Cracked Archive - Weird World

9 Houses You Won't Believe People Actually Live In

Part of the appeal of being a homeowner is the ability to customize your house the way you like it. For some, that means adding a deck, repainting or expanding the bathroom. For others, it means entering the realm of madness and becoming its eternal ruler. We know all of these houses make you want to scream, 'Fake!' but we promise: They're all asto


5 Famous Ad Campaigns That Actually Hurt Sales

Jared has sold a shitload of Subway sandwiches. Ronald McDonald has become one of the most recognizable characters in the history of human civilization. They are what ad executives dream about: campaigns that become media sensations and make the company billions. But then there are the ad campaigns that only do the first part; everybody can quote t


5 Silly Childhood Rituals (That Explain Adult Behaviors)

Memes are just the grown up world's version of 'down-down-baby, down-by-the-rollercoaster.'


The 5 Most Horrifying Things Corporations Are Taking Over

But sometimes corporate sellouts involve more than cringe-worthy ads and intrusive product placement. This is when selling out starts to get just a bit horrifying.


The 6 Weirdest Free Speech Issues Around The World

Can't we have legal controversies over sillier and more anticlimactic speech issues? Well, it turns out we can. If we Americans can stop being so self-centered for a moment and look around abroad, we can find a wealth of weird old free speech issues, like:


7 Pieces of Good News Nobody Is Reporting

the news media has a filtering process that only lets the bad stuff through. When they do break up the monotony with something lighthearted, it's always something pointless and inconsequential, like that thing last week with the monkey that learned to fly a helicopter.


The 4 Most Homophobic Comics Ever Created

To conservatives, the homosexual community is a dark and terrifying place. Yes, I agree it's strange that a cat comes back to life if a married couple walks over its grave, but aside from that, they're regular people, right? These four comics say no.


Charting Patriotism By the Stupidity of Your Fireworks

You've got to lose a few fingers to earn this country.


6 Beloved 80s Toys With Bizarrely Horrifying Origin Stories

When faced with new rules for advertising their products, toy makers opted to take their characters to strange and dark places.