Cracked Archive - Science

6 Nightmare Historical Diseases Humanity Forgot Are Possible

Some of the most truly horrible and bizarre diseases reared their heads for one specific moment in history before vanishing just as strangely as they arrived, never to be seen again (we hope).


6 Gross Bodily Functions Humanity Developed On Purpose

Our bodies are weird, as the farts that half of you will inadvertently release while reading this can attest to. But at least now we know why.


24 Ways You've Misunderstood Sex Your Whole Life

Time to dispel those locker room myths.


Popular 'Life-Hacks' That Are Detrimental To Your Life

Spoiler alert: Not everything you read on the internet is true.


America's Almost Out: Bizarre Secrets Of The Blood Industry

Turns out there's a lot of drama and hard decisions, both when it comes to collecting blood and when transfusing it into another body.


5 Mistakes You Will Make When You Try To Eat Healthy

Since 'staying alive and healthy for longer' is the reason we decided to invent society in the first place, you'd think we wouldn't have all these roadblocks between us and healthy eating.


I Had Testicular Cancer: 4 Awkward Realities

I choose to view the sack as more half-full than half-empty.


Urban Legends About Alcohol (That Are Complete B.S.)

These myths were probably all conjured up by people who were totally plastered.


6 Food Myths You Probably Believe (That Are Complete BS)

Most of the things you probably believe about your favorite foods are about as scientifically accurate as 'Timecop.'


Mind-Blowing But True Things Science Just Found Out

If science had taught us cool stuff like this in school, we'd probably be Academy Award winners in Science. Or whatever award science people get.


6 Reasons Why Mass Space Travel Would Completely Suck

We want our space life to be just like our regular life: Lazy, deliciously malnourished, and full of aimless distractions. And that's the real challenge.


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.