Cracked Archive - Science

6 Animals That Prove Nature Has a Childish Sense of Humor

It's hard to believe these species didn't solely come about to keep middle-schoolers in stitches.


5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Become Instantly Smarter

e don't guarantee that these will work for you -- all we can say is that smarter people than us have gotten them to work under scientifically controlled conditions.


6 Design Flaws That Annoy You Every Day (And Why They Exist)

We've documented six everyday annoyances that exist for wholly legitimate yet completely infuriating business reasons.


5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers

These hacks come with various degrees of difficulty, but no risk or potential for injury. And actual scientists say that all of them work.


5 Ridiculous Natural Disaster Myths You Probably Believe

Extreme weather has become a sort of boogeyman for humanity. And like any boogeyman, the urban legends and old wives' tales have completely outpaced the original threat.


So You're Stuck in a Time Loop

'It's glowing! The time shifter! It's spinning out of control!' 'Stop stabbing it!'


5 Ways Statistics Are Used to Lie to You Every Day

There are some basics that everyone should know. Each of them sounds incredibly simple when it's explained, yet each of them will fool you again within days of reading this article.


The 6 Most Baffling Science Experiments Ever Funded

Scientists are only human, and some humans are just plain crazy. Which is why, on occasion, those serious old men in their fine white coats up and throw sense straight out the window.


6 Mind Blowing Things Nobody Taught You About Black Holes

Black holes are what happens when the universe divides by zero and eats anything that tries to notice.


5 Animals That Could Take Over the World (If They Wanted To)

Not a day goes by without someone here at Cracked fantasizing about punching an animal for humanity's sake.


5 Diabolical Ways Your Body Tricks You into Being Fat

We're not saying that willpower and mental fortitude don't play a role. We're just saying that even if your mind is in the right place, the deck is still stacked against you in a bunch of different ways.


5 Daily Annoyances That Must Be Part of a Secret Experiment

It's impossible to believe so much inconvenience could be anything other than intentional, and I like to take a minute to let myself believe that maybe it is.


6 Performance-Enhancing Drugs More Common Than You Think

Seeking, as always, to provide dangerously underresearched advice to our readers, Cracked set to work dangerously underresearching this.


5 Insane Sci-Fi Weapons That Now Exist in Reality

There are two kinds of scientists in this world -- those whose discoveries will lead the planet into a new era of enlightenment, and those whose research will inevitably be stolen by terrorists who enjoy dressing up as snakes. This article is dedicated to this second group.


5 Popular Self-Help Tips That Actually Hurt Your Career

We follow the advice of self-help books or motivational guides -- sure, a lot of those things are probably BS, but it can't hurt to give them a try, right? (Hint: Wrong.)