Cracked Archive - Tech

6 Awful Jobs That Must Exist in Video Game Universes

A lot of mail flows in and out of the video game world. Luckily, Avery Edison is there to catch it.


6 Car Myths That Cost You Money Every Year

Various rules of thumb for regular car maintenance have been passed down through the generations -- precious wisdom handed to us by our ancestors in order to stave off, for a spell, the ruinous, virgin-eating car repair monster. But many of these rules are, at best, wildly outdated and, at worst, a total waste of money.


5 Famous Space Missions That Almost Ended In Disaster

When it comes to the reality of space, you can't just make up some tech jargon and reconfigure the deflector shields. It involves a lot more effort to think through panic, fire and toxic fumes.


5 Reasons You Should Never Brag on the Internet

Once you start seeing these misguided boasts, you'll soon realize they're amongst the saddest written words on the Internet. Instead of a sign of how awesome the poster is, they are instead inevitably a marker of how clueless they are about how the Internet actually works.


6 Terrifying User Agreements You've Probably Accepted

We're not saying that these companies intend to screw you over. All we're saying is that their legal teams have gone to great lengths to reserve the right to ... and to make sure you can't do a damned thing about it.


The 7 Most Absurd Inventions in the History of Alcoholism

Necessity might be the mother of invention, but alcohol is the wish-granting genie: faster, more spectacular and almost infinitely more guaranteed to go wildly wrong and make you look stupid in the morning.


6 Google Interview Questions (And 6 You Can Answer)

Are you Smart Enough To Work For Cracked?


5 Simple Ideas That Could Make Travel (And Life) Way Easier

We're sitting on some pretty revolutionary ways to greatly increase the speed at which we physically move from A to B. What's infuriating is that those breakthroughs are ridiculously simple.


The 5 Most Insane Original Uses of Famous Products

What's more interesting than how some world-changing inventions were created? The fact that they were created for a completely different, and often stupid, purpose.


The 6 Most Reckless Uses of Radioactive Material

Some people are, let's just say, a little more casual around nuclear material than the rest of us. And by people we mean governments, corporations and just random, everyday dumbasses.


6 Teenage Inventors That Changed The World

Give a kid a car and he's probably going to see how high he can ramp it off something. But that sholdn't negate the fact that some very ambitious teens have changed the world.


8 Apps Designed Specifically for Modern Douchebags

If you're a regular person, your regular-person-shield (otherwise known as common human decency) will repel you from apps like these. Of course, that doesn't mean there isn't a market for these things -- which is most frightening of all.


6 Awesome Vehicles of War with Ridiculous Weaknesses

These weapons almost worked, in a world where 'almost working' might as well be 'hilarious failure.'


The 9 Most Likely Reasons You've Been Unfollowed on Twitter

I'm actually speaking for all people on Twitter. Well, not all. I'm certainly not speaking for these jackasses herein.


7 Nuclear Weapon Screw-Ups You Won't Believe We Survived

Suprisingly, Stanley Kubrick was probably closest when he imagined the nuclear era as a game of poker between cocky, absent-minded lunatics. Only he probably didn't go far enough.