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.
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.
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.
Hold on, humanity. Before we go boasting about our opposable thumbs, maybe we should take a deep breath and calm down.
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.
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.
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.
As with the other four senses, your taste is manipulated by a whole bunch of factors outside of your control.
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.
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
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.
Genetic engineering scares a lot of people, partly because we love making sci-fi movies and video games starring walking humanoid horrors that resulted from experiments gone wrong. And, while the idea of something like growing a human heart in a sheep's body just seems wrong somehow, it probably seems less wrong to the person who actually needs a h
Our two favorite subjects at Cracked are the elusive concept of human happiness and Batman. This article is about the first one.