Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Insane Scams That Should Have Failed (But Didn't)

The root word of "confidence" is "con."


9 Failed Attempts to Interview a Viral Video Villain

The chance to interact with a walking comedy skit like this woman was too great to resist.


5 Steps to Get From Freelance Writer to Published Author

The Internet truly is a great place to get started, because it's all right there for your discovery.


5 Real People Whose Lives Were Ruined by Winning the Lottery

Sometimes all it takes is a dollar and a dream to fall headfirst into a living nightmare.


The 7 Most Profoundly Depressing Celebrity Cruises

Want to be surrounded by water in the company of R. Kelly? You probably don't need a cruise, but one exists just in case.


The 5 Most Spectacularly Failed Attempts at Heroism

Some people want to be heroes a little too much.


The 6 Most Intimidating Statues from Around the World

Not a single one of our national monuments has laser beams for eyes. Let's fix that.


5 Apologies to the Cops Who Beat Me Up for No Reason

Why let a brush with police brutality turn you bitter?


5 Simple Steps to Not Being a Total Asshole

If you are an asshole, suspect you might be an asshole, or just know an asshole who could use some help, read on to learn how to take the first little steps toward a normal life.


The 5 Most Insanely Misunderstood Morals of Famous Stories

Fans can misinterpret movies or books so badly that they end up becoming the exact same things the authors were warning them about.


So You've Killed the Last Member of an Endangered Species

On the bright side, it was probably really lonely being the last one and all.


The 6 Most Ridiculous Things People Claimed to Legally Own

Do people get that just pointing at something is not a binding claim on property?