Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Insane Early Drafts of Iconic Buildings
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.

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5 Insane Doctors From History Who Put House to Shame
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).

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5 Things That Are Much Sadder Than They Ought To Be
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.

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

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9 Tips for Being a Douchebag at the Grocery Store
9 Tips for Being a Douchebag at the Grocery Store

Apparently it's possible to suck at grocery shopping.

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5 Jobs Everyone in the World Should Have at Some Point
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.

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5 New Products Aimed Directly at The Worst People You Know
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.

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10 Common Words You Had No Idea Were Onomatopoeias
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.

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

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8 Incredible Discoveries People Just Sort of Stumbled Into
8 Incredible Discoveries People Just Sort of Stumbled Into

Some important discoveries are made by folks of singular mind and purpose. Others are made by people stumbling over them like a fat kid at a roller rink.

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Scariest Google Earth Image Ever: A Chinese Investigation
Scariest Google Earth Image Ever: A Chinese Investigation

Last week someone trying to avoid doing real work by noodling around Google Maps all afternoon stumbled upon what appear to be enormous structures built in the deserts of Western China. This has sparked all sorts of speculation from me and other sweatpants clad journalists on what China might be up to.

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5 Black Friday Myths the Media Wants You to Believe
5 Black Friday Myths the Media Wants You to Believe

Most of what you believe about Black Friday is a myth, right down to the day it falls on.

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Helicopter Hunting: The Best Thing a Conservationist Can Do
Helicopter Hunting: The Best Thing a Conservationist Can Do

If it wasn't for humanity keeping Mother Nature's unbridled fertility in check, who knows how many forests we would lose to the insatiable white-tailed deer, how many streams to the thirsty bear, or golf courses to the reckless goose.

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