Cracked Archive - Science

Major Surgery With No Painkillers: 5 Things I Learned

Cracked sat down with Vijay Welch-Young, a man who had chest-slicing, cancer-dicing heart surgery without general anesthesia, which means he was awake for THE WHOLE THING.


6 Lessons You Learn On Long Road Trips

It's 2 AM on a Monday and here you are, covered in blood, with a bag over your shoulder. And you're asking me to help you. It's just ... I dunno. I dunno man.


5 Sayings Smart People Love To Debunk (Science Proved True)

Psychologists have recently specified a new official personality category called


5 Tiny Things Secretly Determining Who You Have Sex With

The road to a successful relationship is so filled with surprising potholes and dangerous crevasses that it's kind of amazing the human race hasn't given up and gone extinct millennia ago.


6 Bizarre Medical Conditions That Shouldn't Be Possible

In the name of preparedness (and giving hypochondriacs something new to obsess over), we want to let you know of a few things.


5 Things I Learned Cutting My Boobs Off to Avoid Cancer

Some people know cancer is coming, thanks to a certain gene mutation they can get tested for. Rather than take this sitting down, Eden Dranger opted to have her boobs removed before they could make her sick.


5 of the Coolest Scientific Findings (Are Shockingly Recent)

Behold: a tiny taster of humanity's most recent mind-expanding observations.


4 Reasons The Mars One Fiasco Was Actually Good For Humanity

The public unraveling of Mars One is actually great news for anyone who is serious about the future of humanity.


5 Things You Should Know When Visiting a Psychic

When the idea of visiting the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp to chat with a few of the more prominent dead people in my life came up during a recent trip to Florida, I was all for it.


5 Insane Things Science Just Found Out About the Human Body

Next time someone sarcastically asks you if you turned your brain off, you'll have an actual answer.


6 Things People With Autism Would Like You To Know

We sat down with several high-functioning autistic people and asked them what our readers should know about their condition. Here's what they said ...


5 Bits of 'Common Knowledge' Science Has Disproved

It turns out that many of the simple pearls of wisdom we take for granted as universal truths just don't stand up to the cold, hard scrutiny of scientists.


8 Obvious Signs Statistics Are Lying To You

Behold, eight math-free ways to work out which numbers to ignore.


5 Weirdly Satisfying Scientific Explanations for Superpowers

Superheroes are totally real, you guys! Or, at least, some scientists have come up with some pretty neat explanations for how their powers would work.