Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Lessons You Learn Growing Up Rich
5 Lessons You Learn Growing Up Rich

I kept my eyes open through childhood and learned some valuable lessons that I want to pass on. These are the five most important things I gleaned growing up rich.

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The 5 Most Insane Examples of Chinese Counterfeiting
The 5 Most Insane Examples of Chinese Counterfeiting

The amount of work and creativity the Chinese underworld puts into their fakes is so damn impressive that you have to wonder why they'd ever need to steal other people's ideas.

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6 Iconic Things You Won't Believe Began as Publicity Stunts
6 Iconic Things You Won't Believe Began as Publicity Stunts

Apparently, some of the most iconic places and rituals in the world were started purely to create 'buzz.'

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Choose Your Drug-Fueled Misadventure: The Spy Who Huffed Me
Choose Your Drug-Fueled Misadventure: The Spy Who Huffed Me

Choose wisely. (Not like it matters.)

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6 Tiny Mistakes That Caused Apocalyptic Explosions
6 Tiny Mistakes That Caused Apocalyptic Explosions

Settle in and celebrate the fact that no matter how badly you've screwed up at work, you've probably never caused an explosion that destroyed half of a city.

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5 Insane Cases of Imposters Passing for World Leaders
5 Insane Cases of Imposters Passing for World Leaders

Looking like someone famous can lead to a lot of good things ... and lots of ridiculous, ridiculous things (including porn).

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6 Stupid Things Pet Owners Need to Stop Doing Now
6 Stupid Things Pet Owners Need to Stop Doing Now

No matter how sad or depressing your life may be, it's always just a little bit better knowing you have a loyal pet by your side. But having that companion doesn't give you license to be an ass.

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8 Insulting Ways People Act 'Irish' on St. Patrick's Day
8 Insulting Ways People Act 'Irish' on St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, millions of people take the piss out of Ireland by taking the piss and every other bodily fluid out of themselves, as publicly as possible.

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4 Bootleg Items Purchased on the Streets of NYC: A Review
4 Bootleg Items Purchased on the Streets of NYC: A Review

I figured I'd explore some of the famously bootlegged items that the streets of NYC have to offer. I don't recommend this to anyone.

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The 6 Worst Hiding Places in the History of Crime
The 6 Worst Hiding Places in the History of Crime

We have to admit: We love us a good 'dumb criminal' story -- which is we're going to take a moment to celebrate these idiots.

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5 People From History Who Were Absurdly Hard to Kill
5 People From History Who Were Absurdly Hard to Kill

As talents go, being hard to kill is not a bad one to have.

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The 7 Most Obnoxious Fake Personalities on the Internet
The 7 Most Obnoxious Fake Personalities on the Internet

When the only thing people can see is typing, you can get away with some outrageously fake characters, which might fool people. For a couple of paragraphs.

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