Cracked Archive - Weird World

7 Bizarre Trends That Predict an Economic Collapse

At any point during an economic downturn, there are always obvious signs of the recession. But during these times, there are less-noticed but totally bizarre indicators that things are bad.


31 Inspirational Tumblr Photos, Adjusted for Honesty

Herein you will discover the most inspirational and completely non-pretentious photos that Tumblr has to offer.


The 5 Most Baffling Attempts to Smuggle Live Animals

More often than not, it seems smugglers just say 'Screw it,' stuff a hippo under their shirt so that it's kinda out of sight and enter the airport security line whistling. Because what could go wrong?


4 Signs of Adulthood for Reluctant Grown Ups

At some point, I fell ass-backwards into something resembling adulthood, and I have no idea how or when it happened.


6 Insane Early Drafts of Iconic Buildings

Everything mankind has ever built started out as a rough draft at one point, but you always assume that the general idea was there. And you'd be totally wrong.


5 Insane Doctors From History Who Put House to Shame

Throughout history, there have been risk-taking, don't-give-a-sh*t doctors who were part Rambo, part MacGyver and part House (specifically, the crazy part of House).


5 Things That Are Much Sadder Than They Ought To Be

There are all sorts of tiny, less obvious things that -- for no good reason -- can fill us with a sadness so pervasive we're forced to look away. Or at least there are for me. Here are six of my big triggers to melancholy.


The 5 Most Mind-Blowing Things That Can Be Found Underwater

Underwater seems like the one place on earth you'd actually be safe from spiders. But you couldn't be more wrong.


9 Tips for Being a Douchebag at the Grocery Store

Apparently it's possible to suck at grocery shopping.


5 Jobs Everyone in the World Should Have at Some Point

I think that I know exactly what to do to make the world noticeably better, in the span of a year or two. That's all. I'm proposing that every person on the planet spends one or two years doing all five jobs on this list.


5 New Products Aimed Directly at The Worst People You Know

When they say you can get anything on the Internet, they do mean anything. Including services seemingly aimed exclusively toward people with crippling personality disorders.


10 Common Words You Had No Idea Were Onomatopoeias

There are 10 more words you use every day that you had no idea were onomatopoeias, because, well, they're kind of dumb.


The 7 Hardest People to Shop For: A Holiday Gift Guide

With the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, we enter that long, grim death march known as the holiday season. We here at Cracked want to help, or more accurately, to pretend to help while we make cheap jokes at your expense.