Cracked Archive - Science

The 6 Weirdest Things That Are Ruining Your Memory

If you want your memory to stay strong, you probably already know what to avoid -- excessive alcohol, beating your head on things, getting any older. What you probably didn't know is that there are other, lesser known everyday threats that may be slowly turning you into that guy from 'Memento.'


5 Fish Clearly Designed by a Madman

You know what the problem with 'Sharktopus' was? It just wasn't necessary. Nature provides enough science-fiction-level aquatic horrors all on her own. Hell, some of these are less believable.


6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

In real life, people don't suffer freaky events like getting struck by lightning or getting part of their brain removed and then suddenly find themselves with new superpowers, like heat vision or flight. However, people do apparently suffer freaky events and then gain the ability to do art.


6 Animals With Better Memories Than You

Despite our big, juicy frontal lobe, many of us still forget to pick up the kids after practice due to our inferior memory, one area where a whole bunch of animals leave us in the dust.


6 Most Badass Self-Inflicted Medical Experiments

These individuals have thrown down the proverbial gauntlet of badassery, making most of modern-day medicine look really, really lame.


5 Ridiculous Animal Myths That You Probably Believe

Somewhere, right now, an adult is quoting an interesting animal 'fact' that he actually learned from an old cartoon. And this is how animals became one of those subjects particularly vulnerable to laughable misconceptions.


5 Logical Fallacies That Make You Wrong More Than You Think

The Internet has introduced a golden age of ill-informed arguments. You can't post a video of an adorable kitten without a raging debate about pet issues spawning in the comment section. These days, everyone is a pundit.


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.


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.


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.


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.


6 Bizarre Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day

Mmm... Tastes like auditory hallucinations.


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.


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.