Cracked Archive - Weird World

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.


4 Awful Things You Forget About Being Single

My wife and I have had to live apart for a few months for employment reasons, and it has become increasingly apparent that nostalgia is a lying sack of shit.


5 Ridiculous Lies That Fooled The Whole World

P.T. Barnum would be proud.


9 Sound-Alike Words You Didn't Know You Were Screwing Up

Rotting deep in the back of the refrigerator of common word usage are even more suspicious-looking Tupperwares full of mixed-up words. Here's a few choice delicacies.


If Famous Products Were Honest About their Original Uses

Some of our most useful products were stupid accidents. We asked you to show us what some other modern products were originally supposed to be used for.


5 Ways the Modern World Is Killing Nostalgia

Remember when you were a kid and you did, you know, stuff? Hold on to that. Hold on to the act of remembering, because we're killing it.


5 Fan Fiction Sex Scenes You Won't Believe Exist

Let us take a look at some of the most mind-boggling and disturbing pairings the minds of fan fiction writers have come up with