Cracked Archive - Weird World


27 Conspiracies Behind Everyday Annoyances

If you're anything like us, when you can't find your keys or notice yet another lonely orphan in your sock drawer, your first thought is that you've been the victim of an extremely elaborate, and pointless conspiracy.


6 Insane Early Drafts of Iconic Buildings

Everything mankind has ever built started out as a rough draft at one point, but you always assume that the general idea was there. And you'd be totally wrong.


5 Insane Doctors From History Who Put House to Shame

Throughout history, there have been risk-taking, don't-give-a-sh*t doctors who were part Rambo, part MacGyver and part House (specifically, the crazy part of House).


5 Things That Are Much Sadder Than They Ought To Be

There are all sorts of tiny, less obvious things that -- for no good reason -- can fill us with a sadness so pervasive we're forced to look away. Or at least there are for me. Here are six of my big triggers to melancholy.


The 5 Most Mind-Blowing Things That Can Be Found Underwater

Underwater seems like the one place on earth you'd actually be safe from spiders. But you couldn't be more wrong.


9 Tips for Being a Douchebag at the Grocery Store

Apparently it's possible to suck at grocery shopping.


5 Jobs Everyone in the World Should Have at Some Point

I think that I know exactly what to do to make the world noticeably better, in the span of a year or two. That's all. I'm proposing that every person on the planet spends one or two years doing all five jobs on this list.


5 New Products Aimed Directly at The Worst People You Know

When they say you can get anything on the Internet, they do mean anything. Including services seemingly aimed exclusively toward people with crippling personality disorders.


10 Common Words You Had No Idea Were Onomatopoeias

There are 10 more words you use every day that you had no idea were onomatopoeias, because, well, they're kind of dumb.


The 7 Hardest People to Shop For: A Holiday Gift Guide

With the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, we enter that long, grim death march known as the holiday season. We here at Cracked want to help, or more accurately, to pretend to help while we make cheap jokes at your expense.


8 Incredible Discoveries People Just Sort of Stumbled Into

Some important discoveries are made by folks of singular mind and purpose. Others are made by people stumbling over them like a fat kid at a roller rink.


19 Famous Photographs Before The CIA Edited Them

If the conspiracy theorists are to be believed, most of our technology comes from reverse engineering alien spacecraft. Assuming that applies to photo manipulation software, we have to assume that most famous photographs have been expertly manipulated to omit details that the public isn't ready for. A look at what some of our favorite images looked


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.