Before we jump headfirst into a new year full of joyful hopes and apocalyptic possibilities, let's take a second to remember the high points of 2018 -- or at least the ones that occurred on this here website. Here are the most popular articles that the hard-working writers at Cracked cranked out over the last 12 months:

This Is What Happens When They Film Porn In Your House

By Evan Symon

Remember porn? Before dreaming of overthrowing the system in America, it was the #1 way people got their rocks off. And while you may imagine that it's all filmed in a single humid trailer on the outskirts of Los Angeles, it's actually shot in, like, real houses. So we talked to two owners of a house o' porn to see what it's like when you rent out your living room to the production crew of Naughty Maids 9.

5 Cartoons That Handle Serious Issues Better Than Most Shows

By Archie Grimm

"Cartoons are for children!" says the least-likable person in your life, probably. But they're wrong, because 1) cartoons are so rad, and we should all watch them, and 2) they can often handle real issues better than anything that you'll find on HBO. For example, while the subject is usually treated like an embarrassing joke, Bob's Burgers tackles budding female sexuality with tremendous nuance and emotional weight.

Donald Trump's 6 Very Real, Very Insane Tips For A Good Life

By Chris Bucholz

OK, so maybe The Art Of The Deal, aka How To Ignore Your Many Bankruptcies By Acting Like A Buffoon And Scamming The IRS, was a crock. But that doesn't mean that our beloved president doesn't have some other tips for a life well-lived. Using many, many examples, we've managed to cobble together a handbook of all the lessons Trump has to teach us. Are they good lessons? Well, ummm, I think we'll leave that one up to you.

5 Super Shady Things You Didn't Know About The Bachelor

By Mark Hill

The Bachelor seems pretty tame. It's just dozens of women embarrassing themselves on live television for weeks on end in order to win the affection of a very boring Ken doll. However, behind the scenes, it can be a weird, awful nightmare where people go into debt, go missing, and menstrual cycles can be exploited. A lot of horror goes into making those Rose Ceremonies possible.

5 Sexual Mishaps That Are More Common Than You Think

By Ian Fortey

Sexual hijinks are thought to only exist in romantic comedies where Jason Segel accidentally gets caught boning his girlfriend by the CEO of his company. (Married To Your Job, coming to theaters this spring!) However, plenty of them happen in the real world way more frequently than you imagine. For example, statistically, a bunch of your friends have accidentally peed during sex.

5 WTF Scenes You Forgot Were In Your Favorite Movie

By JM McNab

There's nothing like revisiting your favorite movie. The warm comfort of a familiar tale, the cozy recognition of classic characters, the "Wait, I don't remember this part ..." Like how Peter Jackson's King Kong somehow managed to be even more racist than the version from the '30s, or how The Breakfast Club teaches you that the way to a woman's heart is through verbal abuse.

6 Things We Only Believe Today Because Of Propaganda

By Adam Wears, James Kinneen, E.M. Caris, Britni Patterson

We'd like to imagine that propaganda doesn't hold sway over our society anymore, because we think critically, have advanced psychologically, and use Instagram instead of ever looking up from our phones at billboards or posters. But propaganda still rules our discourse in all sorts of ways, ranging from why we believe there are A/B personalities to the idea that Teddy Roosevelt was a notorious bear-lover.

5 Myths About Nazis People Still Believe Today

By Steven Assarian, Mike Bedard, E.M. Caris, Michael Battaglino

"The Nazis were socialists! And they also saved the economy! And guess what? They even tried to use dark magic!" These are all common claims about Nazis, and they're all lies. In fact, many major things that we think are truths about Nazis are fairly untrue. And before you ask, no, it's not a myth that they were bad. Nazis sucked, and will always suck.

13 Myths About Society Too Many People Believe

By David Wong

Cracked Executive Editor Jason "David Wong" Pargin looks into 13 things we take for granted, and reveals that the world doesn't necessarily work in the way that we've all assumed. Warning: In many cases, the data doesn't say what we wish it did.

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