Cracked Archive - Science

5 Things I Learned Cutting My Boobs Off to Avoid Cancer
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.

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5 of the Coolest Scientific Findings (Are Shockingly Recent)
5 of the Coolest Scientific Findings (Are Shockingly Recent)

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

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4 Reasons The Mars One Fiasco Was Actually Good For Humanity
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.

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5 Things You Should Know When Visiting a Psychic
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.

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5 Insane Things Science Just Found Out About the Human Body
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.

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6 Things People With Autism Would Like You To Know
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 ...

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5 Bits of 'Common Knowledge' Science Has Disproved
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.

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8 Obvious Signs Statistics Are Lying To You
8 Obvious Signs Statistics Are Lying To You

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

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5 Weirdly Satisfying Scientific Explanations for Superpowers
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.

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5 Bullshit Facts About the Brain That Everyone Believes
5 Bullshit Facts About the Brain That Everyone Believes

Even the most reasonable-sounding brain facts everyone keeps repeating can be complete bullshit.

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5 Insane Ways to Abuse Your Body to Greatness (Tested)
5 Insane Ways to Abuse Your Body to Greatness (Tested)

Here are the decidedly non-scientific and mostly disastrous results of body hacking experiments, documented for posterity.

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5 Important Things From History That No One Can Explain
5 Important Things From History That No One Can Explain

There are still several major events in history that today's scientists, after years of extensive research, know precisely dick about.

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4 Reasons Self-Pity is One of the Most Dangerous Emotions
4 Reasons Self-Pity is One of the Most Dangerous Emotions

I've learned that, while excessive self-pity is terrible for you in the long term, it's dangerously comfortable in the short term.

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7 Creepy Physical Changes Your Mind Can Make in Your Body
7 Creepy Physical Changes Your Mind Can Make in Your Body

The placebo effect has to be one of the all-time most baffling scientific phenomena we've run across.

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5 Ways the World Changes When You Sober Up (for 24 Hours)
5 Ways the World Changes When You Sober Up (for 24 Hours)

Here are a few things I learned when I finally got sober (for a day).

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