Cracked Archive - Weird World


23 Pranks That Fictional Characters Probably Get A Lot

Being the first to fall asleep at a sleep over party or the first to pass out at a kegger is going to be embarrassing. We asked you to show us what it our favorite fictional characters have to worry about in those circumstances.


27 Great Moments in History If The Internet Was Around

There are plenty of great accomplishments from history that have been passed from one guy who swears he was there, to a writer, to a painter, to a poet who needed something that rhymed with midnight clear. While te Internet isn't known for its honesty, there's something to be said for the speed and sloppiness. At least we're getting unfiltered acce


Scariest Google Earth Image Ever: A Chinese Investigation

Last week someone trying to avoid doing real work by noodling around Google Maps all afternoon stumbled upon what appear to be enormous structures built in the deserts of Western China. This has sparked all sorts of speculation from me and other sweatpants clad journalists on what China might be up to.


5 Black Friday Myths the Media Wants You to Believe

Most of what you believe about Black Friday is a myth, right down to the day it falls on.


Helicopter Hunting: The Best Thing a Conservationist Can Do

If it wasn't for humanity keeping Mother Nature's unbridled fertility in check, who knows how many forests we would lose to the insatiable white-tailed deer, how many streams to the thirsty bear, or golf courses to the reckless goose.


The 12 Most Baffling Genres of Stock Photo, Explained

There are apparently stock photos that people just need to buy or photograph repeatedly for some reason.


6 Everyday Offenses That Should Be Punishable By Death

I now present six more folks I'd like to murder for committing minor, but apparently completely unforgivable, offenses in everyday life.


If History Was Written by the Losers

History is a movie that's written, directed and produced by the people who won the wars, made the most money and boned only the most distant of relatives. A series of images of what the world might look like if the people who got left on the cutting room floor still got to tell their story.


If Error Messages Had a Sense of Humor

Most of us probably read more words written in error messages than we do from members of our family. That's almost certainly true for your parents, both because you're an ungrateful good-for-nothing, and because your parents are probably terrible at computers. We asked you to give some common error messages a little personality.


The 8 People Who Will Ruin Your Attempt to Lose Weight

A big part of losing weight and keeping it off is other peoples. Here are some of those often well-meaning monsters you must overcome in your battle to get healthy.


The 4 Kinds of People (And What You Can Learn From Them)

There are four kinds of people in this world -- and you'll only need to worry about the ones who justifiably hate you.


24 Things Other Countries Suspect About Life in America

There are lots of pretty ridiculous stereotypes about America. Americans who have traveled outside of the country, or encountered a European on