Cracked Archive - Science

5 Sci-Fi Dystopias We've Actually Created (For Animals)
5 Sci-Fi Dystopias We've Actually Created (For Animals)

The far-flung science fiction worlds we've been watching for on the horizon have actually been here all along -- it's just that they're not happening to us. They're happening to the animals.

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5 Scientific Explanations Behind Everyday Nuisances
5 Scientific Explanations Behind Everyday Nuisances

In an era where our gadgets exceed the science fiction of just 20 years ago, it's amazing how many everyday annoyances have never gotten fixed. It's not like folks haven't tried. It's just way more complicated than it seems.

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The 7 Most Terrifying Mouths in Nature
The 7 Most Terrifying Mouths in Nature

Sure, a lot of nature's creatures seem harmless, but then they open their mouths.

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The 5 Stupidest Looking Superpowers in the Animal Kingdom
The 5 Stupidest Looking Superpowers in the Animal Kingdom

Here's to the Toxic Avengers of the Animal Kingdom.

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5 Ridiculous Medical Myths You Probably Believe
5 Ridiculous Medical Myths You Probably Believe

The truth is that most of us aren't exactly doctors when it comes to our knowledge of modern illness. A lot of what we know and believe about how to avoid being sick is based on old wives' tales and approximately as medically advanced as the idea that masturbation causes blindness.

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The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries
The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries

In reality, we all know archaeology is nothing like what we see in movies. No ... it's way more terrifying.

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4 Wildly Irresponsible Tests for 'Diagnosing' Problems
4 Wildly Irresponsible Tests for 'Diagnosing' Problems

There are thousands of ways for mental hypochondriacs to go online and self-diagnose every possible disorder, even the ludicrously unlikely ones. Here are four tests you can take to learn shocking truths about yourself.

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5 Seemingly Harmless Things That Are Stressing You Out
5 Seemingly Harmless Things That Are Stressing You Out

Ever fly into a rage for no reason? It's almost like you were stressed out and on the verge of snapping for hours before that. Despite how you felt, it turns out that's exactly what was going on.

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5 Absurd Sci-Fi Scenarios Science is Actually Working On
5 Absurd Sci-Fi Scenarios Science is Actually Working On

While it's easy to imagine watching the hopeful utopia of Star Trek and saying, 'Let's make that real!' it's a little stranger to think the same after watching Blade Runner or Gattaca. Yet here we are.

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5 Scientific Explanations for Your Sexual Perversions
5 Scientific Explanations for Your Sexual Perversions

While maybe we can't explain your thing with puppets, science does have a few ideas about the other stuff we're into.

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4 Things I Regret Doing While Drunk in Your Emergency Room
4 Things I Regret Doing While Drunk in Your Emergency Room

Dear Doctor, I feel like I need to clear the air about a few things that happened the night you stitched up my face.

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6 Terrifying Creatures That Keep Going After They're Dead
6 Terrifying Creatures That Keep Going After They're Dead

If you're anything like us, cutting off a deadly snake's head is your best and only move, and sometimes not even that will work.

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6 Insane Pet Journeys That Put Disney Movies to Shame
6 Insane Pet Journeys That Put Disney Movies to Shame

Just FYI: These stories require even more suspension of disbelief than any Pixar movie.

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6 Scientific Advances Courtesy of Reckless Self-Endangerment
6 Scientific Advances Courtesy of Reckless Self-Endangerment

It turns out that even science isn't always an exact science. There are plenty of white-coated professionals throughout history who spat in the face of empirical research and just injected themselves with shit to see what would happen.

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The 5 Scariest Things About Life as a Human Test Subject
The 5 Scariest Things About Life as a Human Test Subject

Human medical test subject is in that category of jobs that kind of seems like free money. Free, horrifying money

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