Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Classics Despised by the People Who Created Them

Despite their creations remaining celebrated to this day, some people live out the rest of their days hating the things they made.


Using the Toilet at the U.S. Capitol Building: A True Story

Call me 'sir' and talk to me like I'm a fucking adult or call me 'hey you, you stupid little puke' and talk to me like I'm a sticky five-year-old who can't stop shitting himself. Either one of those is fine, but when you combine them, you are doing me and your country a disservice.




6 Laws That Were Great On Paper (And Insane Everywhere Else)

Sometimes, the most well-intentioned of laws can backfire like a poorly maintained Pinto, spraying equal parts hilarity and tragedy all over the place.


'Plus Sized' Clothes: Translating the Baffling Euphemisms

I am not exactly morbidly obese, but I am fat enough to worry about things that fat people worry about, like clothes. The world has not wanted to see fat people naked since the Renaissance, so we are pretty much forced by our fascist society to wear SOMETHING.


The 7 Most WTF Origins of Iconic Pop Culture Franchises

Name your favorite Rocky sequel. Ours is Predator.


The 7 Most Baffling Products Ever Released By Famous Brands

Some celebrities drastically misjudge their demographic and we wind up with releases of classical Renaissance ballads as sung by Brock Lesnar or a line of fur coats sponsored by Moby.



6 Insane True Stories Behind The Stage Names of Celebrities

A person's Hollywood career pretty much banks on their name. Some of these stories, though, are just downright ridiculous.


8 Real Grade Schools That Went Completely Insane

We know teaching is hard and salute our teachers on the frontlines. The ones who aren't insane at least.


The 10 Most Important Things They Didn't Teach You In School

When Cracked finally opens its line of private schools, you're kids won't graduate without having learned these essential skills.



The 6 Most Insanely Misguided Attempts at Viral Marketing

Viral campaigns are all about pushing the envelope. You have to shock people to get their attention, and this is where the potential for disaster lies. Awful, hilarious disaster.


6 Organizations You Didn't Know Were Secretly Badass

Grandma down at the Salvation Army? She could straight ruin your day if she wanted to.