Cracked Archive - Weird World

8 Useful Foreign Words the English Language Needs to Steal

Despite the fact that dozens of new slang terms enter the English language on a weekly basis, there are still all sorts of things in our daily lives that just don't have words.


5 Uncomfortable Truths Behind the Men's Rights Movement

I spoke to Frank Meeink, a former white supremacist, and Michael Kimmel, a professor of sociology, about the men's rights movement, and I found out that it has less in common with any civil rights or equality movement than it does with neo-Nazis.


4 Offensive Words That Started Out as the Polite Alternative

These words, while offensive to our ears, were at one point perfect examples of sensitivity and political correctness.


3 Things the Internet Always Gets Wrong

Nine times out of 10 the Internet just cites things wrong. Here are three theories the Internet won't stop abusing.


5 Things Every Movie Gets Wrong About the Apocalypse

Hollywood will leave you ill-prepared for the collapse of society, because it has managed to completely overlook several key aspects of life on post-apocalyptic Earth.


5 Things I Learned As a Cop Movies Won't Show You (Part 2)

If you think TV and movies make police work sound like fun, well, it is. It can be dangerous, sure, but you sure as hell wind up with some great stories.


5 Realities of Being Lost at Sea (From a Shipwreck Survivor)

Steve drifted on a life raft across the Atlantic for 76 days before he was finally rescued.


4 Awful Mistakes Restaurants Make All the Time

The reason 60 percent of restaurants fail in their first year is because at least 60 percent of owners don't know their elbows from grape jelly.


5 Grossly Inappropriate Jokes on Kids' Comic Book Covers

A quick perusal of kids' comic book covers can tell you that the stories upon these pages can be the stuff of freaking nightmares.


4 Classic Horror Movies That Get More Love Than They Deserve

When something comes along that seems even remotely new or veers away from the run-of-the-mill tropes and cliches we've come to expect from scary movies, our first instinct is to pile on mountains of praise that, in time, reveals itself to be completely undeserved.


5 Things I Learned as a Ghost Hunter (TV Won't Show You)

We're Clint and Jessica Harris, a pair of paranormal investigators with more than a decade of experience, and here's what you probably didn't know about the world of ghost hunting.


10 Offensive Ads You Won't Believe Are From the Last Decade

These ad execs took these messages, then twisted them until they were confusing, hurtful, or downright disturbing. Then they crapped on them.


5 Useless Products That Nobody Can Throw Out

Some things are easy to get rid of. And some stuff we're much better at holding on to, even when it means we can no longer fit our possessions in our homes.


6 Smart Movie Characters Who Do Incredibly Dumb Things

Sometimes these supposed geniuses make decisions that even a WWE staff writer would find patently ridiculous.