Cracked Archive - Science

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.


5 Major Cities That Are Going to Be Destroyed

'Why don't they move?' is a common question after a recurring natural disaster. Chances are that you may be in the same boat.


7 Scientific Ways Coffee Gives You Super Powers

There's a joke that scientists are devices for turning coffee into results, and being scientists, they've taken it literally.


The 5 Most Badass Things Done While Conquering a Mountain

Hemingway once noted that bull fighting, motor racing and mountaineering were the only true sports. Meaning, if there wasn't a risk of death, it was just a game. To that end, mountaineering stands above the rest.


The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS)

After millennia of research, experts still don't know very much about the human brain. As such, most of what you have picked up on the subject from pop culture is just laughably wrong.


6 Animals That Kill Nature's Scariest Creatures For Fun

For every animal you'd be terrified to run across in the wild, the odds are there is at least one other beast who sees it as a tasty snack. And often it's what you'd least expect.


6 Things You Won't Believe Animals Do Just Like Us

Hold on, humanity. Before we go boasting about our opposable thumbs, maybe we should take a deep breath and calm down.


The 5 Creepiest Ways Animals Have Mastered Mind Control

Humans have been trying to control each other's minds for centuries, but have only succeeded in getting people to buy more tortilla chips and hand cream. Meanwhile, in the animal kingdom, absurd comic-book style mind-control plots have been coming true for millennia.


5 Physical Details That Reveal Highly Personal Information

None of these are 100 percent, and you should not use any of them to make unfair assumptions about people. It is only in the name of entertainment that we point out what researchers have found.


6 Beneficial Things They Made You Stop Doing in School

It's easy to think of a classroom as a battle of wills between kids who want to dick around all day and teachers who actually want to make them learn. But it's not that simple. A lot of the things that will get you yelled at in a classroom are, in fact, beneficial to learning.


The 5 Weirdest Things That Influence How Your Food Tastes

As with the other four senses, your taste is manipulated by a whole bunch of factors outside of your control.


The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Ways Your Brain Can Malfunction

Guess what? There are mental disorders that can mess with your perception of reality in unimaginable ways, while often leaving the rest of your mind untouched.


5 Mind-Blowing Scientific Answers to Life's 'Big Questions'

At some point in your life you have, at some completely random moment, stopped what you were doing and just thought, 'Man, what am I doing here? How does any of this even exist? What is reality, anyway?' Then you usually forget about it and go back to playing browser games until lunchtime rolls around. But those big questions, starting with the nat


The 6 Deadliest Animals Too Adorable to Run Away From

Mother Nature's favorite gag is giving vicious predators the bodies of harmless fuzzballs. This is a continuation of our duty to make sure you don't judge an animal's lethality by its appearance.