Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Post-Apocalyptic Wastelands Hiding in Busy Cities

You don't necessarily have to earn a fancy degree and apply for expedition funding in order to get your apocalyptic-bone on.


5 Myths About Prostitutes I Believed (Until I Was One)

I'm Ms. White, and I'll tell you everything you need to know about legal whoredom.


5 Ways Having a Baby Messes With Your Brain

I shouldn't be writing this.


5 Terrifying Festivals You Won't Believe Are Legal

If you want a real party, a party so awesome, it stops being awesome and starts being more like a violent, bloody war on the concept of fun, well, friend, look no further.


The 5 Most Hilariously Insane Secret Plots from History

You've heard the phrase 'desperate times call for desperate measures.' These measures must've been drug-induced.


5 Badass Con Men Who Fooled the Experts There to Catch Them

Suddenly we wonder if we're all just waiting to be suckers.


The 3 Types of Regret That Can Destroy You

I thought maybe it would be a fun thing to pick apart the regrets that mold us into who we are and that can, if we let them, tear us apart.


8 Hilariously Misleading Covers Slapped on Classic Books

When classic books fall into the hands of the rare cover artist who somehow has no idea what's going on, that's when hilarity ensues.


The 5 Best Places to Make (Creepy) Friends

If you want to make new friends but are worried you'll creep them out, you're in luck! At the following gatherings, nobody could possibly be any stranger than the concepts themselves.


5 Ways Modern Espionage Has Left James Bond Behind

Real spycraft has changed massively since the Cold War. To find out just how much, Cracked got in touch with a civilian spy who worked with the Defense Department in Afghanistan.


5 Ways to Make a Gang of Children Lift a Car Off the Ground

I'm not going to ask why you need to lift a car with only child power, I'm just going to tell you how.


7 Mind-Blowing Chemical Reactions You Won't Believe Are Real

Chemistry is mind-numbingly boring to most of us. We're about to change some minds on the subject though.


6 Abandoned Sites That Would Make Great Supervillain Lairs

Let your minions rejoice as you reveal to them your new base of operations, completely empty and ready for mayhem.


6 Holiday Traditions We Should Stop Pretending to Enjoy

There's at least one person in every Secret Santa program who clearly just gives out random crap they have laying around the house.