Cracked Archive - Weird World

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23 Unseen Backstories of Classic Video Games

Many of our favorite video games dropped us in the middle of complete madness and never bothered explaining what the hell was going on. We give you the back stories that explain some of the acid flashbacks we grew up playing inside.

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21 Classes We Wish We Could Force People to Take

The world has changed pretty radically over the past twenty years, but we're still taking the same classes at the same ages as always. Some mandatory classes that would make everyday life suck less.

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5 Real Judges Who Put the Most Evil Supervillain to Shame

It's one thing for a judge to be corrupt -- we sort of expect that to happen in all public jobs, because we watch the news. It's quite another for judges to be hilarious lunatics, criminally lazy schemers or just impossibly evil.

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6 Nobodies Who Stumbled Into World Changing Discoveries

Some of the greatest historical finds have been stumbled across by random dudes just wandering around the neighborhood.

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21 Less Famous Siblings of Great Fictional Characters

Whether it's Ozzie Canseco, Roger Clinton or Tito Jackson's weird little brother, celebrities can always count on their siblings to hang out in the bottom rungs of fame doing a vastly more embarrassing version of whatever they're known for. A look at the fictional character equivalent.

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6 Things That Are Far Sadder Than They Should Be

Over the last few months, I've been living my life while keeping a list of all the little things that make me feel disproportionately sad. Now you must share my depression.

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If Famous Pictures Were Turned Into Propaganda Posters

It's been a long time since propaganda posters were at their most popular. Thousands of brilliant photographs have been snapped since then that never got the chance to be put to the service of corrupt power. Until now ...

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6 Psychotic Punishments Doled Out by Famous Superheroes

Sometimes a hero's unwavering moral code results in the meting out of far more cruel and unusual punishments than a quick, clean death.

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20 Terrifying Theories About How They Make Famous Products

After you hear enough stories of sweat shops and creepy chicken farms, your imagination starts to come up with creatively gruesome origins for every product, which is exactly why we like your imagination.

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If Airplane Safety Instructions Were Honest

Plus, loads of extra seatback reading material!

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5 Lessons You Learn Growing Up Rich

I kept my eyes open through childhood and learned some valuable lessons that I want to pass on. These are the five most important things I gleaned growing up rich.

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The 5 Most Insane Examples of Chinese Counterfeiting

The amount of work and creativity the Chinese underworld puts into their fakes is so damn impressive that you have to wonder why they'd ever need to steal other people's ideas.

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6 Iconic Things You Won't Believe Began as Publicity Stunts

Apparently, some of the most iconic places and rituals in the world were started purely to create 'buzz.'

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