Cracked Archive - Weird World

8 Obvious Lies That People Believed For Waaay Too Long

You can get surprisingly far if you lie is brazen enough.


5 Famous Bible Stories With Logical Scientific Explanations

If you pause faith for a moment and look at the Bible through the cold, unfeeling monocle of science, it doesn't hold up. Right? Well, let's not be so hasty.


5 Impossible Things You're Not Supposed To Talk Back About

Sometimes, you keep quiet because speaking, while it might make you feel better, doesn't do anything to help the situation. Here are the five times it's the hardest to keep quiet.


Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All Use

Basically, it seems like Wikipedia has some weird problems with regard to gender -- so what's up?


15 Things Parents Should Know When Telling Drugs About Kids

Hey. Hey there, drugs. Sit down. Yeah, right there on the mirror is fine.


6 Painful Ad Fails You Won't Believe Companies Didn't Notice

What happens when your marketing team is so inept that your inspirational advertisement actually does more harm than good?


5 Real 'Conspiracies' Confirmed By People Swept Up In Them

Sometimes you just walk through your front door one bright and sunny morning and smack straight into some wide-ranging and lethal conspiracy orchestrated by the powers that be.


6 Ugly Facts Of Life In Communist Cuba

We spoke to those who lived under Fidel Castro's rule. Here's what we learned.


6 Artists Who Failed So Hard They Ended Up Succeeding

Some art isn't just 'bad' like a carton of sour milk is bad; it's curiously bad like the smell of a mosh pit of bank-tellers' attempted small talk.


5 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries (That Have Totally Been Solved)

I've done my best to dig out the most likely truth behind some of my favorite mystery tales. Let's speculate!


The 5 Most Spectacular On-The-Job F#@% Ups By The Police

The best thing you can say about police misconduct in the headlines is that they're often cases of split-second decisions gone wrong. The worst, well, you're about to find out ...


5 Dumb Things I Saw (And Did) While In Charge Of US Nukes

It's not super easy to get former nuclear missileers to talk. But our source had just been kicked out of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for reasons we'll explain momentarily.


5 Insane Coincidences That Saved People's Lives

Here are five real stories of unfortunate folks whose bad luck ended up saving them from horribly unpleasant deaths.


5 Maddening Things Poor People Can't Get Out From Under

Being poor comes with an unexpected plethora of bizarre side effects.


A Harrowing Tale Of Jury Duty Madness

At times, my account can get a little ugly, and it's occasionally frightening. But like America itself, it never stops trying to be both of those things.