Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Ways to Know Someone Isn't Actually a Badass

Toughness as a virtue died off somewhere in the 1950s, but most men still like to be thought of as badasses. Luckily, I've identified five ways to spot someone who is only pretending to be a badass.


5 Classic Superman Comics That Prove He Used to Be a Dick

Turns out that back in the day, the Man of Steel was less of a big blue Boy Scout and more of a raging anti-establishment maniac in red underpants who spent more time destroying property than catching criminals.


24 Mundane Photos Hiding Creepy Easter Eggs

How closely do you look at the photos your friends upload to Facebook?


The 6 Most Hilariously Creative Acts of Revenge

We do not endorse any of the following actions. (No matter how friggin' awesome they are.)


5 Big News Stories That Left Out the Most Important Part

The news media is in and out quicker than a high school kid on prom night, hyping up the most outlandish elements of a story and then dropping it like it's an infant.


5 Terrifying Things Found in the Last Place You'd Expect

If life were perfect, the terrifying things of the world would live in their own remote part of the planet so the rest of us could avoid them entirely. But life isn't perfect.


The 5 Weirdest Patron Saints of the Internet

When you are online all the time you'll run into certain people and things that seem to be beloved by all and you may not understand why, but they'll have just short of no real world influence at all offline.


The 5 Most Surreal Financial Apocalypses From History

Money is a fragile thing, vulnerable to a whole lot of societal factors that you have no control over whatsoever. Which is why sometimes things just go completely insane.


4 Ways High School Makes You Hate Reading

Let me be clear, I still love reading good books. But thanks to school, everything else is a pain.


The 6 Most Insanely Reckless Smuggling Tactics

Smuggling requires planning, creativity and guile. Or at least a smuggler who really, really doesn't give a shit.


The 5 Stupidest Ways People Try to Avoid Embarrassment

There are certain scenarios that are so uncomfortably awkward that I go to bizarre lengths just to avoid them. Maybe you do, too.


The 15 Most Inadequate Silver Linings Ever

If a donut truck crushes your house, the dozens of boxes of free donuts probably won't make you feel that much better. We asked you to show us other grossly inadequate silver linings of bad situations.