brains. It's like we always say: you can't make a comedy omelet without ignoring a few dozen workman's comp claims.

Bucholz set our comedy raft afloat with the most intense Rites of Passage from around the world. Soren showed the ways Etsy helped him find his inner creepiness. Luke McKinney looked at the astronauts more badass than any action movie hero while Brockway gave the true stories behind the most badass photos ever taken. John Cheese wound us down with the most hilariously awkward press conferences and Chris Bucholz gave us the five strangest cases of simultaneous invention.

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The 6 Least Solemn Funerals Around the World
There are no wrong ways to send your deceased loved ones into the great beyond. Although you might doubt that statement once you finish this article.

Notable Comment: "I'm in school for mortuary science, so I have heard of a couple on this list. But my question about #6: as the funeral director, am I in charge of hiring the strippers, or is that the responsibility of the family? Or can I be the stripper for a reasonable discount?"

If we had to guess, Khannkabibble, we'd say it's the family's responsibility, but offering to stand-in for the stripper wouldn't be unwelcome.

Cracked Round-Up: New Delhi Slum Edition
6 Ways Your Brain is Sabotaging Your Sex Life
We knew our terrible personalities and catalog of terrifying kinks couldn't be the only reasons!

Notable Comment: "Actually, I never assume that my female friends want to have sex with me: I assume that I want to have sex with them. There's a difference there, and if I can find a way to use that logic so that my female friends will have sex with me..."

ReverendSpork is on the path to true enlightenment. He's just got a few miles more to go.

5 Facts That Will Change How You Picture Famous Places
Some stereotypes exist for a reason. These are not those stereotypes.

Notable Comment: "So what you're saying is that India should outsource their science and tech jobs to Americans and that Japanese make an orgy-filled pilgrimage to Mecca?"

El_Zorrillo knows the path the future should take.

Cracked Round-Up: New Delhi Slum Edition
The 6 Dumbest Mistakes of Supposedly Smart Movie Characters
Just because the character is an unparalleled genius doesn't mean the screenwriter was.

Notable Comment: "I think it would have been cooler if the Watchmen movie kept the alien squid from the graphic novel."

So do we, Selale. So do we.

5 Ways You Can Improve the World With Almost No Effort
Yes, you are an asshole if you choose to ignore everything in this article anyway.

Notable Comment: "Why would I want to enrich massive corporations by giving them precious minerals I paid for? If they want the metals inside they should pay us for them."

Protoroc, do you consider "the earth, its finite resources and future generations of human beings" to be massive corporations? If so, your logic is flawless.

Dan O'Brien
Cracked Round-Up: New Delhi Slum Edition
4 Important Questions About the Dumbest Song of the 80s
Believe us, choosing a "dumbest" was not easy.

27 Everyday Annoyances Historians Neglect to Mention
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