Cracked Archive - News

12 Important Things You Missed About Huge Stories (4/7)

We have taken it upon ourselves to quickly summarize the most important and/or ridiculous headlines from the last week (or so).


6 Awful Things You Learn During A Rabies Scare

With today's modern medicine and techniques, rabies should be about as prevalent as smallpox, right? Not exactly. Here's why.


5 Stories That Will Change Your Opinion Of Famous Companies

It's been said that corporations are people. That being the case, it should come as no surprise that like so many of us, they have some skeletons hiding in their closets.


5 Reasons It's Always Impossible To Take On Scientology

How is it that a group almost universally accepted as a grifting cult could still be able to operate legally? The reasons are more diabolically genius than you think.


The 13 Most Insane Things Happening Right Now (3/30)

No reasonable person can be expected to keep up with every important news story. So, we have taken it upon ourselves to quickly summarize the most important and/or insane headlines from the last week (or so).


5 Brainwashing Tricks That Work No Matter How Smart You Are

Why is it so easy for evil/stupid movements to find followers -- including intelligent, well-educated ones? I'm pretty sure the future of civilization hangs on figuring this out, so here's what I've got.


The 19 Most Inexcusable Ways the Media Failed You

Misinforming the public has happened so often that it's almost become a staple of today's information outlets.


5 Famous Lucky Charms That Get More Baffling With Research

Why in the holy hell did people think everything would work out just fine for them as long as they had these specific object?


5 Realities of Being the 'True Story' a Movie is Based On

We talked to Margo Bennett and her daughter about what it's like to spend years as the heart of a sensational news story.


5 Historical Events You Didn't Know Were Decided by Sex

People in the past were obsessed with sex to the point that sometimes they made decisions with really serious consequences just to get their groove on.


5 Advantages Movies Always Had Over TV (That TV Stole Away)

While the traditional film industry probably isn't going anywhere, we're once more at a time of transition, the result being that television and film will soon be indistinguishable from each other.


The 6 Most Blatantly Evil Product Recalls Of All Time

Corporations, can we be real for a minute? Could you try being just a little bit less evil?