Cracked Archive - News

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.


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?


The 6 Weirdest Things We've Learned Since 9/11

I'm starting to think we overreacted to the terrorism thing.


My Day as a Renegade Cop (On a Police Ride-Along)

I got to spend a night in the passenger seat of a patrol car as it hurtled through the mean streets of Los Angeles County's upper crust.


7 Reasons the World Looks Worse Than It Really Is

We're living in the glorious golden age of civilization and that life is improving for the species at a dizzying rate not even hippies could have hoped for in their smelliest dreams.


The 6 Most Hilarious Ways Mainstream Media Failed at Google

When the work we do is seen by others, it's important to be thorough when checking facts. The people on this list learned that the hard way.