Cracked Archive - Weird World

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.


4 Insane Solutions to America's Biggest Problems

Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished readers, spambots, trolls, and easily offended moms here by accident from Facebook -- Thank you for joining me in The State of the Union.


4 Seemingly Innocent Things You Should Hide from Everyone

You disgust in more ways than you ever thought possible.


6 Terrifying Mutations With Awesome Historical Explanations

Atavism: the means by which suddenly any creature -- humans included -- can sprout physical traits that they thought they had abandoned millennia ago.


Once You've Seen It, You Can't Unsee It

We asked our readers to show us the hidden images and symbols we never noticed before in otherwise mundane things we've looked at hundreds of times. These pictures aren't altered in any way. But your mind will be.


6 People Who Took Overprotective Parenting Way Too Far

Really, is it so wrong to love your child so much? Is there really such a thing as taking parenting too far? (It is!)


5 True Stories Behind the Most Badass Photographs Ever Taken

Occasionally, photography is used to capture the exact second that mankind reached into its giant bag of fucks to give and found it completely empty.


18 Things You Never Noticed in Famous Pictures (Part 2)

Just as a monotonous drive can cause highway blindness, after you've looked at an image hundreds of times, it's pretty easy to miss the tiny details. We asked you to show us how much crazy we could miss in images we've looked at hundreds of times.


How Etsy Helped Me Find My Inner Creepy Self

Once more, Soren dives into the disturbing world of Etsy.