Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Disturbing Things I Learned in Scientology's 'Space Navy'

My name is Derek Bloch, and I spent three years in Scientology's creepy space navy before abandoning ship. Here's what I learned ...


15 Reasons You Should Have Hit Me With Your Car

I realized that I was a selfish jerk for not allowing this particular car to mow me down, and I owe the human race an apology.


4 Valuable Life Lessons (That We Never Follow)

People utter these borderline cliches for a reason, one we tend not to realize until we've royally messed up their intended lessons.


The 6 Most Horrifying Sex Scenes in Fan Fiction (Pt. 4)

Here are six challenging pieces of fan fiction you can use to ruin any pleasant memories you might have had of the characters involved.


5 Beloved Restaurants That Are Seriously Overrated

American cuisine is primarily judged by how quickly it can be delivered into our mouths and that's pretty much it.


If Tattoos Told the Truth (Part 2)

Your tattoo can say more about you than you want it to.


5 Real People With Mind-Blowing Mutant Superpowers (Part 3)

These select groups of gifted individuals, whether they were born better than us or simply became so over time, have abilities that make them stronger, keener, faster ... and probably totally smug about it, too.


6 Negotiating Tactics That Actual Professionals Use

Whether you're buying a car, asking for a raise, or trying to get free guac with a burrito, here are the actual negotiation techniques used by the pros that might be helpful in your situation.


5 Amazing Wizard Tricks You Can Do With Basic Math

While only the highest Numerati may understand the spellcraft that makes our modern wonders possible, even a Level 1 Math Wizard wielding basic fourth grade arithmetic can pull off seemingly impossible feats.


5 Reasons Life as a Deaf Person Is Weirder Than You Thought

I'm a sign language interpreter and an American Sign Language (ASL) graduate, and I'll try to give you a glimpse of how strange things can get.


6 Disturbing Things I Learned Writing Your Textbooks

I've written textbooks for two years. I've covered every subject, and I'm here to tell you that things are ... pretty saddening.


The 6 Strangest Things Nobody Tells You About Life in Korea

As an American teaching English in South Korea, I expected to run into at least a few cultural differences. Needless to say, I was ill prepared for what I found when I actually got there.


5 TV Shows That Were Shameless Rip-Offs of Movies

Here are five of the less imaginative attempts to create a hit show by altering the movie source material just enough to give it a new title.


5 Sites That Prove the U.S. Government Sucks at the Internet

These were all funded by your tax dollars, of course.