The Eleven Most Shockingly Gross Food-Industry Settlements. The 5 Scientific Experiments Most Likely to End the World. Let's face it, we really trust science.
In fact, studies suggest that the vast majority of people will murder another human being, if a guy in a lab coat tells them it's OK. But surely in their insatiable curiosity and desire to put knowledge above all things, science would never, say, inadvertently set off a chain of events that lead to some sort of disaster that ended the world.
The 5 Greatest Things Ever Accomplished While High. Cracked.com's new book is now on sale.
What follows is one of the classic articles that appear in the book, along with 18 new articles that you can't read anywhere else. Any dreadlocked white guys finding this article after Googling "Drugs Rule" should know that we've given this list about drugs a rule. To make the cut, an accomplishment has to be considered great by people who could pass a field sobriety test. So no Grateful Dead music. The 6 Weirdest Ways Wild Animals Are Having to Adapt to Us. Humanity's track record with animals has never been stellar.
6 Animals That Just Don't Give A F#@k. Some animals are boring, and that's fine: They're all gathering nuts or looking for mates or marking territory or some stupid shit.
Hey, you know, whatever floats your boat, squirrel. 5 Lovable Animals You Didn't Know Are Secretly Terrifying. 6 Surprisingly Advanced Ways Animals Use Medicine. #3.
Monkeys and Elephants Practice Family Planning If there's one single thing that separates humans from animals, it's that we actually put some thought into who we'll have sex with. Animals don't plan for a baby; they just hump the nearest female they see and let natural selection take care of the rest. Hell, dogs will hump your leg if they're in the mood. They don't care.
Of course they will. 6 Things You Won't Believe Animals Do Just Like Us. #3. Birds Are Grammar Nazis petinfoclub. 17 More Images You Wont Believe Arent Photoshopped. This is the fourth installment of our series where we prove that sometimes, real life is stranger than Photoshop (see Part One, Part Two and Part Three).
So enjoy our continuing chronicle of jaw-dropping pics that make you shout "FAKE! " the moment you see them, but in fact are not. Even if, in some cases, we really wish they were ... A Glitch in the Matrix. The True Stories Behind 5 Famous WTF Images. Most people have already seen the following images in the ‘WTF’ sections of social bookmarking sites, in threads dedicated to badass pictures or just circulated through their inboxes by the “funny” boss.
There is never an explanation for these pictures, because they seem to intrinsically defy explanation; they are just still moments in time of unbelievable scope, and epic badassery. It seems hard to imagine what brought about the extraordinary circumstances these images depict, and that’s the magic, really - letting your imagination run with these ridiculous situations. Well, I decided to do some research on what the actual explanations were behind these famous pictures…because I hate magic, and I want to ruin it for you forever. I drown witches, bitches. This image has been circling the Net for a while now, and it’s not hard to see why: This guy is equal parts Shaft, Lex Luthor and Doctor Who.
7 Classic Movies You Didn't Know Were Rip-Offs. 5 Creepy Superhero Origin Stories The Movies Wisely Left Out. #2.
The Hulk Has Rage Issues Due to Child Abuse Marvel Super-Heroes #59 (1976) The Origin We Know: A gamma bomb, or some other source of gamma radiation, explodes in Dr. 7 Shockingly Dark Origins of Lovable Children's Characters. Back in the swinging 70s, the McDonald's marketing campaign revolved almost entirely around McDonaldland, a fictional fairy land where French fries grew on trees.
It was populated by characters like Ronald McDonald, Mayor McCheese and the Hamburglar, whose obsession with stealing and eating burgers quickly becomes unsettling when you realize that in McDonaldland, hamburgers are people. "A census-taker tried to test me once. I ate his liver with McNuggets and a vanilla milkshake. Rabble rabble.
" 6 Famous Characters You Didn't Know Were Shameless Rip-Offs. Although the G.I.
Joe action figures have existed since the 60s, it wasn't until 1982 that they gained personalities, an actual story and their very own nemesis; becoming the G.I. Joe we know and love. And we're not talking about the 1996 "extreme" version which we prefer to ignore and hate. The enemy was of course Cobra, a snake themed terrorist organization with a soft spot in their dark hearts for secret fortresses, giant lasers and parachutes (safety first!).
They are a Rip-Off of: Oh, and also: 21 Direct to DVD Rip-Offs of Hit Movies We'll See Next. The 6 Most Psychotic Rip-Offs of Famous Animated Films. We've been spoiled by Disney and Pixar. When you think of an animated movie you usually picture something that's pretty damned good (or at least mildly entertaining, if you're talking about Dreamworks). But then there is the dark underbelly of animated film, hacks and zero budget backroom operations trying to make money off these modern classics. The results of their work are amazing, in the way that horrible natural disasters are amazing. Video Brinquedo, the Brazilian producer of this Cars ripoff, built an entire empire on ripped-off Pixar cartoons and hatred of children. Their whole business model rests on getting their movies bought by easily confused grandmothers as a shitty Christmas gift, sort of like when you ask your mom to pick up Burger King and she brings back a dog turd between two buns also made out of dog turds.
Or a Wendy's burger (yeah, we went there). The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth. It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted. " Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. It probably has something to do with all the dead bodies scattered around. What Niagara Falls is to weddings, Aokigahara is to suicide. More than 500 fucking people have taken their own lives in Aokigahara since the 1950s. The trend has supposedly started after Seicho Matsumoto published his novel Kuroi Kaiju (Black Sea of Trees) where two of his characters commit suicide there.
Also skulls. 6 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to be True (Part 3!) It's that time again. It's becoming a reader favorite and Halloween tradition for us to count down those ridiculously over-the-top gruesome urban myths that, oh by the way, happen to be true. This is our third year (HERE is the first one, and HERE is the second) and once again these stories prove that truth is far more horrifying than fiction. 7 Terrifying Prehistoric Creatures (That Are Still Around) Look, sharks are terrifying enough already, but at least mankind was lucky enough not to have suffered through God's Cubist period, during which He designed, among other things, a shark with a circular saw for a face. Source. Those might be long dead, but you know what is very, horribly alive? 6 Real People With Mind-Blowing Mutant Superpowers.
The 6 Most Incredible Real World Beast Masters. Disney movies make hanging out with wild animals look like a walk in a fun, happy, completely predator-free park.