Cracked Archive - Weird World

Where Aren’t They Now? 11 Overlooked Deaths of 2011

Each year Cracked takes time to remember the slightly less famous people who maybe didn't revolutionize the PC and music industries, but who still left an interesting little mark on the culture. These are the most overlooked deaths of 2011.


19 Knock-Off Gifts People Are Probably Opening Today

As unlucky children everywhere are learning today, there's an entire industry devoted to putting the least amount of effort possible into getting your grandma to buy you a shitty gift. What some of this year's worst offenders might look like.


4 Things Both Atheists and Believers Need to Stop Saying

While I can accept whatever's in people's hearts, there's no reason the rest of us have to keep hearing about it. Here are the four things about God I've heard enough of from both atheists and the devout.


26 Recent Blockbusters (If They Were Made Before 1960)

A lot has changed in the past 50 plus years of movies. Believe it or not, you used to go to the movie theater to watch actors act, and not just as in 'acting scared of the giant CGI robots.'


Sci-Fi Stories for Badassed Men

Merry Christmas testosterone: Man Comics!


The 4 Christmas Articles You'll See On The Internet

This year, instead of going all over the Internet and reading everything you come across, I'll save us all some time and just tell you the kind of Christmas articles you're going to see. This year and every year.


7 Ridiculous Origins of Everyday Words

We find it so fascinating to go back and understand where the words we use actually came from. Yet out of all the times we've done this previously, these origins might just take the cake.


The 11 Most Unintentionally Creepy Christmas Ornaments

When it comes time to make holiday decorations, the line between festive and nightmarish is razor thin.


The 36 Worst Action Figures From Iconic Toy Lines

Every kid knew that there was an inherent risk in asking Santa for an action figure, because parents usually figured that as long as it had the right logo on the box, they were on the safe side. This, naturally, caused many a tear-filled holiday.


The 7 Types of Holiday Fights You're About to Get In

The busiest fighting week of the year is almost upon us. Across the world families will soon come together and rediscover the reasons they moved apart in the first place, arguments growing into fights, growing into turkey-scented orgies of ruptured feelings.


5 Reasons Calling Someone a 'Nerd' Is Officially Meaningless

Back in the day, nobody called themselves a nerd. Other people called them that, and then gave them a wedgie. Now, many people get so proud of being nerds that they get mad when anyone implies they are not a real nerd. How did this happen?


The 6 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Superhero Reinventions

Classic comic book characters have successfully been reinvented over the years. But they kept being succesful because the core was the same -- no one would ever mess with that, would they?


6 Real Acts of Self Defense Too Awesome for an Action Movie

These stories are all so far beyond a reasonable point that they need a GPS and a Coast Guard escort to find their way back.