Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Everyday Things That Have Awesome Secrets (Nobody Notices)

There are tons of ingenious little design quirks which improve our lives in small but meaningful ways, and we hardly ever notice them.


5 Huge Public Outrages (That Changed Absolutely Nothing)

Remember that ridiculous protest commercial put out by Pepsi? The one everyone hated? Turns out it was pretty beneficial for the company.


5 Ways Halloween Turns Kids Into Criminals (No, Seriously)

There are a lot of little hallmarks of Halloween which studies have shown turn children into real bite-sized brats.


6 Book Flaws That Make Parents Hate Reading To Their Kids

Baby books already don't get a ton of respect, but some are even worse than you would imagine.


The 6 Most Downright Evil Things Done By Huge Companies

Quaker Oats just giving us one more reason to not eat disgusting, gross oatmeal.


11 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Fancy

Wealth and etiquette coaches are for chumps.


5 Stupid Rumors That Spiraled Out Of Control Super Fast

We as a species will hurry to believe any old garbage someone spews out, as long as it's an interesting story.


7 Corporate Mascots With Terrifying Implications

The Hamburglar should've been locked away in some deep, dark hole a long time ago.


The Realities Of Hunting The 2nd Deadliest Animal In Africa

Note: When going on safari, stay the heck away from Cape buffalo.


5 Weird Questions With Surprisingly Interesting Answers

Finally, an answer to why the McFlurry machine is always broken.


5 Of Earth's Most Terrifying Places (Where People Also Live)

If you think you've got it bad, you have no idea how bad it can get.


5 Shocking Failures Of Criminal Justice You've Never Heard

Most of the time the authorities make the right call, but when the slip up, we get stories like these.


20 Life Hacks That Shouldn't Work (But Do)

These days, life hacks are the key to daily survival.


I Fell 14,000 Feet In A Skydiving Accident (And Didn't Die)

After the first few seconds of ecstatic freefall, I felt the parachute try to open. But it didn't.