Cracked Archive - Science

5 Reasons Rats Are Way Scarier Than You Think

Rats are kind of creepy and gross, but they're not all that bad, right? Wrong.


8 Humans Whose Eating Habits Would Make a Goat Puke

Lots of people have their own personal diet plans, and nutritionists don't always agree on which one is best. Nutritionists do agree that everything on this list is a bad idea.


5 Seemingly Innocent Ways You've Screwed The World Today

Maybe you hippies are on to something -- a huge chunk of the damage we're doing to the world is due to things you probably didn't even know you were doing.


6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)

Yep, it's not enough for space to make us feel small -- it needs to make us feel stupid, too.


5 Creepy Forms of Mind Control You're Exposed to Daily

We know what you're thinking: You're far too cynical to fall for the ads you fast forward through on your DVR or the little tricks employed by marketers and politicians to push your subconscious buttons. But are you sure?


The 6 Weirdest Ways Wild Animals Are Having to Adapt to Us

Humanity's only effect on the animal kingdom isn't just pure destruction; in fact, sometimes our ecological footprint looks more like a clown shoe.


6 Scientific Discoveries That Laugh in the Face of Physics

There exist special occasions where the universe up and does a magic trick that seems to be designed by an unjust, all-powerful entity dedicated to making scientists ask, 'What in the hell?'


6 Realities of Teleportation Star Trek Didn't Warn Us About

how far away are we from transporters? Well, it turns out that there are a few complications ...


6 Small Math Errors That Caused Huge Disasters

If there are any children reading this, there's really only one thing we want to tell you about adulthood: If you make one tiny mistake, people will die.


5 Absurd Solutions to Huge Problems (That Actually Worked)

Who among us hasn't been asked by a teacher or a boss to think outside the box? It's all well and good when you're looking at a word problem on a Denny's application, not so much when you're staring down a problem with lives on the line.


5 'Modern' Medical Procedures (Are Thousands of Years Old)

Despite what you've seen in Monty Python movies or at Renaissance Faires, people in olden days were a lot smarter than we give them credit for.


6 Insane Last Resort Surgeries That Actually Worked

The following surgeries prove that even the smartest of doctors can have crazy ideas. But is an idea really that crazy if it works? Yes. Yes it is.


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.