23 Facts That Challenge Accepted Beliefs About Outer Space

Space can be so beautiful and full of color. Except, no, probably not. Not at all.
23 Facts That Challenge Accepted Beliefs About Outer Space

We aren't here to pass judgment. Let us be clear: we are not here to pass judgment on you. It's actually our job to judge a variety of things, such as movies, television shows, sweets, and other Cracked-related items. But why should we have all the fun, we reasoned?

We thought it was past time for us to hear from you. After all, you've demonstrated that your instincts are often spot-on.

So we wondered: is the stuff that everyone thinks is so fantastic actually so great? There is an abundance of extremely popular entertainment available. People carve out chunks of their lives to binge-watch something or listen to podcasts about something that ended ten years ago.

The point is, just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good. We challenged our readers to create better, lesser-known versions of well-known games, music, books, and other pop culture classics.

The greatest is at the bottom, but first, here are the runners-up:

How do astronauts stand astronaut food? UNEES CPREAD IHeSe Cendr EIS 4127300142 Ade Easy. In space, you can't taste anything. Because of the lack of g
You might think that an astronaut without a helmet would explode lAke a balloon. But actually, aside from the lack of air, they'd be okay. Human skin
One fun thing about zero gravity is that you get taller. And it hurts like crazy. The human spine is a very nerve-dense part of your body, and stretch
Running from an Evil Empire? No problem, just duck nto an asteroid field. And immediately get caught, because the asteroids are hundreds of thousands
Think it'd be romantic to be an astronaut? HHH It's not. There is absolutely no sex. For one thing, there's no privacy. For another, being in space lo
If the Hubble has taught us anything it's that space is surprisingly colorful. Actually, maybe not. The Hubble doesn't have a color camera. The images
You need good eyesight, to become an astronaut. And if you stay in space too long, you might lose it. Out in space, there's no atmosphere to protect y
Putin wants to establish a Russian colony on the Moon by 2030. Maybe he hasn't heard of moon dust. It's a dense powder that sticks to everything it to
Ah, the beautiful, vast emptiness of spaceo Except around the Earth. That's filled with garbage. There are about 5,500 tons of space junk up above our
If we ever left the Solar System to explore strange new worlds, the Earth would be here waiting for us. Except that the solar system is constantly mov
Isn't t graceful how everyone moves So slowly. In space? It's actually nothing at all like waltz music. Objects in zero gravity move faster than norma
You probably think of astronauts as the picture of health. But the truth is, they're screwed if they get sick. Strike one: The immune system grows wea
We might not agree on whether Pluto's a planet but we all know it's blue, right? Wrong. It's brown. NASA'S New Horizons spacecraft recently reached Pl
Can't wait for the day when we can jump to lIight speed and watch the stars whiz by It's never going to happen. NASA put together a demonstration of w
Astronauts' lives are very structured. Right down to mandatory recreation time. The crew on the Skylab 4 mission got So stressed-out and overextended
You probably know that astronauts work out a lot. You might not know that they'll pass out, if they don't. In space, your heart gets smaller and weake
There's no water in space, and you're certainly in no danger from what little you bring with you. Except that you could drown. It nearly happened to I
If you went to the Moon, the most awesome part would be the dark side. Sorry, no. It doesn't exist. It's true that the moon has one side facing the Ea
Sc-f might have convinced you that space ships are, well, spacious. They're actually insanely cramped. In an actual space craft, every inch is devoted
You might think you can tell which way a comet is headed, by its tail. You'd be wrong. A comet actually has two tails, and they both point away from t
Don't go anywhere near a black hole. Itll Hoover you up lke a dust bunny Except they still have to obey the laws of physics. Black holes are not irres
Taking a dump In space tisn't so bad, once you master the suction toilets. And figure out when you have to go. Gravity plays a surprisingly large role
Weightlessness sure looks lke fun. AL It is, until your body starts reabsorbing your bones. Prolonged weightlessness convinces the body that its bones


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