Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Self-Improvement Techniques That Actually Make You Dumber

I think it's important that you're aware of the many ways your brain will be a merciless dick to you if you try.


5 Seemingly Insignificant Things That Make People Like You

According to science, if you want people to like you there are a few simple and completely nonsensical steps you can follow.


4 Weird Side Effects of Learning How to Write

A few months ago, several years after beginning this column, I finally learned how to write, the last piece of the puzzle being someone showing me how semicolons work.


6 Obnoxious Behaviors That Make You Better at Your Job

Despite my time as a sacrificial lamb on the altar of incompetence, I still managed to pick up a few tricks for office-time success.


6 Fan Ideas So Good They Were Adopted by the Creators

Sometimes creators stumble upon fan-created ideas too awesome to be ignored.


5 Things I Learned as a Cop (That Movies Won't Show You)

I used to be a cop, and what I learned on the job is that it is far more ridiculous than any fictional portrayal.


4 Things I Learned from the Worst Online Dating Profile Ever

I made the OkCupid profile of the Worst Woman on Earth, hoping to prove that there exists an online dating profile so loathsome that no man would message it. I failed.


4 Creepy Ways 'Pokemon' Changed Since You Stopped Playing

The first game came out over 15 years ago, and if you've long stopped paying attention, you'll be surprised by the bizarre things that have happened to the series.


5 Unexpectedly Perverted Tourist Attractions (NSFW Pics)

While visiting an old church or park, when suddenly ... penises. Penises everywhere.


6 Insane Ways Dogs Can Inadvertently Screw Over Their Owners

Take a good, long look at Fido, because maybe, just maybe, he's been trying to kill you for years and years. Maybe he already did kill you.


Why 2013 Was the Year of the Crapocalypse

My name is Robert Brockway, and I have a problem: I'm addicted to the apocalypse.


4 Reasons 'Viral' Content Stopped Mattering in 2013

Everyone tried so hard to go 'viral' that the word barely has any meaning anymore.


The 40 Best Cracked Articles and Videos of 2013

2013 was a historically bad year for Congress and health care websites, but it was Cracked's best year ever.


The 6 Most Bizarrely Offensive Comic Book Supervillains

In the face of relentless pressure to keep coming up with new supervillains, publishers wound up greenlighting ideas that really should have screamed 'bad idea' at the doodle stage.


The 6 Most Overrated Media Outrages of 2013

In 2013, these six stories quenched the general public's insatiable thirst for misplaced outrage more than any others.