Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Survival Stories Too Miraculous to Be Real

Death will claim every one of us. But some of us don't go down so easily.


5 Oddly Specific Lies We Believe About Foreigners

Even with the infinite range of myths that humanity could invent about outsiders, most of the stuff we've come up with has fit into a small number of very specific categories.


6 Ways Stores Go Out of Their Way to Annoy You (And Why)

The shopping experience is littered with annoying practices and policies designed to turn even the most reasonable person into a shrieking puddle of rage.


The 5 Most Insane Ways People Survived Animal Attacks

The following folks not only went up against some of Mother Nature's most dangerous killers and managed to survive, they did it by doing stuff action heroes would scoff at.


7 of the Worst Choices Ever Made While High

Don't people do hilariously misguided things when they're high anymore? Aren't there any stories that could serve as awesome subplots in a carefree '80s sex comedy? Yes!


5 Classic Children's Books With Horrible Hidden Messages

We're not saying these books are definitively bad for your kids, or that these messages are intentional. We're just saying, 'Waaaiiiit a minute.'


5 Enormous Modern Ghost Towns You Won't Believe Exist

There are bad investments, and there are these: billion-dollar projects that entire governments just got bored of and abandoned, leaving around some pretty cool post-apocalyptic playsets


5 Surprisingly Outdated Problems Infertile Couples Face

Being unable to name your firstborn 'Norsehammer Thunderslap' is just the first of the problems you'll have.


4 Ways Money Actually Can Buy Happiness

I'm here to tell you, as a wealthy man who's perfectly happy writing comedy articles from the pile of Prada handbags I use in place of a couch, that money can in fact buy happiness.


5 Ways Fighting Wildfires Is More Insane Than You Think

I'm Drew Miller, professional wildland firefighter. I protect people's sacred right to live in places that regularly combust. Here's what I've learned on the job.


5 Dick Moves Your Bank Pulls (You Won't Believe Are Legal)

Banks make it really hard to like them, and they do whatever they can to exploit their position in the shadiest ways imaginable.