Cracked Archive - Science

5 Dumb Science Problems That Are Causing Real Damage

Scientists are great!


The Pistol Shrimp Is Louder Than A Gunshot

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


23 Incredible Ways Color Is Hacking Your Brain

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


5 Real Ways We're Canceling The Apocalypse

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


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.


Calming Down An Angry Alligator Is Way Easier Than You Think

Did you know hypnotizing an alligator is actually relatively simple?


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.'


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.


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.


Skipping Breakfast Doesn't Make You Fat (Probably)

Breakfast is edible magic...except, not really.


Why The Length Of Your Fingers Dictate Who You Are

You probably don't give much thought to how important your fingers are.


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!


27 Inexplicable Side-Effects You Never Saw Coming

Do not take this article if you are allergic to it.


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.