Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Things Movies Get Wrong About Swords (An Inside Look)

This is the closest Cracked will ever get to actual journalism.


5 Well-Intentioned Phrases That Have Been Ruined by Assholes

Because of unfortunate implications that we have no control over, a few completely normal statements and opinions can send you sailing directly into the crags of the Land of Douche.


5 People Who Accidentally Filmed Real-Life Action Scenes

This 'found footage' crap happens in real life way more often than you'd think, and a ton of the footage is pretty damn cinematic.


6 Nerd Culture Stereotypes That Are Way Older Than You Think

Unless your concept of a 'nerd' is a Depression-era newsie shooting pre-YouTube fan trailers, you might be surprised to learn that nerd culture has existed for way, way, way longer than you think.


5 Ways Life Changes After a Near-Death Experience

While I didn't come back with any secret wisdom from the spirit world, I did have an experience very few people live to talk about.


5 Terrible Things I Learned as a Corporate Whistleblower

Linda Almonte was an executive with JP Morgan Chase, and her only mistake was doing her job and blowing the whistle on her lawbreaking boss. For the last five years, her life has been a morass of lawsuits and private detectives.


5 Ways Hotels Have Changed for the Worse

In the last decade, I've noticed lots of changes in our homes away from home, and I thought I'd jot them down for you.


9 Extreme Versions of Things You Loved as a Kid

Sit back and let your inner child scream with jealousy.


10 Ways to Feed Yourself While Broke and Hungry

In an effort to save my money for important things, like Canadian strippers and poutine made by actual Frenchmen, I thought I'd cut some corners by shopping for my own meals and eating in my hotel room.


55 Things I Thought About (While Falling to My Death)

This could be good or bad. It all depends on what you're falling into or onto.


5 Real People Who Were Mistakenly Declared Dead

It seems like trying to convince the world that you're still alive is almost worse than just rolling over, taking one for the team, and politely dying.


The 5 Biggest Disasters in the History of Marketing (Pt. 4)

If you misjudge your audience, your million-dollar advertising campaign can wind up costing you much more. These people didn't get that memo.


4 Crappy Ideas Everyone Thinks Are Brilliant

Certain types of more ... active ideas tend to end up in pretty much everyone's head at some point. Here are four of the worst offenders.


5 Survival Stories Too Miraculous to Be Real

Death will claim every one of us. But some of us don't go down so easily.


5 Oddly Specific Lies We Believe About Foreigners

Even with the infinite range of myths that humanity could invent about outsiders, most of the stuff we've come up with has fit into a small number of very specific categories.