Cracked Archive - Weird World

8 Filthy Foreign Phrases the English Language Needs

Here are eight of the bonkeriest idioms ever, along with some shrug-heavy speculation on how they came to pass.


5 Major News Stories That Forgot to Tell You the Best Part

More often than not, these missing details change everything we learned about the story in the first place.


6 Ways to Not Suck at Stand-Up Comedy

Now that I have an official Cracked list of tips for not sucking on stage, I give you six mistakes to avoid in comedy:


5 Mind-Blowing Works of Art That You Aren't Allowed to See

Truly, art is made to enrich and be enjoyed by all. Well, except for this stuff.


10 Baffling Safety Products Clearly Aimed at Paranoid People

What this particular demographic may lack in reason they make up for in income, and there's no shortage of products designed to prey on their irrational fears for a few extra (thousand) bucks.


7 Modern Ghost Towns That Look Like Sci-Fi Movies

We know what you're here for, sci-fi aficionados. Let's just get straight to the futuristic abandoned stuff, shall we?


6 Mind-Blowing Substances That Laugh in the Face of Physics

These materials are often hard to get and/or incredibly dangerous, but they're worth it for the cool factor alone.


5 Unrealistic Movie Cliches That Are Scientifically Accurate

Often absurd or simplistic tools that filmmakers use to get their points across are more based in reality than you might think.


5 Life Lessons from a Former Mean Girl

Unless I use my shameful past for good, the guilt of being a bully will haunt me forever. So I'm turning my shame into wisdom for all of you.


6 Famous Geniuses You Won't Believe Were Perverts

None of what you're about to read necessarily detracts from any of the great things they accomplished -- we're not saying that. We're just saying that behind closed doors, they liked to get freaky.


The 5 Most Misguided April Fools' Pranks of All Time

April Fools' Day is great in concept. The problem is that a very large portion of the population has no idea what a prank actually is, or how they work.


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