Cracked Archive - Weird World

7 Old People Who Gave Retirement the Finger
7 Old People Who Gave Retirement the Finger

These old people not only have more ambition than most of us despite being well past their prime, but they're also doing jobs most of us wouldn't even begin to consider.

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The 9 Most Baffling Monuments to Great People
The 9 Most Baffling Monuments to Great People

The great monuments tend to also be simple -- Abe Lincoln's is just him sitting in a chair, Mount Rushmore is just a bunch of giant heads. But some sculptors decide to get creative, to create a memorial that will really blow people's minds. The results are often the stuff of nightmares.

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The 5 Most Insulting Ways Products Are Advertised to Men
The 5 Most Insulting Ways Products Are Advertised to Men

Just as ads in the 1950s assumed that all women were housewives desperate for new ways to starch their husbands' shirts, advertisers today demonstrate an extremely low opinion of their male customers.

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The 9 Most Insane Board Games of All Time
The 9 Most Insane Board Games of All Time

We realize that advertising should be taken with a whole shaker of salt, especially when it comes to toys, where there's a long history of making products look better than they are (as multiple generations of Sea Monkeys owners can testify). These board game boxes, though, go beyond deceptive advertising and right into the realm of 'See, this is wh

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6 Popular Children's Books That Teach Kids Horrible Lessons
6 Popular Children's Books That Teach Kids Horrible Lessons

The cutesy, cartoony little picture books you find in the beanbag section of the library aren't actively teaching kids to idolize crack dealers or mock the disabled, right? Actually, some of the biggest names in the industry are practically seeding our children's brains with impending personality disorders.

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7 Outrageous Hoaxes That Actually Worked
7 Outrageous Hoaxes That Actually Worked

Since society has had several thousand years of practice at recognizing con artists, you'd think we'd get pretty good at spotting them. But you'd be wrong. For a scam to succeed, it doesn't take any kind of special genius. Or even average genius.

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5 Awful Life Lessons Learned During a Spicy Food Challenge
5 Awful Life Lessons Learned During a Spicy Food Challenge

After so many years of eating the spiciest food I could get my taste buds on, my palate has become conditioned to handle a lot of foods that would send the average person sprinting for the nearest water fountain (provided they're at a restaurant that doesn't serve beverages of any sort).

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5 Priceless Works of Art Destroyed by Unintentional Hilarity
5 Priceless Works of Art Destroyed by Unintentional Hilarity

Like a slapstick movie where the buffoon main character encounters a priceless work of art, and then accidentally destroys it in some hilarious way, a shocking number of the world's great pieces have in fact been ruined in this fashion.

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5 Bizarre Ways You Can Brainwash a Courtroom
5 Bizarre Ways You Can Brainwash a Courtroom

Some day you might wind up in front of a judge due to a 'hilarious' misunderstanding (or because you had to murder some dudes). If so, there are several things that can tip the scales of justice in your favor that have nothing to do with the law or evidence.

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5 Real Judges Who Put the Most Evil Supervillain to Shame
5 Real Judges Who Put the Most Evil Supervillain to Shame

It's one thing for a judge to be corrupt -- we sort of expect that to happen in all public jobs, because we watch the news. It's quite another for judges to be hilarious lunatics, criminally lazy schemers or just impossibly evil.

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6 Nobodies Who Stumbled Into World Changing Discoveries
6 Nobodies Who Stumbled Into World Changing Discoveries

Some of the greatest historical finds have been stumbled across by random dudes just wandering around the neighborhood.

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6 Things That Are Far Sadder Than They Should Be
6 Things That Are Far Sadder Than They Should Be

Over the last few months, I've been living my life while keeping a list of all the little things that make me feel disproportionately sad. Now you must share my depression.

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6 Psychotic Punishments Doled Out by Famous Superheroes
6 Psychotic Punishments Doled Out by Famous Superheroes

Sometimes a hero's unwavering moral code results in the meting out of far more cruel and unusual punishments than a quick, clean death.

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If Airplane Safety Instructions Were Honest
If Airplane Safety Instructions Were Honest

Plus, loads of extra seatback reading material!

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