Cracked Archive - Weird World

4 Words That Someone Should Have Invented by Now

Every once in a while, I have to explain a situation in a full sentence, because one word to represent that situation doesn't exist. And I hate doing that, because I am a whirling, spinning, terrifying, motherfucking HURRICANE of efficiency.


23 Small Changes That Make Adorable Things Terrifying

There's a fine line between photos that make you pronounce the phrase 'look at the little kitten' as 'wook at da wittle kitty,' and images that will haunt the inside of your closed eyelids at night.


5 Insane Falls You Won't Believe People Survived

The laws of physics are weird. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it -- especially considering that these miraculous, one-in-a-million survival stories happen surprisingly often.


16 Appropriate Punishments for Everyday Annoyances

Don't try to deny it -- you've had those violent daydreams occur when the guy in front of you at the Hardee's can't decide if he wants three burgers or four. Fact of the matter is that we all tend to mentally inflict punishments upon those who apparently can't carry out the simplest tasks. We asked you to show us those punishments.


The 5 Strangest Felonies Ever Committed by Animals

The best thing about being a wild animal, aside from being able to shit wherever you want, is that crimes that would get a human put away for decades are written off with a comical headline.


5 Signs the Townspeople Are About to Turn on You

Experienced travelers all agree that one of the hardest and least rewarding of these cultural obstacles is the experience of arriving in a new town and discovering that everyone there is going to try and murder you.


15 Old Photographs That Prove the World Used to Be Insane

From those bullshit seatbelt laws to Big Kindergarten trying to tell you which preschools you can and can't take your gun into, it seems like today's nanny nation is intent on making our lives as safe as possible at the expense of any and all excitement. That's not how it used to be, though.


The 5 Most Ridiculous Drinking Myths You Probably Believe

Considering that booze is one of the pillars of human civilization, it's kind of shocking how little we know about it.


6 Things People Get Way Too Worked Up About

Everybody enjoys the guilty pleasure of going on a self-righteous rant every once in a while like an Aaron Sorkin character or something, whether it's about the way politics and the media are these days, or more everyday things like people with more than 15 items in the express lane.


16 Hidden Messages You Never Noticed in Famous Ad Campaigns

We asked you to show us some of the subtle hints we missed in famous ads.


The 7 Sneakiest Ways Corporations Manipulated Human Behavior

Al ot of times the only thing between mediocrity and market dominance is the kind of devious plan that would make a supervillain proud.


3 Kinds of People That Need to Go Away

A sadness comes from knowing that people like this will always exist, and even if you beat them to death whack-a-mole style with your hammer of justice, more will merely rise up to take their place.


The 6 Most Baffling PSAs Starring Famous Superheroes

In theory, superheroes should be a perfect fit for public service announcements. In practice, well, judge for yourselves.