Cracked Archive - Weird World

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.


3 Kinds of People That Need to Go Away

A sadness comes from knowing that people like this will always exist, and even if you beat them to death whack-a-mole style with your hammer of justice, more will merely rise up to take their place.


The 6 Most Baffling PSAs Starring Famous Superheroes

In theory, superheroes should be a perfect fit for public service announcements. In practice, well, judge for yourselves.


5 Reasons San Francisco is the Worst Awesome City in America

I just left San Francisco, and I miss it, but probably not for the reasons you probably have in mind.


The 6 Most Certifiably Insane Acts of Writing

Fun fact: All writers are crazy, to some degree. Like, really crazy.


6 Isolated Groups Who Had No Idea That Civilization Existed

There are some groups out there who will always top your stubbornness to conform to societal norms -- groups that have managed to avoid civilization right up until about nowish.


4 Things I Wish I'd Known as an Awkward High Schooler

I'm a socially awkward guy, so I went through high school stressed, worried, and waiting for puberty. There are one or two things I wish I'd known back then that would have made going through high school as a socially awkward dude a lot easier.


The 5 Most Useless Motivational Tactics Every Workplace Uses

When a company gets to a certain size, its employee base becomes ungainly, so management has to think up humiliating ways to keep things in order.


The 5 Most Unsettling Disney Theme Park Easter Eggs

Disney parks aren't all rainbows and sunshine. If you look close enough, secrets are hiding all around you.


Why You Shouldn't Judge the Guy in the Porno Theater

I would like to apologize for the deeds I did in your establishment on the morning of July 16, 2012. Because I managed to escape before the authorities arrived, you can take comfort in the fact that this apology is not a part of a court-ordered sentencing.


The 13 Most Disturbing Vintage Ads for Household Products

All of these ads are real and unaltered, so don't blame us.