Cracked Archive - Weird World

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.


6 Insane Masks That Made Your Grandparents' Lives Terrifying

Throughout recorded history, we've been covering up our faces (or other people's, by force) for all sorts of practical reasons.


5 Stupid War Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks To Movies)

What does Hollywood get wrong about war? Well, everything.


The 14 Greatest Jobs (That Can Never Exist)

Ninja, star fighter, rebel leader against an oppressive regime, the illest rapper alive -- we've all had dreams of being these at one point or the other.


6 Ways You Remember The Past (That Will Baffle Your Kids)

Nostalgia is generally a pleasant experience, but soon you're going to find yourself nostalgic for nostalgia, because nostalgia as we know it is dying off.


6 Terrible Travelers Who Turn Any Vacation Into A Nightmare

After over 10 years of travel, I've learned one thing above all else: When you travel, you're bound to meet some major assholes who think their shit doesn't stink.