Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Realities of the Secret World of Paid TV Audience Members

Almost every show that features a live studio audience has hired me or people like me. Here's what I learned getting paid to pretend to be interested.


5 Jobs That Only Exist to Make the Modern World Look Dumber

These are the sorts of jobs you can only qualify for if the reason you flunked out of DeVry had something to do with drinking Listerine and a donkey.


6 Surprising Realities of the Legal Weed Industry

Cracked wanted the lowdown on getting high the respectable way, so we sent a 'reporter' up to America's Drug Basket: Northern California.


4 Uncool Fashions We Should Consider Bringing Back

If we can somehow move past the stigmas attached to some of these no-longer-cool-but-crazy-useful items, I think we'll all be much happier people.


4 Creepy Drinks That Prove We Can Ruin Anything

In my unerring Book of Shit That's Totally the Worst, these drinks are the potable equivalent of a Michael Bay-directed Nickelback video.


5 Shocking Ways the Modern World Screws Blind People

Due to a rare genetic disorder, my father and three of my uncles are blind. So even though I've had sight my whole life, I know that most people's definition of blindness misses a huge chunk of what going through life without vision is really like.


The 6 Stupidest National Outrages About Fictional Characters

Characters in children's entertainment are constantly finding themselves at the center of absurd controversies manufactured by misguided people who apparently exist solely to tear the joy out of everything they see.


5 Bizarre Studying Hacks You Won't Believe Improve Learning

Recent research reveals that you can improve your grades the study-less way by simply doing these things.


5 Awesome Things No One Is Cool Enough to Own (Part 2)

There is apparently no shortage of things I don't feel cool enough to own that have nothing to do with items you'd find in a Raymond Chandler detective novel.


5 Insider Tips for Not Getting Screwed by Car Salesmen

Statistically, most people would rather get stabbed in the eye with a steak knife than talk to a car salesman.


If Every Lie on the Internet Was True

People like to sarcastically say everything on the Internet is true. But what if everything WAS true? What kind of world would we be living in right now?


5 Animals Who Taught Themselves Eerily Human Skills

Monkeys wearing bow ties are always welcome, but as soon as they're hunting with spears and cooking hamburgers, we start worrying about how difficult it will be to learn their language once they take over the world.


The 4 Most Overused Jokes It's Time to Stop Making

I's about time we retired these lame jokes and shipped them off to a hospice so they can die in peace after years of overuse. Their time is done.


8 Bizarre Horrors Found in the Squarest Comic Book Ever

Little Archie was a psycho.