Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Bizarre Origins of Famous Companies

It's a good thing for companies that we all have the memories of peanuts, because almost all of them have completely reinvented themselves at some point.


5 Ridiculous Assassination Plots That Actually Worked

Before the Internet came along, one of humanity's favorite methods of letting others know we disapproved of them was by assassinating their asses. And like the Internet, sometimes the stupidest stuff is what usually worked.


5 Iconic Characters You Didn't Know Were Ripoffs

It turns out comic creators straight-up jacked many of the heroes you know and love from earlier works. And no, we're not about to list the knockoff brainchildren of Rob Liefeld.


18 Famous Works of Art Redone in the Worst Medium Possible

These days, famous works of art get printed on mouse pads, motivational posters and various other places that would make their artists kill themselves all over again. We asked you to show us the worst possible formats for some of the greatest pieces of art ever.


5 Tips for Fixing America's Schools (From a Former Teacher)

The only person more qualified to talk about the state of American education is ol' John Dewey himself. Ha ha, that's an educator joke. Here are five super legit ways to fix America's schools.


The 5 Most Ridiculously Unnecessary Modern Inventions

People invent awful stuff all the time, and while there were a lot of really kitschy patents around the turn of the last century, you'd think that the dumb idea bank would be getting full up in modern times.


4 Disturbing Sleep Conditions No One Talks About

Regardless of social class, everyone wakes up like a curbside hobo.


The 4 Stupidest Ways Credit Cards 'Reward' You for Spending

At some point banks figured out that as much as people like low interest rates, no annual fees and an online payment system, what we really go berserk for are prizes.


4 Things People Mistakenly Think Are Automatically Hilarious

I am not saying these things are never funny. I am saying these are things that some people think are an 'easy' button they can push to automatically be funny. It is like trying to bake chocolate chip cookies with only the chocolate chips.


The 5 Most Ridiculous Attempts to Be a Vampire in Real Life

Vampires are so appealing that some very special few people among us, out in the world right now, think they are actually vampires. So here's why that's lame.


5 Stupid Bets That Changed the World

You'll never believe some of the amazing feats that were accomplished simply because someone looked someone else in the eye and said, 'Betcha can't ...'


14 Bizarre Scenarios That Are Way Too Common in Stock Photos

As a stock photo myself, I am taking it upon myself to explain my fellow stock photos to you.


6 Great Phrases for Making You Feel Old as Hell

I don't mean cliches like 'It's raining cats and dogs.' I'm talking about simple every day phrases the world seems to agree are just the magic words for specific situations