Cracked Archive - Science & History

5 Weapons Only Intended to Scare People
5 Weapons Only Intended to Scare People

Oh, you look tough right now. But let’s see you when a flaming camel runs at your elephants

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Four Gross Things You Can Use to Make (Gross) Wine
Four Gross Things You Can Use to Make (Gross) Wine

That’s not just a hint of ox’s blood you’re tasting, that’s actual ox’s blood

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Four Hilarious Ways Cities Are Discouraging Idiot Tourists
Four Hilarious Ways Cities Are Discouraging Idiot Tourists

Amsterdam would like you to take your weed smoking literally anywhere else

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Three Guys in Sadomasochistic Relationships With Their Cybertrucks
Three Guys in Sadomasochistic Relationships With Their Cybertrucks

It’s like David Cronenberg’s ‘Crash’ but with a lot more Elon Musk

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5 Services the Rich Can Hire to Outsource Their Whole Life
5 Services the Rich Can Hire to Outsource Their Whole Life

If your own parents aren’t quite satisfactory, hire some actors to serve as replacements

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5 Product Placements That Companies Thought Made Them Look Bad
5 Product Placements That Companies Thought Made Them Look Bad

‘Breaking Bad’ really wanted a tequila company to sponsor them, but this didn’t work out, because of the murder

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The 7 Most Unhinged Commencement Speeches in Graduation History
The 7 Most Unhinged Commencement Speeches in Graduation History

Live your life by a very generous interpretation of these ideas

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4 Scientific Facts Rational People Should Refuse to Believe
4 Scientific Facts Rational People Should Refuse to Believe

If we told you someone’s hiding edible microchips in your cheese, you’d think we were nuts

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4 Neighbors So Bad, the Government Had to Get Involved
4 Neighbors So Bad, the Government Had to Get Involved

If a neighbor asks you to hold on to a mysterious box for them, just say no

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The Most Important Things That Were Just Pulled Out of the Sea
The Most Important Things That Were Just Pulled Out of the Sea

Including the world’s first computer, which dates back to the first century B.C.E.

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Unlikely Events That Descended into Fyre Festival Levels of Chaos
Unlikely Events That Descended into Fyre Festival Levels of Chaos

Billy McFarland and Ja Rule have nothing on these guys

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The Fast-Food Burger That Was Twice As Deadly As Panera’s Lemonade
The Fast-Food Burger That Was Twice As Deadly As Panera’s Lemonade

Even its name recognized its monstrous qualities

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5 Massive Troves of Gold Stuck Maddeningly Out-of-Reach
5 Massive Troves of Gold Stuck Maddeningly Out-of-Reach

Want a quadrillion tons of gold? We know just the place

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A Brief History of Eurovision’s Political Messiness
A Brief History of Eurovision’s Political Messiness

Whoever said music brings us together clearly didn’t understand just how much Armenia and Azerbaijan hate each other

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