Cracked Archive - Weird World

7 True Stories of Animals Rescuing People from Certain Death

Apparently, lions, gorillas and even whales throwing themselves in harm's way to save some helpless human.


The 5 Most Obnoxious Ways People Screw Up Apologies

Apologizing is admitting that you made a mistake and implies that you won't do it again. But some people can't even get through the 'sorry' before screwing up again, creating a perpetual loop powered by failure.


Why 'Gangnam Style' Is Actually a Study in Mind Control

The future is going to look an awful lot like 'Thriller.'


The 5 Most Terrifying Rites of Passage from Around the World

There are some cultures out there that don't consider puberty a real rite of passage unless it involves something so gruesome that most of us wouldn't do it as adults.


If Everything Lived Up to the Hype

Everything from movies to gadgets to politicians promise awesomeness they can't hope to fulfill. We asked you to show us what the world would have looked like if even the biggest flops had actually lived up to their hype instead.


6 Bizarre Factors That Predict Every Presidential Election

Wouldn't it be great if you could shut out that political noise and predict the outcome of every presidential election based on completely ridiculous and arbitrary factors? Guess what? You totally can.


The 7 Types of Halloween Costume and What They Say About You

Before you go hit on that Sexy Naruto or whatever, maybe consult this handy list first and see if it's worth the trouble.


The 8 Creepiest Places on Earth (Part 4)

There are some places you can take one look at and be certain -- just from a process of pure and logical deduction -- that they're home to terrible monsters.


27 Halloween Decorations Based on Realistic Fears

Most Halloween decorations look like rejected props from the least realistic horror movie ever filmed. We asked you to use things that are actually scary in real life to make our yards scary again.


Ghost Hunting in The World's Creepiest Haunted House

I found a class on house healing via a flier off a car windshield. Now it's time to put my hard work to good use.


13 Old-Timey Photos That Prove History Was Haunted

Old-timey people were insane. Like Lovecraftian-world-of-horrors insane.


7 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to Be True (Part 6)

Well, it's that time of year again. Specifically, the time of year when we make you shit your pants with stories that sound like they must have been made up, but are actually terrifyingly true.


7 Insane Moments in the World's Most Hardcore Haunted House

Here are seven insane things I saw at the Blackout Haunted House in Los Angeles that made me buy new pairs of pants.


The 6 Most Spectacular Low Points of Modern Pop Culture

Our grand kids will never understand these miscarriagues of creativity, nor will they forgive them.


5 Reasons the Scariest Thing Ever Written Is a Kids' Book

Perfect for campfires and emotionally scarring your children.