Cracked Archive - Science

6 Scary Tricks That Amazed Us As Kids (Explained By Science)
6 Scary Tricks That Amazed Us As Kids (Explained By Science)

Demons don't cause Ouija boards to work and demons certainly didn't cause you to wet your pants.

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5 Birds With Abilities That Put Superheroes to Shame
5 Birds With Abilities That Put Superheroes to Shame

When you look at the vast array of avian abilities in nature, it's easy to spot some serious superhero talent.

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The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space
The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space

Hollywood's most creative minds can't get past populating the place with planets that look a whole lot like Earth, populated by rapey aliens and Muppets. But real space is far, far stranger.

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8 Terrifying Robots Now Stalking Your Local Hospital
8 Terrifying Robots Now Stalking Your Local Hospital

Apparently, what the world really needs is robots specifically designed to understand the human body and interact with it. With knives.

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6 Bizarre Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day
6 Bizarre Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day

Mmm... Tastes like auditory hallucinations.

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7 Animals That Are One Flaw Away From Taking Over the World
7 Animals That Are One Flaw Away From Taking Over the World

The fascinating thing about evolution is how it finds infinite ways for creatures to be badass. But equally amazing is how creatures find a way to survive and thrive even with laughable and obvious design defects.

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8 Things You Won't Believe Plants Do When No One's Looking
8 Things You Won't Believe Plants Do When No One's Looking

It turns out that plants are capable of some pretty sophisticated, even downright nefarious schemes.

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5 Real Animal Friendships Straight Out of a Disney Movie
5 Real Animal Friendships Straight Out of a Disney Movie

Sometimes, vicious carnivores of the world take an appraising look at centuries of biological necessity, then turn their back on it and say, 'Screw that noise, let's be friends.'

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5 Ways Your Bad Habits Might Just Save Your Life
5 Ways Your Bad Habits Might Just Save Your Life

Depending on what's wrong with you, the cure can often be found in the things your health nut friends warned you about.

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The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You
The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You

If there's one thing in the world the food industry is dead set against, it's allowing you to actually maintain some level of control over what you eat.

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8 Simple Questions You Won't Believe Science Can't Answer
8 Simple Questions You Won't Believe Science Can't Answer

You think you understand gravity. And then you start looking at what it actually is, and then you're in a world of shit.

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5 Things You Do Every Day That Are Actually Addictions
5 Things You Do Every Day That Are Actually Addictions

As science gets a better understanding of how addiction works in the brain, suddenly a whole lot of our habits and cultural phenomena make more sense.

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6 Ways Your Sense of Smell Is Secretly Controlling Your Mind
6 Ways Your Sense of Smell Is Secretly Controlling Your Mind

Apparently, the sense of smell can give you powers that would make Professor X jealous.

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