Cracked Archive - Weird World


21 Things Kids Suspect About the Adult World (Part 2)

We can all think about to times in our formative years where, when failing to understand something, we just made the answer up like the ancient Romans and their Pantheon.


The 5 Most Narcissistic Products You Won't Believe Exist

Come, friend, lay off the puny apps and senseless self-shills -- there's a whole world of narcissist-aimed products out there, fully fitted for admiring the perfection that is you.


27 Famous Childhood Toys That Are Terrifying in Retrospect

Obviously in our formative years, these toys look badass. And while we understand that hindsight is 20/20, come on -- these things should've never graced our sticky little hands.


5 Classic Jokes With Mind-Blowing Scientific Answers

Are you ready to get a brain boner?


5 Things You Never Knew About Chasing Tornadoes

We asked him what it's like to have one of the world's most ridiculously dangerous hobbies. Tim Baker has ridden headlong against the raging sky demons we call tornadoes.


The 50 Most Awesome Things Ever Done by Americans

We've been collecting the stories of real Americans who did really awesome things -- at peace, at war, and while being Teddy Roosevelt.


7 Things I Learned as an Accomplice to Mass Murder

In August 2000, my mother's three best friends were arrested for the murders of five people. She was accused of providing the alibi. Looking back, this is what I learned.


The 6 Stupidest Designs Ever Used on Enormous Projects

We assume that people who build buildings know what they're doing, but that stuff isn't easy, and damn it, mistakes get made.


4 Childhood Embarrassments That Never Stop Being Shameful

The worst thing about a precious handful of these embarrassments is that you think they won't be a problem when you're older, when in fact it gets exponentially worse.


The 5 Least Helpful Ways People React to Tragedy

Pretty much the only thing everyone has in common during the grieving period is that they'll hear at least one of the following insipid expressions.


7 Awesome Buildings That Look Like They're Designed by Kids

It turns out plenty of professional folks are 12-year-olds magically trapped in grown-up bodies.


5 Shockingly Childish Abuses of Power by Hospital Employees

Hospitals kind of need to keep things professional, since a tiny mistake can mean death and a massive malpractice suit. Of course, not everyone got the memo.


5 Bizarre Subcultures Way Crazier Than Anything from Japan

These baffling cliques seem to be based on a peyote vision or some terrible mistranslation in the Bible.