Cracked Archive - Weird World

9 Words You've Used Today With Bizarre Criminal Origins
9 Words You've Used Today With Bizarre Criminal Origins

Apparently, English is actually just a mishmash of grunts and shrieks assembled haphazardly from the crude dialects of hobos, gypsies and rapists.

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6 Objects You Won't Believe People Managed to Lose
6 Objects You Won't Believe People Managed to Lose

There are some great treasures of both wealth and knowledge that remain determinedly out of sight, despite the fact that someone has to know where they are.

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Five Reasons The Rapture Did Not Occur
Five Reasons The Rapture Did Not Occur

From Biblical-ish sources

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Why The Reaction to Bin Laden's Death Proves We're Screwed
Why The Reaction to Bin Laden's Death Proves We're Screwed

Celebrities break the news now, and the internet is doing the fact checking.

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The 6 Creepiest Gifts Ever Given
The 6 Creepiest Gifts Ever Given

There are people who give bad gifts, and then people who gives gifts that will leave you with nightmares for life.

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The 7 Most Ridiculous Cases of Misplaced Priorities
The 7 Most Ridiculous Cases of Misplaced Priorities

We've all had moments when our priorities weren't quite in line, like the time you punched a kid for mispronouncing

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The 5 Craziest Buildings Ever Proposed With a Straight Face
The 5 Craziest Buildings Ever Proposed With a Straight Face

Sometimes, the line between a brilliant idea and a psychotically suicidal one is so fine that it practically doesn't exist. Other times, the line is so wide it would take a transcontinental railroad and an entire week to cross it. Had they actually been built, these buildings could have probably gone either way.

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The 5 Craziest Ways Public Schools Are Trying to Make Money
The 5 Craziest Ways Public Schools Are Trying to Make Money

When our children's futures are at stake, is there anything we shouldn't do to save them? Well, maybe a few things, actually.

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6 Things You Won't Believe Got Banned By Modern Governments
6 Things You Won't Believe Got Banned By Modern Governments

Most things that are illegal are illegal for a reason. Sometimes, though, some laws are wrong. Hilariously wrong, in fact.

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6 Things Everyone Wants To Share And Nobody Wants To Read
6 Things Everyone Wants To Share And Nobody Wants To Read

While it's easy to look down at that narcissistic dude on Twitter, we've all, at one point or another, fallen victim to the notion that strangers give a rip about what we think.

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