Cracked Archive - Weird World


19 Smartphone Apps We'll Likely See in the Future

There's an app for everything these days, and more being created each second.


The 6 Most Hilariously Inept Spies of All Time

Spies' covers get blown all the time. But some just wake up in the morning, stick their foot in a bucket and pratfall their way through espionage until they accidentally trip and somersault into prison.


The 8 Stupidest Defenses Against Accusations of Sexism

Behold, the worst sexism defenses that get used every day on the Internet ...


6 Abandoned Places That Will Make Awesome Supervillain Lairs

It's no secret: We love abandoned places. But while some are terrifying, and some are simply sad, others are just begging to have a laser mounted on top of them.


5 Idiotic Misconceptions About Calling Customer Service

Based in part on my own torturous years of answering telephones for a living, here are five stupid things you probably believe about calling customer service.


If The News Was Forced to Tell the Truth

For the same reason grocery stores make you walk 20 minutes to find the milk, news outlets are in a constant competition to find the most indirect route to the information that you actually need to know. We asked you to show us what it might look like if they were forced to tell you the plain truth.


4 Things 'Star Wars' Fans Need to Accept About George Lucas

The Star Wars franchise has a long history of 'Special Editions' and 'Re-releases' and something called


8 Unexpected Downsides of the Switch to E-books

I dug around and tried to find some e-book ramifications that would appeal to the type of people who spend more time preparing for a zombie apocalypse than like, unemployment, or retirement, or something. You know, realists.


23 Painfully Honest Valentine's Day Cards

People play Valentine's Day pretty safe. Kids send the same cards featuring famous cartoon characters. Adults use Hallmark to write blandly complimentary things to each other. Here's what it would look like if people used valentines to express the awkward, vulnerable truth.


6 Simple Pleasures Life Will Not Let You Have

There are all sorts of unattainable things that have nothing to do with finding Big Foot or leprechauns. Here are six seemingly ordinary things you can never find.


4 'Geek Humor' Books by Authors Who Understand Neither

These four books set out to create humor for nerds back when that word meant something. Instead, they spawned black holes of clumsy, punning anti-comedy.


Greatest Note Ever Left On a Dented Car

Dear Car Owner, You may have noticed the dent on the left side of your car. If not, allow me to draw your attention to it now. As you can see, it is there, and so is this note.