Unseen Ways The Modern World Affects Us

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it.

Whether you think the modern world is great or terrible, you probably agree that it has some surprising consequences for the planet and its inhabitants. We asked our readers to bring us examples of that, where modern conveniences are having a strange, underreported impact -- for better or for worse.

None of us are willing to turn back the clock, in spite of things like:

23
Entry by Andrea Meno

95% of the world's bourbon is made in Kentucky. That's covering the state in black fungus. Shively, KY Bourbon production releases lots of ethanol int

22

CRACKEDOON PoKeMy GO Pokemon GO led to a reduction in suicides. Not only did the game give people more meaning and positivity in life (according to a

21
Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKEDC COM Concrete surfaces in urban areas are altering the way plants reproduce. For example, hawksbeard (crepis sancta) used to favor the dispers

Men who live in Ringaskiddy, Ireland, home of the Pfizer Pharmaceuticals plant that makes Viagra, reportedly experience constant erections. Pfizer Res

19
Entry by Kristina Yong

The human foot has gone up two sizes in the past 40 years. Up to 30% of people in wealthier countries now have flat feet. Wearing shoes and exercising

18

SECURITY The prevalence of technological devices has made young people physically safer. Because they're spending more time at CRACKED.COM home using

17

Because bugs are attracted to light, over 100 different species of them live inside our houses. The number is even greater for houses in wealthy neigh

16
Entry by PollyDarton

oktoberfest creates of THAN a shrt-ton Researchers in Munich recently compared the amount of methane emitted from the iconic festival to the bustling

15
Entry by LAJL

Using texting language actually improves one's reading and writing. A study by Utrecht University in the Netherlands found that grade-school children

14
Entry by Fermosalua3

A 2017 study showed that compared to women born naturally, women delivered via Caesarean section are nearly three times as Likely to require a C-secti

13
Entry by Fermosalua3

Residues of birth control pills in water are causing behavioral and genetic problems in fish. Mainly, changes in the way they procreate and search for

12
Entry by PookieJones

Shower heads can cause lung disease. CRACKEDCON Research showed that 30% of the tested shower heads were hazardous to our health. The Mycobacterium av

11
Entry by DingDongKun

Emojis are helping people get laid: 2zz 3 A recent study showed that people who use emojis often are more likely have sex with their dates. Communicat

10
Entry by DingDongKun

Teens in East Asia are losing their distance vision at an alarming rate. Nearsightedness among teenagers shot up from 20% to 90% in 60 years. Studies

9
Entry by Chan Teik Onn

The widespread use of Cry3Bbl protein in crops to kill Western corn rootworms has actually helped the insects develop an immunity against it... ...ren

8
Entry by Maclise

The steam from power plants can create bands of industrial snow. In 2013 the city of Pittsburgh reported up to an inch of snow caused by the steam o

7
Entry by Scott Laffey

Downtown Chicago smells like chocolate. The intoxicating aroma comes from the Blommer Chocolate Company. While most locals love and even create maps o

6
Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Our familiarity with touchscreens is changing the interaction between our brain and fingers. According to a 2014 study, participants who mainly use sm

5
Entry by LAJL

CRACKEDcO COM The high demand for lithium-ion batteries for portable devices and electric cars has affected farmers in Chile. Lithium mining has eaten

4

CRACKEDco COM French wine is getting more alcoholic because of climate change. The increased sunlight that the vineyards have been getting in recent y

3
Entry by Maclise

Big cities CRACKEDCON generate their own thunderstorms because of the skyscrapers, heat, and pollution. The city heat warms the air, which is funneled

2
Entry by Maclise

Highways create genetic barriers in animal populations. In one case, scientists found that two groups of rattlesnakes separated by a road had less in