Cracked Archive - Science

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.

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20 Horrifying but True Facts About How Your Food is Made

There are huge, impressive teams of scientists working around the clock to make new and cheaper food scented concoctions that are close enough to pass your taste test. Thankfully, our readers are happy to enlighten you with the horribly disturbing truth about what you're eating.

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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.

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So You're Stuck in a Time Loop

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

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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.

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18 Sports That Are Way More Fun to Play in Space

Every sport is 'extreme' when it's in space. Take out gravity and replace it with rockets and you have a pretty badass version of ... well, really, anything.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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5 Insane Theories About Why We Haven't Discovered Alien Life

We can say with a candor close to absolute certainty that nobody on Earth will ever see warp drive starships or quad-breasted space women from the Crab Nebula, because for a number of reasons, the chances of us ever meeting any aliens are slim to none. Why? Well ...

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