Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Silly Childhood Rituals (That Explain Adult Behaviors)

Memes are just the grown up world's version of 'down-down-baby, down-by-the-rollercoaster.'


The 5 Most Horrifying Things Corporations Are Taking Over

But sometimes corporate sellouts involve more than cringe-worthy ads and intrusive product placement. This is when selling out starts to get just a bit horrifying.


The Off Screen Deaths of 26 Famous Fictional Characters

Memorable characters whose spectacular finales were left to the imagination.


The 6 Weirdest Free Speech Issues Around The World

Can't we have legal controversies over sillier and more anticlimactic speech issues? Well, it turns out we can. If we Americans can stop being so self-centered for a moment and look around abroad, we can find a wealth of weird old free speech issues, like:


7 Pieces of Good News Nobody Is Reporting

the news media has a filtering process that only lets the bad stuff through. When they do break up the monotony with something lighthearted, it's always something pointless and inconsequential, like that thing last week with the monkey that learned to fly a helicopter.


The 4 Most Homophobic Comics Ever Created

To conservatives, the homosexual community is a dark and terrifying place. Yes, I agree it's strange that a cat comes back to life if a married couple walks over its grave, but aside from that, they're regular people, right? These four comics say no.


The Guilty Pleasures of 18 Famous Characters

When you're not on the job and nobody's looking, chances are you get up to some stuff you wouldn't want your co-workers to see. We asked you to show us what our favorite fictional characters get up to for fun when the cameras aren't on them.


Charting Patriotism By the Stupidity of Your Fireworks

You've got to lose a few fingers to earn this country.


6 Beloved 80s Toys With Bizarrely Horrifying Origin Stories

When faced with new rules for advertising their products, toy makers opted to take their characters to strange and dark places.