Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Horrific Things Discovered in the Last Place You'd Expect
6 Horrific Things Discovered in the Last Place You'd Expect

Sometimes you hear about people finding valuable paintings hidden inside old frames at a garage sale or pirate gold beneath a dusty old restaurant on the northern California coast. Other times you click on the news and see people who find human skeletons under their hotel mattresses and taxidermy cat heads in their Happy Meals.

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The 5 Creepiest Ways Major Companies Are Watching You
The 5 Creepiest Ways Major Companies Are Watching You

The information age has been steadily providing technology that is allowing corporations to get to know their customers better than their own families.

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5 Tips for Punching Writer's Block in the Face
5 Tips for Punching Writer's Block in the Face

If your muse is currently giving you the Kato Kaelin treatment, maybe try some of these handy tips and get that lazy wad off the couch and working again.

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5 Amazing Stories of One Complaint Ruining It for Everyone
5 Amazing Stories of One Complaint Ruining It for Everyone

It turns out that sometimes a vocal minority can make a world of difference, even if that minority is exactly one person and his or her complaint is completely stupid.

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The Thought Process of Every Bad Wedding Dancer
The Thought Process of Every Bad Wedding Dancer

The bride, radiant. The cake, delicious. The bar, open. And you...you have been very patient. But now it's time to light this mother funking Marriott conference hall on fire.

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8 Filthy Foreign Phrases the English Language Needs
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.

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

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6 Ways to Not Suck at Stand-Up Comedy
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:

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

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10 Baffling Safety Products Clearly Aimed at Paranoid People
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.

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7 Modern Ghost Towns That Look Like Sci-Fi Movies
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?

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

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5 Unrealistic Movie Cliches That Are Scientifically Accurate
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.

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