Cracked Archive - Weird World

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


The 6 Most Baffling Political Ads Ever Aired

Not every politician has celebrities and CEOs supporting them. No, some of them have to find 'creative' ways to get attention in their ads.


5 Videos of Superhuman Reflexes That Saved Lives

These people saw Death charging at them a mile away and merrily cartwheeled out of their own mortality.


5 Mind-Blowingly Valuable Things Hidden in Everyday Life

Even outside of the obvious and silly examples, there are all sorts of situations where money works in ways that we just can't wrap our minds around.


5 Things We All Want (But Don't Deserve)

Here are five things we shamelessly covet with absolutely no justifiable expectation of receiving them.


If Schools Were Allowed to Use Sarcasm

They say that talking to kids requires you to speak their language. And while that type of reasoning has resulted in travesties such as educational rap, sarcasm is one language we're sure every teacher wishes they were allowed to use.


The 5 Most Pointless Abilities People Love to Brag About

For every person with an extraordinary gift, there are whole knots of normal people mistaking their asinine quirks for significant abilities. They celebrate their meaningless talents loudly and often, trying to convince anyone who will listen that they are super.


7 Bizarre Ways You Didn't Know 9/11 Changed the World

Because of 9/11 the world was affected in a number of bizarre, unexpected ways that largely went unreported, for obvious reasons.


14 Origin Stories of Real-World Villains

Fictional villains always have a backstory that perfectly explains the havoc they unleash. In the real world, we generally assume the biggest villains are the product of stupid luck, but what if they aren't?


4 Family Vacation Challenges Overcome by Sheer Manliness

Over the course of three days, Mother Nature, man, and even machines rose up against me, but I continued undaunted through all this adversity, conscious that when it was all over, I would have a tale to tell the Cracked audience -- if they were brave enough to listen!


8 Badass Tourist Destinations for the Criminally Insane

If you really want a tourist experience that will make your loved ones demand 'What the Christ were you thinking?' then we have a few recommendations for you.


The 5 Most Hilarious Ways Anyone Ever Failed at Their Job

These are the kinds of things professionals have nightmares about: the hilariously ironic failures that everyone will find out about.


6 Petty Things That Start Wars in Every Office

Tiny things that you wouldn't believe can escalate into full-scale wars in any office.