Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Things You Won't Believe Were Built by a Single Person

Sometimes unlimited imagination is paired with both inspiration and obsession, and this sexy three-way of abstract concepts gives us some truly awesome feats.


5 Stupid Travel Myths Everyone Believes

Because nothing happens to me that isn't hilarious and insightful and life-affirming, I thought I might rub one out about my recent trip.


5 Insane Crimes Committed by Cops in Charge of Solving Them

They may be horrible people, but you've got to admire the balls it takes to pull off stunts like these.


5 Mind-Blowing Ways People Solved Unsolvable Cold Cases

Sometimes, even the coldest of cases get solved decades later, just out of the damned blue, in the strangest ways possible.


6 Insanely Reckless Media Accusations That Ruined Lives

You would think the birth of the Information Age and greater access to instant fact checking would make cases like these more rare. You would be wrong.


3 Things You Don't Get Any Better at With Old Age

Do yourself a favor and make yourself a better person. You're never too old to learn something new.


5 Crimes That Only Cause Endless Unanswered Questions

Some thieves like to take the road less traveled, pulling off daring heists that baffle even the greatest detectives.


4 Insane Details of Cough Syrup Addiction (An Inside Look)

'Hello. My name is Adam Tod Brown, and I'm addicted to cough syrup.'


6 Awesome Stories of Bystanders Becoming Heroes

Let's once again stop and salute the nobodies who stepped up in the face of disaster when no one else would.


6 Bizarre Reasons Famous Foods Were Banned

You'd figure, of all our myriad freedoms, the freedom to eat would be one that almost goes without saying, one you take for granted, because who could possibly give a happy horseshit what you cram into your maw? Turns out all kinds of people care.


5 Famous Things You Won't Believe Were Invented in Dreams

It turns out a surprising number of society's innovations have come from dreams, proving that sometimes there is method to your brain's madness.


5 Insane Ways Science is Humiliating Birds (With WTF Images)

After seeing the myriad ways we've used science to mess with our fine feathered friends, we're frankly shocked they haven't all turned into Hitchockian horror.s