Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Reasons We're In Another 'Book-Burning' Period in History

What's contained in this article is going to make 80 percent of you want to punch me in the face.


7 Reasonable Explanations For Looking Like a Hipster

There's a lot of innocent people that can get caught in the searchlights during a hipster hunt, who have perfectly reasonable explanations for why they exhibit some of the classic hipster signs. Like...


25 Honest Lunchbox Letters From Parents to Children

Some parents have been putting notes in kids' lunchboxes for decades, presumably to remind the other children in the cafeteria what real love looks like, or to teach their own child the fundamentals of taking a punch. And now Pottery Barn and others are cashing in, manufacturing pre-written letters for parents on the go. Here are some suggestions .


6 B.S. Myths You Probably Believe About America's 'Enemies'

Spend five minutes listening to politicians and pundits talk about countries like Iran and North Korea, and you walk away thinking the world is a scary place. But politicians have agendas, and pundits want viewers. They aren't always the most reliable sources, but they're usually the loudest.


The 5 Most Overused Jokes On the Internet

Comedic conventions that we all take for granted and use over and over again even though they've lost their humor years ago. Like 21st century rubber chickens and chattering teeth.


Dick Whiskey: History's Drunkest Cop, World's Manliest Comic

In the first sci-fi themed issue of Man Comics, hero cop Dick Whiskey is hurtled into the far reaches of time and the future! I might have spoiled too much already, so tell your women they'll have to wait for their sex


The 5 Most Epic Battles of Will That Would Not End

Let's take a moment to salute the athletes, politicians and warriors who kept up a fight long after a reasonable person would have said, 'Fine, you win.'


6 Innocent-Sounding Topics That Are Guaranteed Flame Wars

But there's a lot of topics not on the standard hot-button list that are guaranteed to stir a forum thread into a white-hot frenzy. Topics that you would think people could disagree on reasonably, like dog poop disposal or tipping, that somehow drive people to threaten physical violence.


6 Prison Jobs That Are Probably Better Than Yours

Fortunately, there are several ways to spin a prison term to a potential employer. Depending on the nature of the crime and which jurisdiction it was committed in, you can wind up with a job that, to be frank, is probably cooler than the one you have now.


6 Places That Are Shockingly Easy to Break Into

It turns out that the only thing keeping most of these places safe is that not a lot of people actually try to get in.


5 People Who Screwed Things Up for Everybody

Things didn't have to be as messed up as they are now, and it only takes a few assholes to ruin life for the rest of us.


If Everything Got An Adorable Mascot

Adorable mascots are tricky. Car insurance companies and NFL teams are supposed to have them, but if the Merrill Lynch bull started talking in a pip-squeaky voice, or a prize fighter entered the ring behind a pirate with a giant foam head, they'd be laughed at. We asked you to show us some adorable mascots that would be even worse ideas than that.