Cracked Archive - Weird World

I Write Letters As Santa Claus: This Is My Crazy Job

A bunch of different companies write messages from 'Santa,' which range from printed form letters to personalized handwritten messages. This article is about to get surprisingly dark.


5 Totally WTF Myths That Pop Up In Every Culture Worldwide

Somehow, there are incredibly specific -- and deeply weird -- myths that happen to turn up in places separated by both time and distance.


Time-Based Rules We Need Way More Than The 5-Second Rule

These rules make the world an objectively better place.


4 Common Things That Are Turning Us Into Horrible People

No one thinks they're the villain in their own life story.


Things We Should Have Learned From 2017, But Probably Didn't

This is a legitimate public service.


Seasonal Reminder: The Santa Clause Movies Are Insane

The 'Santa Clause' franchise is a wacky Yuletide fever dream that inexplicably stars Tim Allen.


5 Priceless Historical Items That Turned Up In Random Places

You find lost things in unexpected places all the time. But sometimes those things are way more impressive than you bargained for.


7 WTF Trump Businesses You Never Knew About

If there's anything the Trump brand has been consistently known for, it's failure.


5 Words On Food Labels You Shouldn't Get Fooled By

We have a million fancy terms to describe our meals that barely resemble human speech.


5 Horrifying Ways America's Hunting Undocumented Immigrants

Being an undocumented immigrant is like playing the world's highest-stakes game of hide and seek.


4 Things You Learn Moving From A Small Town To A Big City

You know what to expect: glitzy nightlife, exotic dining options, everyone spends all day, every day honking their horns in traffic.


5 Gross Tales From History You Never Learned In School

The past was gross.


4 WTF Lessons The World Teaches Us About Sexualizing Teens

I'm not surprising anyone by saying that the world sexualizes teenage girls. What fascinates me (and equally creeps me out) are the unspoken messages behind it.


The Dark Side Of Crowdfunding (Nobody Talks About)

Launching a crowdfunding campaign is exactly like launching a new business.


Hilarious Things You've Seen IRL

Turns out your lives are absolutely hilarious.