Cracked Archive - Weird World

4 Tips for Fixing Up Your New Home (That's Clearly Haunted)

First off, congratulations on becoming a homeowner! Deciding to buy a house is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and it should feel good knowing that those four walls belong to you now, regardless of what shape they're in and on which Indian burial ground they might be standing.


7 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to be True (Part 5!)

Halloween's nearly here, and that means Cracked is once again out to prove that the tales that scared you shitless as a kid could actually kill you as an adult.


4 Unintentionally Hilarious '90s Instructional Videos

If you were lucid in the late 80s and early 90s, you know that most of our information was given to us by way of rap. It's how we learned everything from bike safety to the proper way of making love to police officers. However, there were many other teaching methods that were just as deranged.


7 Obnoxious Behaviors That Should Be Punishable By Death

Like all well-adjusted individuals, I find myself wishing death upon people nearly constantly. And not people who deserve it like Genghis Khan or Jeffrey Dahmer (mostly because they're already dead) but people who just get under my skin. This raises several questions: Is wishing death justified? Is it productive? And what the hell is wrong with me


The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys

Molten glass, molten metal, hazardous chemicals -- all were included in toys back then ... on purpose.


6 Misleading Assumptions You Make About Quiet People

Quiet people face stereotypes too, they just don't have a spokesperson demanding you stop discriminating against them.


8 Hilariously Insane Examples of Vladimir Putin Propaganda

When America wanted an action hero as President, they filmed Air Force One. According to the photographs coming out of Russia, the media there just had to follow around the real thing.


The 5 Craziest Soldiers of Fortune To Ever Cash a Paycheck

It takes a certain breed of person to be a mercenary. And that breed is batshit insane.


6 Things They Say Hurt Careers (That Statistics Say Help)

It turns out that many of the ways we intuitively believe we're improving our success in the workforce are totally wrong. If you want to get ahead, you'd be better advised to just let yourself go.


6 Reasons We're In Another 'Book-Burning' Period in History

What's contained in this article is going to make 80 percent of you want to punch me in the face.


7 Reasonable Explanations For Looking Like a Hipster

There's a lot of innocent people that can get caught in the searchlights during a hipster hunt, who have perfectly reasonable explanations for why they exhibit some of the classic hipster signs. Like...


25 Honest Lunchbox Letters From Parents to Children

Some parents have been putting notes in kids' lunchboxes for decades, presumably to remind the other children in the cafeteria what real love looks like, or to teach their own child the fundamentals of taking a punch. And now Pottery Barn and others are cashing in, manufacturing pre-written letters for parents on the go. Here are some suggestions .


6 B.S. Myths You Probably Believe About America's 'Enemies'

Spend five minutes listening to politicians and pundits talk about countries like Iran and North Korea, and you walk away thinking the world is a scary place. But politicians have agendas, and pundits want viewers. They aren't always the most reliable sources, but they're usually the loudest.