Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Mental Illness

Mental health is an astronomically vast and complex issue with wildly varying degrees of severity. Our current system can't even begin to tackle the library-length definitions because we're still fumbling around at the most basic levels.


The 5 Most Useless Pieces of Advice Everyone Gives

It turns out that humans are pretty bad at talking to each other.


5 Organizations That Gamed the System and Screwed the Public

Nobody likes being scammed. Nobody working for these companies gave a shit about that.


Help! We're Losing All Our Writers to Fame and Fortune

We want to give you money to write for us. Seriously.


3 Reasons You Shouldn't Shame Your Kids on the Internet

As someone who has spent a little over a decade immersed in both parenting and the Internet, I know they don't go together.


4 Exaggerated Dangers Everyone Loves to Hype

As terrifying as the daily grind can be, some of the hot-button, fashionable bogeymen are a lot less scary than you've been told.


5 Ways Your Brain Is Turning You into a Jerk

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Your brain loves to screw around with you.


Advice for a Man Trapped in the Near-Term Future

According to my advice-dealing instruments, you are communicating to me from some point in the future. Let's begin.


4 Ways We're Programmed to Think Women Aren't Funny

While women are just as funny as men, there are some scientific reasons behind why you think they aren't.


5 Ways Growing Up Inside Scientology Was a Nightmare

We were normal, working class Scientologists. And our lives were terrifying nightmares.


5 Animals That Refuse to Play by the Rules of Evolution

Some animals raise a middle finger (or claw, or tentacle) to stereotypes and flip our world upside down.