Cracked Archive - Science


22 Amazing Ways Humans Have Changed In Recent History

Our species has changed in lots of radical ways. And no, it's not that we're dumber and lazier.


22 Evolutionary Advantages Of Seemingly WTF Bodily Functions

It turns out our allergies are a bizarre defense mechanism.


6 Reasons Bananas Are On The Brink Of Extinction

Thanks to a fungus that's slowly been spreading around the world's banana crops, America's most popular fruit is heading for extinction.


6 Species That Make Humanity Look Primitive By Comparison

There are animal species out there that both make humans look like hot garbage and that know that we look like said garbage.


15 Things You Didn't (Want To) Know About Human Psychology

Worried people are stealing your stuff? Just get a picture of a pair of eyes.


6 Things Only A Sewage Treatment Plant Knows About Your Town

Well, at least the good news is we don't have to give up toilet paper.


I'm In History Books And I'm Only 28: 5 Weird Realities

Being a miracle of science isn't quite the blessing you'd think it was.


5 Bizarre Ways To Get Drunk That Shouldn't Work (But Do)

Hey, you could be drunk RIGHT NOW and not even know it.


You Might Have One & Not Know It: 6 Realities Of Aneurysms

An aneurysm occurs when one of your brain vessels becomes engorged with blood, like a mind-erection. Only you definitely don't want this kind of boner.


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.