Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Horrors of Being an Atheist in a Fundamentalist Country

Cracked sat down with Jo to hear about life in the shadow of religious extremism and to find out what it's like to have a dude straight up shoot you in the street. Here's what we learned.


5 Real Criminals Betrayed by Their Own Big Mouths

As difficult as it can sometimes be to catch a criminal, it's even harder to get a conviction. Unless, of course, your suspect publicly broadcasts their crime.


5 Stupid Questions You Won't Believe Scientists Answered

One of the best things about Science is that it answers questions we never realized needed answering. In fact, Science gets so overeager sometimes that it starts answering questions that really shouldn't have been asked in the first place.


4 TV Shows You Loved That Were a Nightmare Behind the Scenes

I discovered that the same shows that brought me so much joy when I was a kid have brought nothing but pain and misery to the people making them.


6 Tales of Amazing Survivors (Who Were Babies)

There are babies out there who have survived dangerous situations that would have likely killed a grown man, sometimes because their smallness actually protected them, and sometimes because we're pretty sure they're just indestructible.


6 Tiny Computer Glitches That Caused Huge Disasters (Part 2)

The line between 'computerized utopia of the future' and 'utter chaos' is just a line of computer code.


4 Rags-to-Riches Success Stories That Are Full of Crap

Some lies are so insanely prevalent that they've become difficult to recognize. These, for example.


5 Horrifying Places Real People Got Trapped and Forgotten

If you weren't claustrophobic already, this article might do it for you.


8 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Happened (Pt. 2)

The following coincidences are very well-documented, otherwise there's no way in hell we'd buy any of this crap.


5 Everyday Things That Drive Us Nuts (For No Reason)

It just doesn't matter. We can't help it. These things drive us nuts, and somehow knowing that we shouldn't get upset only makes us more angry.


5 Shocking Human Rights Abuses You Don't Expect to See Today

It's shameful that we held onto these human rights abuses for as long as we did.


5 Insane Lessons from My Christian Fundamentalist Childhood

I was brought up to be just one more weapon in this terrible faith-based arsenal, but I didn't quite hit the target. Here's what I can tell you about being a weaponized offspring.


The 9 Strangest Episodes in the History of 'Power Rangers'

'Power Rangers' was a weird idea to begin with.


6 Shockingly Brave Kids Who Make You Look Like a Coward

Sometimes the only people who can step up to save the day aren't even old enough to drive.


The 4 Most Incredibly Satisfying Everyday Achievements

These stupid, insignificant little things are tiny sources of confidence, of pride.