Cracked Archive - Weird World

6 Facts About Halloween Candy Creepier Than Any Ghost Story

If you want to be scared about Halloween candy, look no further than the candy companies themselves


22 Insane Coincidences That Make Curses Seem Totally Possible

The Curse of the Two Pandas sounds really adorable, though.


6 Horrible (But Real) Ways To Teach Your Body Superpowers

Please, don't try any of these crazy suggestions.


A Retrospective Look At The Insanity Of Child Safety Guides

Let's take a trip down a weird back alley on Memory Lane, where every memory is of murder.


The Life Of A Night Watchman Is Way Creepier Than You Think

What's it like to do cop stuff without the benefit of a gun, arrest powers, or backup? Spoiler: It's horrifying.


5 Things 'Smart' People Believe (That Are Totally Wrong)

If there's one issue dominating the headlines these days, it's definitely the terrifying spectre of snobs and how they're ruining everything.


Uh, America's Take On The Salem Witch Trials Is Really Weird

Instead of solemnly remembering their dark past with humility, Salem has gone a different route -- specifically, the route populated with merchandise and Ferris wheels.


The Nasty Realities Of The Political Attack Ad Industry

We sat down with Rick Wilson, a Republican strategist who has helped to craft hundreds of attack ads.


6 Everyday Products That Almost Nobody Realizes Are A Scam

These products have managed to stick around for decades despite the fact that we absolutely do not need them.


What Running An Escape Room Taught Me About People

Escape rooms are all the rage these days. It's like living out a Saw movie, only you don't have to mutilate yourself (probably).


23 Lies Disguised As Product Labels

'Clever marketing' is just a sugar-coated term for 'blatant lies.'


5 Things This Generation Is Trying To Render Extinct

Millennials are blamed for more problems than Gremlins, and are treated as less human. But exactly how fair is that?


5 Restaurants That Focus On Stupid Gimmicks Instead Of Food

These restauranteurs, instead of putting in the blood, sweat, and effort, seemingly just get blindingly drunk and make bets with each other about the stupidest concepts in the Universe.


Everything A Woman Should Know (Before She’s Groped)

Note: No room in the title to say this, but there's a section at the end about what men can do to help.