Cracked Archive - Weird World

The 5 Most Terrifying Rites of Passage from Around the World
The 5 Most Terrifying Rites of Passage from Around the World

There are some cultures out there that don't consider puberty a real rite of passage unless it involves something so gruesome that most of us wouldn't do it as adults.

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6 Bizarre Factors That Predict Every Presidential Election
6 Bizarre Factors That Predict Every Presidential Election

Wouldn't it be great if you could shut out that political noise and predict the outcome of every presidential election based on completely ridiculous and arbitrary factors? Guess what? You totally can.

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The 7 Types of Halloween Costume and What They Say About You
The 7 Types of Halloween Costume and What They Say About You

Before you go hit on that Sexy Naruto or whatever, maybe consult this handy list first and see if it's worth the trouble.

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The 8 Creepiest Places on Earth (Part 4)
The 8 Creepiest Places on Earth (Part 4)

There are some places you can take one look at and be certain -- just from a process of pure and logical deduction -- that they're home to terrible monsters.

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Ghost Hunting in The World's Creepiest Haunted House
Ghost Hunting in The World's Creepiest Haunted House

I found a class on house healing via a flier off a car windshield. Now it's time to put my hard work to good use.

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13 Old-Timey Photos That Prove History Was Haunted
13 Old-Timey Photos That Prove History Was Haunted

Old-timey people were insane. Like Lovecraftian-world-of-horrors insane.

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7 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to Be True (Part 6)
7 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to Be True (Part 6)

Well, it's that time of year again. Specifically, the time of year when we make you shit your pants with stories that sound like they must have been made up, but are actually terrifyingly true.

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7 Insane Moments in the World's Most Hardcore Haunted House
7 Insane Moments in the World's Most Hardcore Haunted House

Here are seven insane things I saw at the Blackout Haunted House in Los Angeles that made me buy new pairs of pants.

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The 6 Most Spectacular Low Points of Modern Pop Culture
The 6 Most Spectacular Low Points of Modern Pop Culture

Our grand kids will never understand these miscarriagues of creativity, nor will they forgive them.

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5 Reasons the Scariest Thing Ever Written Is a Kids' Book
5 Reasons the Scariest Thing Ever Written Is a Kids' Book

Perfect for campfires and emotionally scarring your children.

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6 Real Museums Straight Out of Your Nightmares
6 Real Museums Straight Out of Your Nightmares

In our continuing mission to ruin your life completely, here are some museums that will have you sleeping with a nightlight for the next few years.

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6 Things Every Sucker Should Know Before Buying a Used Car
6 Things Every Sucker Should Know Before Buying a Used Car

I have bought and destroyed more cars than is technically allowable by the United States Government, and am therefore legally obligated to actually try to help you in this column.

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5 Homemade Costume Ideas for Parents Who Hate Their Kids
5 Homemade Costume Ideas for Parents Who Hate Their Kids

In the next week, as you hear kids making greedy demands of their parents or whining about how many Snickers they should be allowed to have in a day, there's a good chance those awful children will end up in one of these suits of pure punishment.

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The 6 Most Eerily Convincing Ghost Videos on YouTube
The 6 Most Eerily Convincing Ghost Videos on YouTube

Science has found zero empirical evidence for the existence of ghosts, aliens, demons or any other supernatural creature and these videos will surely not fool an expert in video fakery. Unless he or she watches them alone, late at night, in the dark. Then they become very convincing.

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5 Creepy Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened
5 Creepy Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened

The rational part of our brain tells us that there is nothing weird about coincidences. We're here to tell it to shut its pie hole.

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