Cracked Archive - Weird World

The 5 Most Baffling Tactics in the War on Terror

The War on Terror has been underway for over a decade now, and we aren't likely to see the end of it anytime soon. And, man, things are getting desperate.


23 State Mottos (Revised for Statistical Accuracy)

States tend to focus on the positive and ignore the negatives when it comes to the slogans they print on their license plates and state signs. We asked you to make them more informative using the power of internet research and image manipulation.


The 6 Types of Profile Pics and What They Mean

Here are six types of profile pics and what they tell you about a person.


4 Free Games You Can Play to Make Life More Interesting

Here are some things you can do to fight boredom, as well as a brief glimpse into what it's like inside my head, all the time.


21 Social Situations Explained Via IKEA Instructions

IKEA has the market cornered when it comes to breaking down complex situations into simple diagrams, and then filling those diagrams with weird symbols and even weirder words. We asked you to use their trademark style to illustrate some of life's more deceptively complicated tasks.


5 Products That Let People Know You're Desperately Lonely

They say technology is creating an isolated, lonely society, probably. And look at the things waiting for those lonely suckers!


6 Insane True Stories More Badass Than Any Action Movie

Movies are incredibly unrealistic when it comes to portraying everyday people defending themselves against crime. After all, when you look at real-life stories of self-defense, you realize their depictions are far, far too tame.


The 5 Most Secretly Badass Countries

Thanks to Hollywood and NPR's foreign correspondents, most of us think we have a good idea of how each country's military works. But there are some countries that never turn up in war movies or video games that you still wouldn't want to mess with.


5 Things Adults Shouldn't Be Allowed to Get Mad About

We know there are plenty of times when our behavior veers away from what anyone would classify as adult-like. This is especially true if you ever find yourself getting angry about any of the things on this list.


The 5 Most Frequently Misused Proverbs

Many of these phrases don't mean what we think, and the meaning has gotten lost precisely because they're so confusingly worded.


21 Ridiculous Pharmaceutical Ads We'll See Next

Let's face it, the drug industry isn't above inventing new ailments and and trying to convince you that you're suffering from it. We asked you to show us the next borderline dishonest disease and treatment pairings they'll convince us we need to ask our doctors about.


5 Ways to Trick Your Brain into Eating Healthy

Scientists bent on never having to diet again have discovered extremely simple techniques that you can use to trick yourself into having healthier eating habits.


6 Words Made Up by Stupid People (We Should Learn to Accept)

Language is an evolving beast. What's incorrect today may very well be correct tomorrow if it falls into common usage. Unfortunately, that's leading us down a dark, dark path.


20 Valentines Too Awesome To Exist

Valentine's Day cards you buy at the store are like fast food for the soul, boiling down one of the most nourishing, life-sustaining forces on earth into dismissible bullshit that's impossible to digest without twisting your face into an awkward grimace. What if they were allowed to be creative, honest, awesome or all three at once.