Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Insane True Stories Of Buying The House From Hell

I've worked in the home improvement industry for over a decade, and as a result of that, I will never own my own house. I've seen too many folks left with their asses hanging in the breeze.


7 Classic Children's Books With Shockingly Dark Backstories

It turns out it was the private and horrific torments of total strangers that taught you the joys of imagination.


5 Things You Learn Professionally Squatting In AWarehouse

All over the world you'll find a different kind of squatter community, involving hundreds of people -- often artists -- who live their lives outside the direct control of the law. We visited a couple to see what it's like.


6 Bizarre Wardrobe Life Hacks That Science Says Work

Clothing does more amazing things than just cover shameful torsos and pendulous genitals.


4 Uncomfortable Taboos Every Couple Fights About Eventually

A real relationship full of shared bills and wasted hours flicking through Netflix only to watch regular TV instead because nothing's on. These arguments are pretty much inevitable.


5 Things I Learned Slaughtering Millions Of Chickens

We spoke to Sam, a supervisor at a large-scale chicken farm, about how they manage to kill and package millions of birds a week. Here's what we learned.


5 Weirdly Stressful Aspects of America's Sneaker Obsession

If you've ever wondered how shoes came to be such a huge obsession with the youth of this nation and, more importantly, why it stresses people out as much as it does, I have the answers.


4 Brutal Realities Of Treating Chronic Pain

Amanda is part cyborg... kind of. She has a spinal cord stimulator implant, and told us how this all works.


5 Hobbies You Loved As A Child (And Why They Suck)

Were adolescence and all its assorted activities really what our nostalgia-prone brains cut them out to be?


6 Pleasant Surprises About Political Myths You Had All Wrong

Even the most straightforward political truths you've always heard aren't nearly as simple as people would like you to believe.


6 Things No One Considers Before Starting A Monkey Business

The phrase 'monkey business' is normally meant metaphorically. But what if it wasn't?


5 Shocking Confessions Of The Worst Salesman In The World

Despite seeing a road that was entirely made out of obstacles, I pursued my new career as The Most Annoying Man In The World.


6 Real-Life Horror Movies Your History Teacher Skipped Over

Our modern world was made possible by a whole lot of superstition, cruelty, and teeth harvesting on the part of our forefathers.


9 Unbelievable Urban Legends (That Happen To Be True)

Maybe read these with the lights on.


The 5 Most Evil Ways Anyone Ever Got Rich

It turns out there have been plenty of psychopathic killers in history for whom a lifetime of mayhem and mutilation was just their way of paying the bills.