Cracked Archive - Weird World

How A Simple Errand Put Me In The Middle Of A Gang War

On TV, drive-by shootings are full of excitement and ethnically appropriate soundtrack choices. In reality, they're mostly full of bullets.


6 Totally WTF Calls 911 Receives With Shocking Regularity

Every scenario is mapped out to account for every potential hazard, ensuring that the police are fully prepared to deal with any crisis. Well, almost any ...


6 People With WTF Double Lives No One Saw Coming

Sometimes someone's daily persona can stand in complete, paradoxical defiance of the face they show when they think no one else is watching.


16 Really Bad Decisions, Explained With Charts

If you're about to do something questionable, let us help guide you.


11 Things You Always Go Through When Starting A New Job

The first day of a new job is a pretty memorable experience. There's that unique mix of excitement and nervousness, and the massive amounts of sweat.


The Hard Realities Of Living With A Constant Erection

Gavin's bout with a never-ending boner was just as horrible to deal with as you'd imagine it'd be.


5 Ways To Make New Friends

Making friends is only intimidating in your mind -- in action, it's as easy as boiling an egg or writing a radio-friendly late-90s rock song.


5 Self-Help Books That Got Very Popular Being Very Wrong

In an ideal universe, trained educators and/or leading experts in their field would exclusively write self-help books. We do not live in an ideal universe.


6 Ridiculously Simple Lifehacks You’ll Start Using Tomorrow

Why didn't anyone bother to tell us about these before?


The Tipping Point Of The Airline Industry (And How We Win)

If there's anything that can unite this country, it's a fight against an industry that treats everyone like garbage.


I'm Not Really Royalty: The World Of Nigerian Internet Scams

We talked to 'Ibrahim' -- who was part of a large, sophisticated team of scammers who all lived together in a big house.


8 Hilariously WTF Times People Did Cosplay In The Real World

Some eccentric pioneers are trying to discover new ways to play their cos'es. They're no heroes -- they just dress like them.


‘Rules’ That Make No Sense, But Everyone Follows Anyway

We are a society of rules. Or, more accurately, we're a society of often dumb rules.


Why Feminism Could Use Some Serious Rebranding

I'm a feminist. I love what it stands for. I love its core values. But I'm not blind to its flaws.


14 Strange Assumptions People Make About Our Jobs

You know what they say about assuming: You shouldn't do it. And there's a butt involved in there somehow, also.