Cracked Archive - Science

5 Ridiculous (But Serious) Ways Humans Are Destroying Earth

Humans are terrible at cleaning up messes.

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5 Horrifying Real Medical Situations That Sound Made Up

Illness can appear out of the blue and turn your life upside-down, like a Zooey Deschanel character in a rom-com.

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The Dark Truth About Supermarket Orange Juice

Ready to find out something you assumed was fine and barely gave a second thought to is actually super weird and messed up? Cool!

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How America Convinces Itself The End Is Near Every Few Years

Making us feel like we're teetering on the brink of the toilet bowl is more than a political strategy; it's something we've been doing for a long, long time.

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4 Ridiculous (But Effective) Ways Doctors Used To Save Lives

Without the benefit of hindsight, all medical innovations look like crazy people doing crazily stupid things.

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Creepy Fact: Orangutans Can Use 'Hitmen'

Scientists have observed a female primate 'hiring' another orangutan to kill a rival female.

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5 Dumb Science Problems That Are Causing Real Damage

Scientists are great!

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The Pistol Shrimp Is Louder Than A Gunshot

This big-armed crustacean knocks prey unconscious with an exploding bubble.

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Pictofacts

23 Incredible Ways Color Is Hacking Your Brain

Who knew how much you could mess with people with a box of crayons?

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5 Real Ways We're Canceling The Apocalypse

Whatever calamity is looming nearest, rest assured that our top brains are on the case.

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Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Turns Out We Have No Idea

The animals' iconic black-and-white markings don’t actually serve a single purpose.

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Calming Down An Angry Alligator Is Way Easier Than You Think

Did you know hypnotizing an alligator is actually relatively simple?

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Thanks To Movies You're Imagining Asteroid Fields 100% Wrong

To quote C-3PO, 'The odds of navigating an asteroid field are 3,720 to 1.'

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5 Street Drugs Your Doctor Might Prescribe You Someday

Drugs are bad, and ... oh wait. It seems the rest of this article says that drugs are good.

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Uranus Was Discovered By A Guy Looking For Moon Aliens

Finding Uranus was just a cool little side note in the ongoing quest to populate outer space with fantastical beings.

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