Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Unsettling Sub-Genres of Fan Art Lurking on the Internet

This stuff exists for the Internet's favorite reason: because.


3 Minor Social Situations We Make Awkward for No Reason

Here are three simple social situations that conversationally inept people like myself routinely make awkward for no logical reason.


5 Hated Groups That Are Going Out of Their Way to Be Awesome

It's refreshing to know that even groups of people with bad reputations are capable of doing awesome things.


5 Famous Works That Were Just Half-Assed Copyright Abuses

Sometimes suck is a byproduct of honest effort gone bad, and sometimes suck is a direct result of cynical copyright shenanigans.


5 Steps to Defeating Children While Armed Only With a Stick

We're going to need to come up with some sort of pretext for why you might need to attack children with a stick. You know ... otherwise this could be considered immoral.


5 Hilarious Jobs People Had to Do Before Modern Technology

Sure, some obscure part of your brain might remember that distant and fantastical time when humans once sewed garments and assembled cars, but you probably had no idea about these gigs.


6 Unexpected Things I Learned From Being a Drug Dealer

Cracked reached out to a group of drug slingers from all walks of life, verified their identities, assured our bosses that 'verifying their identities' didn't mean 'doing coke in the bathroom with them,' and then learned some surprising things .


5 Things Movies Always Get Wrong About Space

Thanks to Hollywood magic, we've at least got a pretty good idea of what it's like in space. Right?


5 Horrifying Truths About Funeral Homes (From an Undertaker)

My work as a mortician and funeral director has exposed me to a part of life that is always in the back of our minds, but that we perpetually shut out. And yes, it gets ugly.


5 Reasons You're Picturing Nazis Wrong

The Nazis were definitely as evil as the devil's own taint sweat, but that doesn't mean Hollywood and bad teachers haven't filled your head with allll kinds of B,S, about the Third Reich.


5 Things That Shouldn't Make You Mad (But Will)

People will get pissy about stuff for no good reason whatsoever. The kinds of things that set you off even though you can't explain why and you'll look silly if you try to justify it.


6 Works of Propaganda That Backfired in Hilarious Ways

Political propaganda, much like a late-night infomercial, is supposed to make you let someone else screw you over. Sometimes, however, propaganda ends up convincing everyone that the people in positions of power are as dumb as, if not dumber than, everyone else.


The 10 Most Unintentionally Terrifying Statues in the World

These statues prove that a whole bunch of sculptors are clearly using every single ounce of their talent to troll the world as hard as they possibly can.


6 Shockingly Evil Abuses of Power by School Officials

While you may get some lazy or incompetent faculty, you don't expect these people to be running toddler fight clubs in the basement. And yet ...


8 Useful Foreign Words the English Language Needs to Steal

Despite the fact that dozens of new slang terms enter the English language on a weekly basis, there are still all sorts of things in our daily lives that just don't have words.