Cracked Archive - Weird World

I Help Returning Soldiers Get Benefits: 5 Sad Realities

Applying for benefits is a nightmare quest that can take years.


5 Hilarious Stories Of Stock Prices Driven By Stupidity

Behold five stock-market stupidities that make Scrappy-Doo look like a good investment.


Things I Saw As A Psych Ward Nurse Too Dark For Horror Films

Nobody deals with more crap, literal or otherwise, than mental hospital employees.


There's A Public Shaming Industry (And It Held Me Hostage)

Trying to get rid of online mugshots is a nightmarish -- and expensive -- task which requires dealing with some truly sleazy people.


The 6 Worst Parts Of Getting Sober (Nobody Tells You About)

It occurred to me that perhaps I was a good candidate for never drinking again. Since then, here's the weird stuff I've learned.


5 Things Everyone Wants That Would Actually Ruin The World

The world is finally perfect. And it really sucks.


The DC Rape Coverup And 5 Other Horrendous Superhero Plots

If you dig back through the comics, you find that the moral histories of all of your favorite characters are messy, to say the least.


Why Russia Is Like America's Jealous Ex Who Can't Move On

Russia, I said we're done with you.


Check Out This Weird Theory About Trump's Twitter We Found

There's a theory floating that Trump himself tweets from an Android, while his staff are all tweeting from iPhones. And it seems to hold up.


8 Attempts To Stay Hip By Brands (Who Aren't Fooling Anyone)

Millennials are a coveted demographic for advertisers, but like every generation of young people before them, it gets really embarrassing when people try marketing to them.


7 Reasons List Articles Are Totally Dead

We had a truly beautiful time together, Lists. But now I'm afraid we have to part ways.


I'm Paid To Get You Fired: Secrets Of Undercover Store Spies

Even the most mundane worlds have their heroes and villains, and in the retail business, 'mystery shoppers' are both.


The 5 Most Ridiculous Lies That The Whole World Believed

We all know that the media is awash in lies and half-truths. It's a continuous struggle between truth-seekers and B.S. artists, and the problem is that the second group has some pretty dedicated people on its side.


My Job Churning Out The Garbage Behind Clickbait Titles

Young writers are turning to the dreaded content mills to feed themselves. We spoke with a former content mill writer, and here's what we learned.


The Drug Commercial That Gets Way Too Real With You

'When my doctor told me I had Distressing Ass Syndrome, I had a lot of questions.'