Cracked Archive - Weird World

What If Captain America Was Insane? A Comic Book Rewrite

During World War II, scientists created a revolutionary super soldier formula to turn frail Steve Rogers into 'Captain America'! Those scientists were killed by Nazis a couple minutes later, so they never got a chance to see if pumping experimental DNA-rewriting drugs into a boy too weak to pass an army physical had any massive psychological side e

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6 Things That Always Seem to Happen When You're Late [CHART]

Your dog's bladder suddenly takes half an hour to empty.

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Video Games from the Villain's Point of View

What it might look like through the eyes of one of the characters you don't get to control.

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5 Reasons We Need Classes on How to Talk to People

We have classes for things like math and science and spelling. But what about social skills? Where are the classes on how to hold a basic conversation?

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6 Famous People Whose Identities We Still Don't Know

We live in a culture that doesn't exactly value anonymity. It's difficult to grab lunch at a drive-through without having to check in on at least three social media sites, for example. To get an idea of how much things have changed, there are some people who have become world-famous icons, but whose names no one knows.

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The 16 Most Hilariously Dishonest Old School Advertisements

Modern advertising constantly straddles the line between creative marketing and straight-up bullshit. But back in the old days, advertising companies got away with winning their bread and butter through straight poker-faced lies.

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The 6 Most Terrifying Theme Park Rides Ever Built

One of the most annoying things about going to an amusement park is all the stupid precautions. Amusement park owners weren't always so cautious, though, and even these days, there are still some reminders of why all that crap is necessary.

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The Very Rough Early Drafts of Great Works of Art

Great art work doesn't just come out as a finished product. Artists tell tales of masterpieces that started out with hundreds of false starts and dead ends. We asked you to show us what some of those might have looked like for iconic works of art.

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32 Insane Movie Ideas Built Out of Existing Movie Titles

There's a game they play on Doug Benson's podcast in which guests are asked to build the longest title they can out of existing movie titles. That got us wondering if you could actually build a good movie that way. It turns out that, well ... no you can't. But you can build some titles that make for some pretty ridiculous movie posters.

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The 6 Most American Things That Aren't Made in America

Many of the great symbols of Liberty we Americans cherish are actually not American at all.

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19 Awesome Old School Video Games (That Should Have Existed)

The first 25 years of any art form are going to be riddled with embarrassing missteps, and frustrating missed opportunities. A look back through the early days of gaming knowing what we know now, and show us the games we would have been playing if they'd gotten everything right the first time around.

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8 Words You're Confusing With Other Words

And you know what, if people are going to spell 'receive' wrong or complain about

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9 Houses You Won't Believe People Actually Live In

Part of the appeal of being a homeowner is the ability to customize your house the way you like it. For some, that means adding a deck, repainting or expanding the bathroom. For others, it means entering the realm of madness and becoming its eternal ruler. We know all of these houses make you want to scream, 'Fake!' but we promise: They're all asto

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5 Famous Ad Campaigns That Actually Hurt Sales

Jared has sold a shitload of Subway sandwiches. Ronald McDonald has become one of the most recognizable characters in the history of human civilization. They are what ad executives dream about: campaigns that become media sensations and make the company billions. But then there are the ad campaigns that only do the first part; everybody can quote t

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