All sorts of people say "Not everything's as bad as it first seems." They are horrible and wrong.

7 Things You Learn Surviving an Atomic Blast

We did this interview in person, and it was harrowing.

I was a 13-year-old girl, I'd never seen a bomb before. I looked up and pointed, and before my hand was down ... I saw the airplane dropping a THE WO

"Nuclear detonations happen fast, and if you're anywhere near one, you'll be killed way before you have a chance to see that iconic mushroom cloud, much less cling to a chain link fence while a playground dissolves in fire."


The 5 Most Clever Ways People Made Hate Groups Look Stupid

A German town successfully tricked skinheads into raising money during a walkathon to help young people who've become entangled in neo-Nazi organizations get out. Thanks for cleaning up your own bullshit.

Wenn das der fuhrer wusste! BECHTS aten RECHTS

"It's unclear who exactly suggested sponsoring the neo-Nazis in an 'involuntary walkathon,' but whoever it was, we want to kiss that person full on the mouth."


"You never know when the Muse will strike you. It could be while you're gazing through the work of great Renaissance artists. Or it could be while you're shitting yourself over rodents eating your fingers."


22 Inspiring Acts of Kindness That No One Ever Talks About

We could probably use this just about now.

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"While we here at Cracked consider it our duty to shatter the illusions that hold your fragile life together, we also try to spread some good vibes to make up for it."


"Jar Jar Binks was basically pretending to be the idiot that we hated in The Phantom Menace - planning out that there would be a reveal in the later movies that he was actually this Dark Force user."


"In life, there's a lot of information out there that, upon first learning, just seems completely unfathomable to imagine. Lucky for you, you don't even have to do that anymore."


5 Things Normal People Don't Understand About Panic Attacks

Panic attacks trigger the fight or flight response, which often causes the bowels to evacuate. If screaming in public isn't bad enough, you might also be shitting your pants!

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"For those who have never had a panic attack, here's a really easy way to understand it: Imagine waking up on your average morning. You're thinking about your day, maybe a bit stressed, maybe a bit sleepy, but it's a normal morning. You open up your bathroom door to go brush your teeth and there is a fucking tiger sitting there."


"Knight had draped his skin, completely intact in a single piece, over an S hook in a doorway like a vanity curtain in Leatherface's house."


5 Facts Everyone Gets Wrong About Depression

When you're depressed, you're in a constant battle with your dumb brain for control of your life. And despite what pop culture tells us, depression generates a whole range of emotions beyond "gothic sad."

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"Too often the message is 'Depression is fake, so if you have it, it's your own fault.' Because that's just what the mentally ill need to hear -- that the problem lowering their quality of life is imaginary and self-inflicted. That will make them feel better!"


18 Simple Ways Other Countries Are Just Better Than America

And that's not just Japan. Tip in most European joints and they think you're a ridiculous chump who obviously hates his money.

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"Hey, look, the United States is pretty great, OK? But when you hold up some of our customs and comforts to other countries', we're ... how do we put this nicely? kind of behind on the times."


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