Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Moral Crusaders Caught Being the Worst Hypocrite Possible

We're wondering how many of the world's crusaders aren't just trying to compensate for something they're doing on the side.


5 Iconic Fantasy Characters Whose Bodies Wouldn't Work

Sometimes the craziest attributes of a mythological creature -- the things that actually make it impossible -- aren't always what you think.


6 Insane Things Happening Throughout Mexican Cartel Culture

Where Hollywood does a pretty impressive job of glorifying criminals, it hasn't got shit on Mexico's utterly insane cartel culture.


5 Insane and Expensive Things Women Don't Admit They Buy

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4 Scary Things You Only See Cutting People's Power as a Job

When the power goes off, and the TV and Internet with it, that's when the hammer really comes down. Cracked sat down with a meter specialist to find out what it's like to be the one bringing down that hammer.


6 Terrifying Things You Learn as an Air Traffic Controller

If you've ever flown in a plane, or stood in a place over which planes were flying, you have air traffic controllers to thank for not being killed in a biblical cataclysm.


5 Cheap Things To Keep Kids Busy In Winter

For those of you too young to have kids, why not use this time to have an unplanned pregnancy and bookmark this column for two years from now.


5 Ways We Misunderstand Pedophilia (That Makes it Worse)

We sat down with several self-professed (but non-offending) pedophiles. Here's what we learned.


16 Lost Text Messages That Would Explain Everything

The world is full of mysteries that we'll probably never get the answers to. Of course, it's always fun to speculate.


The Single Most Useless 'As Seen On TV' Product Ever

The subject of my ire? Poofume. For crying out loud.


4 Things You Only Learn from Exercise if You're in Bad Shape

My reason for running is kind of dumb -- I just want to see how terrible I am at it.


9 Foreign Terms More Awful Than Any English Profanity

Some languages have words for concepts so weird or off-putting that we can thank the stars we don't have any use for them in everyday English.


5 Expert Phrases That Explain Ideas You Should Understand

I invite you to read some folksy animal-centric wisdom and become the Yoda of your circle of friends.


4 Of The Most Bizarre Small Towns In The World

Your town's claim to fame is nothing compared to these places.