6 Filthy Pieces of Graffiti from Ancient History. The 6 Craziest Ways Creators Hid Themselves in Video Games. The 5 Weirdest Sixth Senses Humans Have (Without Knowing It) Every attempt to prove that humans have some kind of telepathic sixth sense shows it to be complete bullshit.
But we still shouldn't sell ourselves short -- we have all sorts of "extra" senses that we either never use or don't notice when we do. And some of them come pretty damned close to mind reading. For instance ... #5. 8 Ridiculous Animal Myths You Probably Believe. #4.
If You Throw Rice at Weddings, You're a Bird Murderer The Myth: If you throw rice, birds will eat it. 6 Pieces of Fan Art That Are Better Than the Original. #3.
The Fan-Made Cloverfield Monsters Were Better Than the Real Thing P. Reilly When the first teaser trailer for Cloverfield was released, showing a bunch of New Yorkers escaping from some sort of massive unseen creature, it immediately captured the imaginations of Internetters everywhere: What the hell was that thing? Godzilla?
IMDBThe time was right for a gritty reboot. Cloverfield practically achieved cult status before it was even released -- but then it was released, and we saw that the monster was just some stupid-looking CG bug and moved on with our lives. MWC ToysTo get the full experience, shake your monitor for 90 minutes. The 4 Most Baffling Trends in Old-Timey Album Covers. One day in the distant future, long after our society has fallen to an alien army or some new up-and-coming species (elktopi?)
, I hope that they will sift through our cultural ashes in an effort to understand who we were. And I hope that in their search, they stumble upon a perfectly preserved flea market bin of vintage records, and nothing else. Not because those albums accurately depict what life was like for humanity at the apex of its existence, but because all the cover art on records from the 1950s and '60s is so confusing and removed from reality that it looks like it was created in an alternate dimension. 5 Ridiculous Medical Myths You Probably Believe. #2.
The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries. #3.
The Sewer of Babies Getty A group of archaeologists excavating a sewer underneath a Roman/Byzantine bathhouse in Ashkelon, Israel, thought they'd drawn the short end of the science stick, what with having to dig through ancient poo and all. Until they started turning up hundreds of thousands of tiny little bones, and realized just how screwed they really were. The 6 Greatest Video Games We'll Never Get to Play. As I briefly touched on in this article, the one thing common to every gamer I know is that they all have at least one revolutionary, brilliant, perfect and heartbreakingly unrealized "I Have a Game" concept: some combination of elements, some untapped property or some new direction for a sequel that just never got made, but would shake the gaming world to the core if it did.
The single greatest tragedy in gaming isn't what that manipulative bitch Peach is doing to poor Mario's heart; it's that, though we will get endless iterations of Call of Battle: Duty Field from now until the heat death of the universe, we'll never see these masterpieces get made. But fuck that noise: This is the Internet. This is where dreams come true, even (hell, especially) the awful ones. 14 Photographs That Shatter Your Image of Famous People. When you step out the door, you're playing a role.
Whether you're a hippie, stock broker, police officer or biker, you dress the way the world expects you to dress, you act the way the world expects you to act. So you can imagine how much more intense this is for celebrities, whose very careers depend on managing a public image down to the molecule. But even they can't keep the occasional image-shattering photo from leaking out to the public ... #14. Dr. Via Biography.com There are two kinds of people in the world: those who, when seeing this photo, immediately hear "Werewolves of London" in their heads, and those who do not. 5 Ridiculous Origins of Famous Urban Legends. We don't expect our craziest urban legends to exist for good reasons, but we do at least expect their origins to be mysterious.
If you can just point to the guy who made up the crazy story in the first place, what are we doing here? 6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying. All of a sudden, it's like you can't make huge amounts of money without people getting all pissed off about it.
And it's only going to get worse -- with the election coming up and the weather getting warmer, this whole "Occupy" movement is probably going to come back strong. The 1 percent will feel even more besieged than before. "What the hell? " you're probably thinking, if you're somehow both rich and reading an article with this title, "I didn't crash the economy! " You might even be tempted to take to a microphone, to defend yourself and your wealthy friends. . #6. "The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 ... and so by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over ... " The 10 Most Perverted Old School Video Games. Cho Aniki (Playstation) It was inevitable that a Japanese game designer would follow their Japanese/English dictionary along a trail of mistranslation leading from "happy" to "whimsical" to "gay" and finally to "fucking hell, that is ass-demolishing gay.
" It looks like that's what happened here. Cho Aniki is a cross between Gradius and lubricated men having sex with each other. You start the game as a nine-story flying man in a Speedo firing lasers out of your viking hat, and yes you read the beginning of this sentence correctly. The main boss is a pyramid of men in bikinis launching Skittles out of their mouths.
After a few minutes of this, you are transported to a dimension of pure homoerotica. Eroticism: 0/10 Let me try to paint this baby-oil massage of a mental picture: The first boss is a monstrously huge man wearing a metal sphere for a codpiece. Nudity Challenge: 0/10 The game itself isn't that hard if you know what you're doing. 18 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 9) As we've demonstrated many times before in our most popular feature on Cracked, the forces of the universe love the sound of people shouting "Fake! " at their computer screens, and photographers love to capture the proof. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. And now ... #18. The Ancient One Awakens from His Long Slumber Church of the Flying Spaghetti MonsterAnother normal day at Innsmouth Beach.
The 5 Stages of Revenge Fantasies Every Man Has Had. Being a man is about a lot of things: It's about morality, it's about strength of will, it's about maintaining honor in the face of adversity. But mostly it's about involuntary, delusional, immature power fantasies launching at the slightest provocation. They say that "A rich interior world is a joy to own," but if you're anything like me, your interior world is less "joy" than it is a constant, unceasing Tony Jaa movie that unfolds in response to every minor annoyance.
If you've ever asked a man what he was thinking and thought you detected a little something false in his answer, I'd like to try to give you the real one right now. But first, there are a few things you should understand about the interior of some men's minds. 6 Disasters Caused by Poorly Designed User Interfaces. Until humans learn how to command machines with their minds (or vice versa), we're always going to need some sort of menu, control panel or whatever to interact with our machines and tell them to do our jobs for us. And these controls had better be really freaking clear, and simple, and easy to use. 5 Mind-Blowing Things Found in Our Own Solar System. 5 Ridiculous Cold War Myths You Learned in History Class. The second half of the 20th century was dominated by the world's two remaining superpowers facing each other down. The rest of the world rallied behind one or the other as Soviet and American forces started in on spying and covert warring.
5 Amazing Performances From Actors Who Weren't Acting. 5 Bizarre Dinosaurs You Didn't Know Existed. Admit it, everything you know about dinosaurs you learned from watching Jurassic Park. Or, possibly, you learned it while paying attention in school.