Cracked Archive - Science

6 Ways to Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning (Or Money)

The wealthy can afford to fight the heat, with their central air conditioning, and seaside villas, and chilled top hats, but for the rest of us, this is just something we have to put up with. Right?


The 5 Luckiest Accidents That Scientists Passed Off as Skill

This might come as some surprise, given everything Cracked has written about them, but it turns out that not every scientist is evil. In fact, most are just lucky idiots.


The 5 Most Impressively Convoluted Traps Set by Animals

Some animals refuse to play by the rules.


5 Shockingly Crazy Ideas Behind Huge Scientific Discoveries

Some of the most important innovators in history were just as interested in voodoo as they were in science, and often stumbled across their greatest works by accident.


The 6 Most WTF Medical Procedures That Inexplicably Exist

For all the awesomeness medicine provides, it also has its disinfected fingers in a few weird pies that you never even knew existed.


5 Popular Medications You Won't Believe Mess With Your Brain

If you want to terrify yourself, go into your medicine cabinet and read all of the really weird side effects at the bottom of the label.


The 6 Most WTF Scientific Theories About Existence

We're not saying that any of these mind-blowing theories about the nature of everything are accurate, we're just saying that they were proposed by people smarter than us.


The 6 Most Awesome Special Effects Produced by Nature

Mother Nature loves to demonstrate that, even if you happen to be the most seasoned of outdoors enthusiasts, she still has the ability to full-on blow your mind.


5 Things Everyone Hates (Science Says You Secretly Enjoy)

Let's face it: Humans like to whine. But science has discovered that we've been frontin' the whole time.


5 (Thankfully) Extinct Giant Versions of Modern Animals

Animals we see today used to be much larger in olden times. Like, a LOT larger. Also, a lot meaner, hungrier, and ripped-straight-from-our-nightmares-ier.


20 Terrifying Facts Food Companies Don't Want You to Know

You know all those fluorescent orange chips, and fruit shaped candy you stuff down your gullet aren't good for you. But what's mind-blowing is just how diabolical the people who sell you junk food are when it comes to getting you hooked.


5 Mind-Blowing Ways Your Senses Lie to You Every Day

We're pretty sure the thing your brain does best is convince you that it works. But it doesn't take much to spot the bizarre little flaws in your gray matter.


6 Unassuming Animals That Are Secretly Immortal

It turns out some animals living in our world seem to be kicking death in the ass just by hanging around and doing what they do.