Cracked Archive - Weird World

Weird Side Effects Of Growing Up In A 'Melting Pot' City

Despite this city's strange mix of imported cultural norms meshing uniquely, it's not without some unusual side effects.


I Was Paid By The Rich To Be A Fake, Adoring Fan

People hiring fake crowds is apparently a very real thing that happens all the time.


American Customs That Make No Sense To The Rest Of The World

Turns out some things we think that makes America great are found to be confusing, unnerving, and downright bizarre by our friends across the pond.


6 Common Expressions That Should Be Real Careers

Imagine getting paid to be the bearer of bad news.


5 Awesome Things We Keep Ruining Over And Over And Over

In our relentless pursuit to improve everything, we, more often than not, end up screwing things up entirely.


Busting The Frauds Who Are Stealing Native American Culture

The problem of hip white people appropriating Native culture actually goes a lot deeper than wearing headdresses at Coachella.


5 Mundane Things Everyone Does (That Become Super Awkward)

Awkward is the new not-awkward even though some of this awkward behavior serves no purpose at all.


5 Great Thinker Quotes You're Using Wrong

Spoiler alert: some of the most popular quotes from some of the most famous geniuses don't actually mean what we think they do.


The Hard Realities Of Life After I Shot Myself In The Head

There's attempted suicide every 38 seconds. This is one of those attempts; and, even though it ends well, it's pretty terrifying. Fair warning.


5 Extremely Stupid Things We Believe About Rich People

Nobody's asking you to cry for the wealthy, but being rich isn't exactly how you've been picturing it.


4 Popular Stories That Used To Be Way Less Offensive

Some original fairy tales that hail from notoriously sexist eras, often featured women as actual characters. Occasionally, even awesome ones.


5 Things I Learned Attending A Furry Convention

After hearing these conventions are a great place to score drugs, I spent three days hanging with furries.


5 Geniuses With Hilariously Stupid Creative Processes

Some incredibly successful people can only get work done under conditions so bizarre or idiotic that anyone else would be driven insane within minutes.


5 Surprising Things My Country Wouldn't Have Without America

It turns out our need to consume literally everything has tangible benefits for those that can't.


7 Everyday Experiences Other Countries Do Waaay Differently

There's always that ONE country.