Cracked Archive - Science

The 5 Dumbest Space Travel Conspiracy Theories (Are True)

It's clear that the United States was anticipating a future full of space battles and daring snatch-and-grab operations.


6 Animals Who Live Inside A Horror Movie Every Day

When we die, we'll probably have to pay the celestial piper and burn off all the bad karma by coming back as a lowly beast. And if we're really awful, we'll come back as one of these.


6 Insane Things About Space Travel That Movies Got Right

When Hollywood sets out to write up a good old-fashioned space adventure, it often just rips real scenes from the pages of history -- it really is hard to top them.


20 Bizarre Stats About Humans That Science Can't Explain

Humans truly are the freaks of Mother Nature: We're the only animals that like spicy food.


5 Facial Features That Rat Out Everything About You

[Disclaimer: Do not start putting garbage bags on your head]


6 Space Travel Problems With WTF Solutions No One Saw Coming

Want to drink water in space? Prepare to consume recycled sweat, dirty water, and, yes, pee.


5 Banned CIA Torture Techniques Babies Use To Break You

No, I'm not kidding or exaggerating; these innocent, defenseless little creatures are guilty of one of a crime so bad that the U.N. had to get 136 countries to ratify a treaty to agree not to do it.


23 Facts That Challenge Your Beliefs About Outer Space

Space can be so beautiful and full of color. Except, no, probably not. Not at all.


I Farm Crickets, The Future Of Human Food: 7 Insane Truths

In roughly 80 percent of the countries on Earth, people eat insects, so we sat down with one man who has made it his life's work to get Americans to eat more bugs.


5 Dumb Things Every Kid Thinks (Science Says Are True)

It turns out there was a very good reason you couldn't finish your vegetables but always had room for cookies.


22 Mind-Blowing Catastrophes That Are Just A Matter Of Time

It turns out we're really living in the slowest developing Roland Emmerich movie ever.


6 Absurd Ways Modern Medicine Fails Because Of Sexism

Unfortunately, modern medicine firmly believes that all medical problems either affect everyone in exactly the same way or don't affect one gender at all.


22 Ridiculous Health Myths You Probably Believe

Eating small meals doesn't do anything except keep you perpetually hangry.


5 Healthcare Rip-Offs The Industry Hopes You'll Never Notice

It turns out a lot of common healthcare practices don't really fit the definition of 'science-based medicine.'


22 Scientific Explanations That Can Make Life Less Annoying

If someone gets angry you handed them a shook up can of soda, now you can turn it in to a quick science lesson that probably won't save you.