Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Horrifying Details Hidden in Classic Children's Cartoons

Children's franchises like to put up a front that's all lollipops and rainbows, but scratch the surface and you find that those lollipops are produced by child slave labor, while all those rainbows are the offal resulting from a mass unicorn slaughter.


The 5 Creepiest Smear Campaigns Launched by Powerful Groups

There are many ways to deal with criticism: You can address it with counterarguments, you can use it to improve yourself, you can ignore it ... or you can spend inordinate amounts of money trying to nuke the reputation of your critics in the hopes that it will make people stop listening to them.


The 7 Most WTF Houses People Actually Live In

Sure, they're rare, and you might not want to actually live in them, but it's at least possible that one day you could set up shop in one of these.


9 Insane Cities You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

Humans are infinitely creative and resilient, and that they will live in exotic locales that challenge the limits of logic and/or sanity.


4 Good Manners It's Time to Stop Pretending We Care About

There are some social faux pas that, for better or worse, we just need to let go.


6 Ways Convenience Stores Have Changed the World

If you've ever wondered how convenience stores always seem to have at least one kind of cheese-powder-covered snack you're craving, it's because they've put about a thousand times more thought into it than you have.


5 Important Things You Won't Believe Comic Books Invented

There are times in history when comic book pages splashed to life and changed the world in amazing ways or predicted the hell out of some pretty major stuff.


4 Situations Where We've All Agreed to Act Like Dicks

There are some places in the world, some specific times and events, where goodness is checked at the door and humanity itself decays into an awkward, terrible beast.


The 6 Creepiest Things Kids Have Ever Been Asked to Color

Just because you can create a simplified version of real-life events in an easy-to-color format doesn't mean you should.


6 New Kinds of Anxiety the Internet Gave Us

We're about 20 years into widespread Internet use now, and it's easy to forget how many of the day-to-day anxieties we deal with are brand new to the species.


5 Craziest Ways Men Have Censored Female Sexuality

Some governments seem to go out of their way to come up with the most ridiculous measures to preserve the modesty of their citizens.


6 Mysterious People at the Heart of Unsolvable Mysteries

Occasionally, people will go down in history for some great deed or misdeed without anyone ever knowing who the hell they were.