Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Tiny Paperwork Screw-Ups That Ruined Random People's Lives

If you feel like the government is bending you over, take solace in the fact that your situation could be worse.


5 Things I Learned Pretending to Be a Molested Kid for Cops

This is, quite simply, the weirdest job we've ever heard of.


5 Insane Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Someone

You're now a trenchcoat away from being Sherlock Holmes.


Kids Want to Finger Your Butt: Adventures In Teaching Abroad

It turns out there is a level of culture shock that is alternately hilarious and mortifying.


5 Times Gold Made Something Less Valuable

Let's look at some gilded gewgaws that really are Midas-touched in the head.


5 Everyday Groups of People Society Says It's OK to Mock

While most people are supportive and tolerant of everyone's differences and stations in life, prepare to be mocked for no good reason if you fall into one of the following categories.


5 Desperate People Who Hacked Junk Into Lifesaving Devices

Money makes the world go round. But when those filthy little portraits of dead white dudes become scarce, people rely instead on the true wealth of the human race: ingenuity.


5 Terrifying Secrets of Hospital Emergency Rooms

We wanted to know what television leaves out, so we sat down with an ER doctor for a candid look behind the blue, plastic, blood-spattered curtain.


9 Ways to Get Back Into Work Mode After a Holiday

As a master of keeping my job after all sorts of absences, explained or otherwise, I've developed several tricks for just this situation.


5 Famous Cities With Creepy Secrets Hiding in Plain Sight

Sometimes you barely need to scratch their surface to unearth some of the strangest bullshit you ever saw.


5 BS Health Myths People Still Believe (Thanks to One Guy)

It only took one high-profile 'expert' to convince millions of people this B.S. was true.


6 Ways Women's Prison Is More Horrifying Than It Looks on TV

I spent 18 months in a minimum-security prison after I was caught helping my boyfriend sell drugs. This is what life is really like on the inside.


17 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 14)

It's time again for another installment of our most popular feature, in which we find the most fake-looking shit on the Internet and explain that it's totally real.


5 Ways Life as a Prostitute is Nothing Like You Expect

Recently, we sat down with prostitutes from all walks of life. Here's what we learned.