Cracked Archive - News

5 Medical Urban Legends (That Actually Came True)

No matter how crazy soap opera medical dramas might be, none of them compare to the real world plotlines these folks experienced.


5 Things to Really Be Scared of On Halloween This Year

Here are some less traditional outlets to fulfill your yearly quota of scares.


The 6 Most Horrifying Ways Routine Surgeries Have Gone Wrong

Surgery, no matter how minor, is a scary thing. And these stories will only add to that fear.


6 Crazy Attempts to Hire a Killer That Failed Miserably

Murder for hire never looks as cool as it does in the movies. And in fact it's more 'National Lampoon's' than 'The Professional.'


The 5 Ballsiest Lies the Mainstream Media Passed Off as Fact

Even jaded, cynical bastards like us should expect more from reputable news organizations. Right?


6 Spectacularly Failed Attempts to Be Politically Correct

Here are a few public entities still working out the kinks on that whole decency thing.


5 Popular Beliefs That Are Holding Humanity Back

In order to keep humanity from imploding, we have to give up believing these things.


26 Viral News Stories That Would Break the Internet

What if a story was so shocking that the Internet literally packed it up and called it a day?


5 Bizarre Ways the Human Brain Is Dooming the Economy

When we try to wrap our hunter-gatherer brains around concepts like student loan interest rates and year-end bonuses, it starts misfiring in all sorts of ridiculous ways.


5 Reasons Legalized Marijuana Might Be Bad for Pot Smokers

If you're a smoker, it's the dream you've always dreamed of, but is it really going to be the stoner utopia some people are expecting?