Cracked Archive - Science

Behold, The Craziest Chemical Reaction You've Ever Seen

You should NOT try this experiment outside of a laboratory setting, as basically every single facet of this is hilariously toxic to humans.


Bad News, Everybody: Hydrogen Peroxide Is Useless

After centuries of blindly trusting the stuff, scientists have found that hydrogen peroxide may actually slow the healing process. Thanks, brown bottle of lies!


Inside The Shady World Of DNA Testing Companies

The reality of DNA and ancestry businesses is a lot less science, and a lot more hustle.


6 Ordinary Things (That Reveal Your Deepest Darkest Secrets)

Science says that a bunch of seemingly innocuous things we do on a regular basis secretly mark us as grade-A jerks.


5 Reasons Why The Marvel Universe Makes Absolutely No Sense

As Marvel developed its increasingly convoluted cinematic universe they proved even they weren't exempt from the occasional misstep.


Why Your Brain Can't Empathize With Large Tragedies

There's a good chance that when you learn about tragedies on television you will care far more about smaller tragedies where only one person died.


5 Gruesome Experiments Scientists Tested (On Themselves)

Some brave scientists get around the ethics board by using themselves as guinea pigs.


The Secret Of NIMH Was Inspired By A Horrific Experiment

NIMH was a real place and their rat experiments were way darker than the book, movie or your nightmares depicted!


8 Ways Earth Will Look Freaking Insane In Thousands Of Years

There's a good chance that Future Earth will look like a 5-year-old's attempt at making the planet out of mismatched Lego pieces.


4 Creepy Things That Secretly Control Your Personality

So much of your personality is dictated by seemingly random nonsense you're not even aware of.


5 Huge Innovations Held Back By Plain Human Stupidity

Human Innovation is an unstoppable steamroller, until it collides with the steamroller that is Human Stupidity.


I'm A Bee Detective (Seriously), And My Job Is Crazy AF

A lot of wacky misunderstandings happen when you're cruising around in a beemobile.


4 Shocking Reasons Veterinarians Have A Huge Risk Of Suicide

Veterinarians kill themselves at four times the rate of the general population -- that's twice as likely to commit suicide as dentists and other medical practitioners.


Dirt For Dinner: Living With The Weird Condition Called Pica

Remember that kid in grade school whose favorite food was paste? Maybe they grew out of it, grew up into a normal adult -- or maybe they nurtured that tendency and developed a full-on eating disorder.


5 Simple Ways to Save Thousands of Lives (Nobody Does)

Us no-smart-brain people tend to think that big problems require incredibly difficult solutions. But, well, of course that isn't always the case.