Cracked Archive - News

5 Clearly Fake News Stories That Fooled the Media

When every news outlet feels like it has to break stories before Twitter has the chance, a lot of corners get cut. Specifically, the corner called 'fact checking.'


The 6 Most Hilariously Stupid Criminal Excuses of All Time

If making fun of stupid criminals is a crime, then we plead guilty. We'll even do it in some laughably incompetent way so that we can become a list entry in one of our own articles.


How Archie's Gay Friend Proved the Internet Can Do Good

The internet is often described as a festering pit of electronic hate, but in the same way your gut is a festering pit of bacteria -- the vast majority are harmless, and you're actually better off for having them around.


6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying (Update)

All of a sudden, it's like you can't make huge amounts of money without people getting all pissed off about it.


5 Reasons It's Impossible to Find Funny Books

It's so frustrating that, unlike movies and shows, it's almost impossible in this world to find funny damned novels.


The Only Argument on the Internet in Favor of SOPA

The Internet is on the verge of collapse. Again. It's all very dramatic.


The 9 Biggest Bastards of 2011

Some were good bastards ... most were bad


A Guide to Holiday Cocktails Written After Drinking Them All

Holiday drinks, much like candy canes and pfeffernusse cookies, have only survived as long as they have because humanity spends eleven months each year forgetting how disgusting they are.


The 25 Most Popular Articles of 2011

The views have been tallied. The critics have been ignored. Nothing but the hits: the 25 most crazy popular articles we put up this year.


A Letter to Parents About the Fake 'Teen Crazes' on the News

Dear Future Version of Myself,: I suspect that you may be an idiot. I'm writing this letter in hopes that you'll become a better person.


The 6 Stupidest Internet Reactions To Shocking News Stories

The Internet, as you might've guessed, is the king of stupid reactions. Here are a few of the most predictable and annoying reactions you'll get on any big story.


3 Types of Wall Street Protesters Hurting Their Own Cause

Why not let the best and brightest move to the front. And while you're at it, maybe let these three other kinds of people just, y'know, clap and hand out fliers ...


The 8 Most Shameless Attempts to Cash in on 9/11

The worst insults to America and capitalism not video taped in a cave.