Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Places That Are Shockingly Easy to Break Into

It turns out that the only thing keeping most of these places safe is that not a lot of people actually try to get in.


5 People Who Screwed Things Up for Everybody

Things didn't have to be as messed up as they are now, and it only takes a few assholes to ruin life for the rest of us.


The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Caught by Fishermen

If you're fishing in the right place, the other end of your line might as well be in deep space for all we know about the bottom of the ocean. Of course, what you drag up is usually in the realm of what you were expecting. Other times, it seems like it's straight out of Hollywood.


The 6 Most WTF Special Edition Comics Ever Released

It doesn't matter that this stuff is missing insignificant things like a plot, logic or even entertainment value, someone's buying these things, because the comic book industry just keeps on making them.


6 Habits of Highly Annoying Public Speakers

Watching public speaking - at a corporate seminar, a presentation, a high school assembly - is more often than not a miserable experience thanks to speakers who will dress up a 5 minute talk on the most obvious and meaningless statements about sexual harrassment with so many annoying gimmicks that everyone leaves the seminar determined to sexually


5 Common Crime Fighting Tactics (Statistics Say Don't Work)

Sure, we've come a long way since the days of hanging warty women for consorting with the devil, but that doesn't mean our justice system has made it all the way out of the dark ages.


6 Parodies That Succeeded Because Nobody Got the Joke

Parody and real life have essentially blended together and this is the result.


The 6 Most Insane True Tales of Survival

Every day there are untold stories of people surviving via luck, training or just the power of will. Even when it seems utterly impossible.


An Apology to Customers of My Hot Dog Stand

I am apologizing on behalf of the officers, shareholders and employees of Cylinder Meats LLC, of which I am the only one.


The Summer I Wore a Dress: An Interview with My Parents

In an effort to understand how parents find the right balance between helping and staying hands-off, I recently spoke with my mom and dad about the month period in my childhood when I thought I might like wearing a dress.


5 Things Our Kids Won't Have In School

Thee basics haven't changed in generations, but some of the most iconic staples of school life are about to disappear forever.