Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Military Units Whose Training Would Traumatize Rambo

The sergeant from Full Metal Jacket wouldn't even yell at these guys.


14 Scandalous Paparazzi Photos of Historical Figures

The photographing of noteworthy people when they don't want to be photographed is a giant industry these days, for some reason. But it's not always been like that. We asked our readers to take us back through history to show us some of the photographs that earlier generation deprived us of due to their debilitating insistence on having dignity.


5 Absurdly Expensive Pieces of Junk Food

There is an entire industry catering to rich people who still have minimum wage tastes. But obviously, these'll cost your gas money ... for a couple months (or years).


The 7 Worst Behaviors on Public Transportation

Seriously, just stop it.


If Men's Magazines Were Way Manlier

In the '50s, children had jobs as door-to-door salesmen and they were paid in weapons and bikes. If you tried that today, the first person to answer the door would be arrested for attempted sexual misconduct with a minor and the child would be shot for riding a bike without a helmet.


How To Reinvent Yourself During Your First Week at College

Hello new college students! You're 17 or 18. You're a Cracked fan. You shouldn't be, we use a lot of adult language here, but I guess that's in the past now. You're an adult now.


How Stress Is Killing You [CHART]

Your body isn't good at dealing with stress. Here's why ...


If Flash Games Got Their Own Movie Adaptations

We've all played them. We've all cursed them for making us keep playing them when we know we should be working, or tending to that wound that's starting to look infected. And yet, the time wasting game in our browser or on our iPhone is one of the rare pop culture institutions that hasn't yet gotten made into a movie. What it will look like when th


5 Common Responses to Awkwardness (That Make Things Worse)

There are someawkward situations we can anticipate, and prepare a little plan ready to defuse the tension. Unfortunately, a lot of those strategies end up making things even more awkward.


7 Comic Characters Who Outlasted the Trends That Made Them

And the women who love them.


7 Ruthless Criminals Who Turned Good When Nobody Was Looking

If there is one thing we learned from Robin Hood, Hudson Hawk and that guy who gives Indy his hat in the beginning of 'The Last Crusade', it's that sometimes even the most hardened lawbreaker will defy all expectations and do the right thing to help another human being in need. It even happens in real life.


8 Ways Suburban Apathy Got Me Through Irene: A Hero's Story

Fortunately, my 30-plus years of living in the suburbs, multiple educational degrees and countless pairs of khakis had prepared me for this natural disaster.


The 8 Most Badass Make-A-Wish Foundation Wishes

Since its inception in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been responsible for granting the wishes of thousands of terminally ill children all across the United States. While the vast majority of wishes involve taking vacations, meeting celebrities or going to Disneyland, occasionally kids go off-prompter, and things get awesome.