Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Famous People Whose Identities We Still Don't Know
6 Famous People Whose Identities We Still Don't Know

We live in a culture that doesn't exactly value anonymity. It's difficult to grab lunch at a drive-through without having to check in on at least three social media sites, for example. To get an idea of how much things have changed, there are some people who have become world-famous icons, but whose names no one knows.

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The 16 Most Hilariously Dishonest Old School Advertisements
The 16 Most Hilariously Dishonest Old School Advertisements

Modern advertising constantly straddles the line between creative marketing and straight-up bullshit. But back in the old days, advertising companies got away with winning their bread and butter through straight poker-faced lies.

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The 6 Most Terrifying Theme Park Rides Ever Built
The 6 Most Terrifying Theme Park Rides Ever Built

One of the most annoying things about going to an amusement park is all the stupid precautions. Amusement park owners weren't always so cautious, though, and even these days, there are still some reminders of why all that crap is necessary.

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The 6 Most American Things That Aren't Made in America
The 6 Most American Things That Aren't Made in America

Many of the great symbols of Liberty we Americans cherish are actually not American at all.

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8 Words You're Confusing With Other Words
8 Words You're Confusing With Other Words

And you know what, if people are going to spell 'receive' wrong or complain about

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9 Houses You Won't Believe People Actually Live In
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

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5 Famous Ad Campaigns That Actually Hurt Sales
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

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5 Silly Childhood Rituals (That Explain Adult Behaviors)
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.'

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The 5 Most Horrifying Things Corporations Are Taking Over
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.

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The 6 Weirdest Free Speech Issues Around The World
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:

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7 Pieces of Good News Nobody Is Reporting
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.

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