Cracked Archive - Weird World

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.


5 Creepy Abandoned Rooms Found Hiding in Plain Sight

It's amazing how periods of history can stay preserved in a room when nobody can break in and destroy it.


The 5 Worst Legal Defenses Actually Attempted in Court

Verily, thou canst only read this list of shitteth defenses used in real lawsuits and mayhaps belch forth a guffaw or two.


5 Real-Life Stories of Twins Creepier Than Any Horror Movie

If you feel bad for being so creeped out by twins, let us share with you some true stories that range from merely weird to downright bone-chilling.


23 Terrifying (But True) Facts About Big Corporations

Even if you've got a healthy suspicion of corporations, you're going to have a hard time believing this.


4 'Superpowers' Everyone Thinks They Secretly Have

These mediocre powers may not be suitable for a superhero, but they're perfect for helping us achieve tiny selfish gains every single day, and ultimately, isn't that all we really want from a superpower anyway?


5 Cities That Will Be Wiped Off the Map by Natural Disasters

No matter how technologically advanced humans become, we'll always spend a good portion of our time pathetically flailing at nature and the various disasters it attempts to grind us down with.