Cracked Archive - Science

7 Weapons You Can (But Probably Shouldn't) Build

Please ignore everything we're about to tell you about these dangerous homemade death machines and do not look at the awesome GIFs demonstrating their power.


5 Man-Made Substances That Are Way Too Much Like Witchcraft

All of the substances on this list could, if transported back to some previous era, probably get you convicted of witchcraft.


4 'Common Sense' Cures That Are Total Snake Oil

All these common-sense cures for common illnesses are ineffective lies.


5 Common Disorders That Turn Cute Animals Into Nightmares

Bald chimps look like Verne Troyer bulked up on bovine growth hormone and filled his ball sack with saline.


6 Things You Learn As A Guy With An Eating Disorder

All three of our interviewees have struggled to convince the world that this eating disorder stuff is not a one-sided thing.


5 Realities Of Life When You Know You're Going To Die

It's easy to forget that once cancer reaches a certain stage it's not a matter of if, but when.


I'm Neither Male Nor Female: Growing Up Intersex

Yes, it's exactly as complicated as it sounds.


Crazy Secret Places Hidden In The Middle Of Famous Locations

One Times Square rakes in $23 million a year, despite having zero tenants.


5 'Innocent' Things We Do (Are Environmentally Catastrophic)

The world needs gum recycling, like, 10 years ago.


Shockingly Effective Sales Tricks You've Probably Fallen For

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a better speechwriter than you realize.


5 Scientific Explanations That Get Misused Constantly

Even well-intentioned educators misuse many science cliches.


4 Ways Life Looks Shockingly Different With Only One Eye

We spoke to a few Cyclopses about their experience, and it turns out it's all fun and games until somebody loses an ... oh, right.


5 Real Climate Changing Devices That'll Clearly Doom Us All

Geoengineering could almost certainly save this planet, but of course we're going to screw it up.