Cracked Archive - Weird World

The 6 Most Amazing Things Ever Traded For Pointless Crap

With a few seemingly lateral moves, a healthy dose of persistence, and a few metric craptons of luck, some folks started from the bottom, now they here.


5 Absurdly Badass Action Figures of Unlikely Characters

Not everybody in an action film gets to be the hero. But as long as money exists, those wimps will still get a toy version of themselves.


5 Surprising Things That Are Secretly Making You Fat

The Western world is getting fatter. But there are far stranger forces than Loaded Doritos working to embiggen your ass.


6 Real Police Screw-Ups That Put Chief Wiggum to Shame

Let's just say right off the top that police officers have a tough job, and there's literally no one else we want to call if somebody with a crowbar is chasing us down an alley.


4 Ways to Spot an Internet Bullshit Artist

I've long been fascinated with Internet fakers: the people who hang around forums and social media sites, vomiting lies out of every orifice like a drunken frat boy who's also possessed by a demon.


8 Insanely Valuable Items You Probably Owned (and Threw Out)

And no, we're not talking about that mint condition Batman Issue No. 1 -- we're talking about seemingly worthless junk.


5 Terrifying Things I Learned While Buying Guns on Facebook

When journalist Harmon Leon posed as an extremely creepy person with cash in hand, he found that it's alarmingly easy to get some of the most dangerous weapons in the world with nothing more than an Internet connection.


2 New Shirts for 'Planet of the Apes' and Zombie Movie Fans

Don't you think it's time your favorite characters got to be in one movie? Or at least on the same shirt?


5 Insane Things 'Deadliest Catch' Leaves Out About My Job

Fishing in the choppy, frozen waters off Alaska is the worst of the worst. We spoke with Dash Adams to learn just how bad it can get.


7 Weird Things I Learned as a Pickpocket in the Modern World

We sat down with 'Joe,' a former pickpocket who verified his skills via an unnervingly thorough video demonstration. Here's what he told us about his former life.


4 Modern Luxuries That Should Be Way Less Expensive

There are some things that have gotten exponentially more expensive to a degree that inflation doesn't explain.


The 5 Dumbest Powers Ever Given to Famous Superheroes

No one remembers these -- in part because they were phased out by the comics before they hit the big time, and in part because they're underwear-on-the-head stupid.


4 Social Situations No One Ever Gets Right

The complex web of hows and whys that our brains constantly weave can make it damn difficult to communicate with each other.


7 Famous Artists You Didn't Know Were Perverts (Pt. 2)

Pretty much every creative type has a hidden horn-dog side


6 Weird Things Everyone Misunderstands About Anger

Hopefully, this column will help us all look at our tempers with a little maturity, and maybe understand our angry friends a bit better.