Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Ridiculous Lies That Fooled The Whole World

P.T. Barnum would be proud.


9 Sound-Alike Words You Didn't Know You Were Screwing Up

Rotting deep in the back of the refrigerator of common word usage are even more suspicious-looking Tupperwares full of mixed-up words. Here's a few choice delicacies.


5 Ways the Modern World Is Killing Nostalgia

Remember when you were a kid and you did, you know, stuff? Hold on to that. Hold on to the act of remembering, because we're killing it.


5 Fan Fiction Sex Scenes You Won't Believe Exist

Let us take a look at some of the most mind-boggling and disturbing pairings the minds of fan fiction writers have come up with


4 Words That Someone Should Have Invented by Now

Every once in a while, I have to explain a situation in a full sentence, because one word to represent that situation doesn't exist. And I hate doing that, because I am a whirling, spinning, terrifying, motherfucking HURRICANE of efficiency.


5 Insane Falls You Won't Believe People Survived

The laws of physics are weird. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it -- especially considering that these miraculous, one-in-a-million survival stories happen surprisingly often.


The 5 Strangest Felonies Ever Committed by Animals

The best thing about being a wild animal, aside from being able to shit wherever you want, is that crimes that would get a human put away for decades are written off with a comical headline.


5 Signs the Townspeople Are About to Turn on You

Experienced travelers all agree that one of the hardest and least rewarding of these cultural obstacles is the experience of arriving in a new town and discovering that everyone there is going to try and murder you.


15 Old Photographs That Prove the World Used to Be Insane

From those bullshit seatbelt laws to Big Kindergarten trying to tell you which preschools you can and can't take your gun into, it seems like today's nanny nation is intent on making our lives as safe as possible at the expense of any and all excitement. That's not how it used to be, though.


The 5 Most Ridiculous Drinking Myths You Probably Believe

Considering that booze is one of the pillars of human civilization, it's kind of shocking how little we know about it.


6 Things People Get Way Too Worked Up About

Everybody enjoys the guilty pleasure of going on a self-righteous rant every once in a while like an Aaron Sorkin character or something, whether it's about the way politics and the media are these days, or more everyday things like people with more than 15 items in the express lane.


The 7 Sneakiest Ways Corporations Manipulated Human Behavior

Al ot of times the only thing between mediocrity and market dominance is the kind of devious plan that would make a supervillain proud.