Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Living in Japan

Japan is constantly depicted in movies and TV shows as a technological wonderland of science and innovation. So why don't the houses have heat?


The 6 Luckiest Near-Death Experiences Ever Caught on Camera

To those of you who did absolutely nothing to save yourselves, but are simply too smiled upon by the universe to be pulped by a garbage truck, we salute you.


5 Awesome Vigilantes Who Solved Crimes Better Than the Cops

Look, we're not saying that you should spend your spare time confronting violent criminals -- it ends badly more often than not. We're just saying that it's awesome when it works.


The 5 Most Impressive Things Built by One Obsessive Person

Is any of the stuff on this list particularly useful? Nope. Is it all impressive? Absolutely.


The 6 Manliest Ways People Still Hunt for Food

In a world where you can have hot food delivered to you within minutes even if you're in the middle of the wilderness, many of you probably believe that there are no more hunter-gatherers left. You would be wrong.


Write for Cracked and Get Paid (in Money)

If you want to get paid to write for Cracked, you can. Right now. No experience necessary.


8 Cheap Ways to Fake Being a Pro Chef

Even if you're starting from zero (perhaps especially so), here is the ultimate list of insider tools that'll make you better than Chef Boyardee.


5 Things We Need to Stop Feeling Nostalgic For

People love to mourn the passing of trivial things that, deep down, everyone knows nobody really cares about.


6 Little-Known Driving Tips That Could Save Your Life

If you're reading this, hopefully it means that you are intent on doing what it takes to survive in a world full of bad drivers by being just a little more careful.


5 Inspiring True Stories For Anyone Feeling Cynical Today

Spending too much time on the Internet is a surefire way to become hopelessly cynical, but we know there's a tiny glimmer of idealism burning away inside you. It's worth it to take some time every now and again to remind yourself that it's there.


6 Baffling Modern-Day Disasters of Biblical Proportions

The disasters that happened in the Bible tended to be weird and they just don't happen any more. (Well ... almost.)


6 Fun Things About Fall (That Actually Symbolize Death)

For all of you who live in places without seasons, here's why the fall is so great: dark days, strange skies and the smoky scent of mortality mixed with fear.


The 5 Ballsiest Double-Crosses Ever Pulled Off

Some people turn betrayal into an art form, screwing over those who trusted them in ways so unbelievably insane that we can't help feeling a little bit of admiration for these guys ...