Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Insane Holidays You'll Wish You Celebrated

In America, a holiday amounts to little more than a day off from work and a few quiet beers. It turns out that we're really dropping the ball when it comes to finding excuses to party like there's no tomorrow.


Answering The 6 Craziest Pet Questions Ever Googled

After all our animals do for us, it's particularly hard to watch them get sick or depressed. Millions of people turn to the Internet with frantic searches asking for help with their animals, but sadly, the Internet is full of misinformation designed to sell pet medication and doggie spa packages to panicked owners.


If You Really Didn't Care What Your Co-Workers Thought

We asked you to show us what the workplace might look like if you just stopped caring about what anyone thought.


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


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

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


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.