Cracked Archive - Weird World

8 Dumb Holiday Traditions That Need to Be Retired

O Tannenbaum, when did you get so complicated?


12 Horrific Implications of the Most Famous Christmas Song

For anyone but the richest among us, being saddled with the gifts of the 'The 12 Days of Christmas' could very well destroy your life.


7 Traditional Christmas Drinks (Tested)

Merry Christmas from Canada! Did you know that Canadians keep all their booze in one place? What the hell, Celine?


6 Real Places on Earth Straight Out of a Fantasy Novel

Every once in a while the malevolent robot lords in charge of programming the shared illusion that is our world will slip up and let a chunk of broken code go through.


22 Modern Artifacts That Will Baffle Future Archaeologists

We will not leave future scientists full of awe and wonderment.


5 Things Nobody Tells You About Getting Punched in the Face

My story is as simple as it is stupid. Here's the reality of being punched.


5 Book Marketing Stunts That Backfired Spectacularly

Some writers get desperate in their quest to tear the reading public's fickle attention away from whatever butt picture they're currently looking at.


7 Great People With the Most Unfortunate Names Possible

We expect a cool guy to have an equally cool name. In real life, well, things don't always work out that way ...


The 6 Most Horrifying Pieces of Christmas Fan Fiction

These authors took a good look at a holiday about peace and joy and said, 'I want to ejaculate all over this.'


6 Things People Get Wrong About the Bible's Christmas Story

We never knew the story of Christmas to begin with.


5 Real Coincidences That Prove God Has a Sick Sense of Humor

If there is a higher power out there, its sense of humor is cosmically screwed up.


6 Simple Things Too Many People Don't Know How to Do

There's really no excuse not to know how to do these things.


5 Real Soldiers Who Were Walking Super Weapons

Despite what movies, video games, and literature sometimes tell us, war is neither glamorous nor fun. What cannot be denied, however, is that war is also where you see normal people do extraordinary things.


5 Realities of Life When Your Brain Wants You to Murder

Lydia was diagnosed with Primarily Obsessional OCD as a teenager. Here's what she's learned in the years since.