Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Shocking Backstories Of Your Favorite Foods
5 Shocking Backstories Of Your Favorite Foods

As all of you know, history is an unrelenting parade of horror and depravity. Why should the history of food be any different?

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We Can Let Babies Die: 6 Realities Of Neonatal Nursing
We Can Let Babies Die: 6 Realities Of Neonatal Nursing

We decided to learn about what we quickly discovered were the most depressing places on earth: the NICU.

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6 Horseshit Things The Site That Tried To Bribe Me Does
6 Horseshit Things The Site That Tried To Bribe Me Does

As someone who works on the Internet, I've been known to get email. And one recent message stood out to me.

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6 Insane Company Handbooks You Won't Believe Actually Exist
6 Insane Company Handbooks You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Manuals have to be the least-read pieces of text in the world. Which is too bad, because it turns out they're a gold mine for insanity.

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I Foreclose Houses For Banks: 5 Awful Realities
I Foreclose Houses For Banks: 5 Awful Realities

We spoke to some who handles foreclosures, evictions and lockouts. Spoiler alert: It's a nightmare.

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5 Dumb Ways People At The Beach React To Sharks
5 Dumb Ways People At The Beach React To Sharks

If sharks want a piece of me, they're going to have to rip me from the cold mouths of other sharks. I will not go non-shark-punchingly into that good night.

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7 Tips To Remember In The Event Of Your Kidnapping
7 Tips To Remember In The Event Of Your Kidnapping

Most of us will get kidnapped at least once in our lives, often while distracted reading a Cracked article about kidnapping tips.

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The 6 Most Horrifying Pets We've Bred Into Existence
The 6 Most Horrifying Pets We've Bred Into Existence

For creating the following 'Pokemon' rejects, we shall soon pay for our hubris.

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We Hate Pandas: 6 Realities Of Life As A Zookeeper
We Hate Pandas: 6 Realities Of Life As A Zookeeper

We spoke to Knick Moore and Max, two veteran zookeepers, who helped explain what it's like to walk a thin and occasionally sticky line working with animals.

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5 More Great Movies That Completely Fall Apart
5 More Great Movies That Completely Fall Apart

These five classic films won the public's hearts on the strength of their openings, and we've kind of chosen to politely forget all the mediocrity in the second reel.

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5 'Common Sense' Solutions That Make Everything Worse
5 'Common Sense' Solutions That Make Everything Worse

Good intentions can easily go awry. And once they do, all they're good for is paving some particularly hellacious roads.

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7 Weird Things You Learn As A Professional Diver
7 Weird Things You Learn As A Professional Diver

We spoke to Hana, an instructor who has braved countless times what can only be described as Cthulhu's living room, and lived to tell the tale.

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6 Insane Military Training Techniques Designed To Break You
6 Insane Military Training Techniques Designed To Break You

Military training techniques vary a lot from country to country: Some are insanely elaborate, some are insanely cruel, and some are fine just being plain old insane.

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5 Myths About Domestic Abuse Everyone Believes
5 Myths About Domestic Abuse Everyone Believes

We spoke to six different victims of domestic abuse -- male and female -- and found out that lots of these cases don't look like the plots of Lifetime movies.

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4 Fundamental Reasons You're More Of A Jerk Than You Realize
4 Fundamental Reasons You're More Of A Jerk Than You Realize

We're all assholes. Everyone is. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. Here's why.

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