Cracked Archive - Science

6 'Wuss' Behaviors That Were Once Badass Survival Instincts

You might not realize it, but some of the behaviors that get you swirlied today were survival strategies that kept you alive thousands of years ago.


6 Uneducated Amateurs Whose Genius Changed the World

Now, we're not telling you not to get an education -- everybody knows employers these days want a degree. But we'd be remiss if we didn't take a moment to celebrate some of the amazing achievements from people who had virtually no education at all.


7 Mind-Blowing Vehicles Built and Driven by Animals

We've already pointed out that animals are capable of building pretty impressive cities, but at least they're not driving around the streets in little beaver sedans and amassing armies of spider war-jets, right? Horribly, we're not too far from that reality, either.


6 Personality Quirks You Didn't Know Were Medical Conditions

Your weird quirks don't make you a quirky snowflake. They make you a medical textbook entry.


The Science Behind Stupidly Hot Peppers [CHART]

The Scoville hotness scale ain't got shit on us.


The 5 Strangest Ways Your Mind Can Get Your Body Sick

The brain can fool the body into thinking it's sick, complete with physical symptoms. And we're not talking about bullshit symptoms like headaches, either.


5 Real-World Mechs Straight out of Science Fiction

In science fiction, there's no problem a good giant robot suit can't solve. And yet, in reality, we all commute to work in dumb ol' cars, fight our wars with boring guns, and make bland love with our decidedly non-mechanical genitals. Where are our mechs, science? Where are our god damn mechs?! Oh wait, here they are. Sorry about that, Science.


7 Animals That Are Evolving Right Before Our Eyes

f you or someone you know refuses to believe that organisms change over time without proof on a monkey-man level, here are some animals in the middle of getting their evolve on.


6 Intimate Details You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone

Experts say you can tell a whole lot of intimate details about a person just by looking at them. It's not magic and it's not 100 percent. But it is science.


The 8 Most Disgusting Animal Defenses

Mother Nature: Finding ways to give us nightmares since whenever.


Matching X-Men On Real Dating Sites: An Experiment

If each site is, in fact, capable of uniting perfect matches, then solving the epic love triangle between Cyclops, Wolverine and Jean shouldn't be too much to ask. My research, flawless. My findings, staggering. The study, below.


10 Famous Unsolved Mysteries Easily Explained by Science

Science: Ruining campfire stories since 1625.


5 Shocking Ways You Overestimate Yourself

Hate pictures of yourself? That's your brain telling you lies.


5 Unexpected Downsides of High Intelligence

You know that phrase, 'Ignorance is bliss'? There's a reason it's stuck around all these years.


6 Medication Side Effects Straight Out of a Horror Movie

Apparently there are some things even the commercials don't tell you. Not necessarily because the side effects are too terrifying (though some are), but simply because some of them sound more like ironic gypsy curses than anything science is capable of.