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Who killed Mark Ruffalo's brother? When Scott Ruffalo died in 2008, police said he had been playing Russian roullete - until they found out that someone else had shot him. Two people were with him at the time, one of them a rich Saudi heiress. But if anyone knew anything, they kept their mouths shut. #truecrime #unsolvedmystery #wtf #creepy

15 Unsolved Mysteries That Are Disturbing As Hell

Who killed Mark Ruffalo's brother? When Scott Ruffalo died in 2008, police said he had been playing Russian roullete - until they found out that someone else had shot him. Two people were with him at the time, one of them a rich Saudi heiress. But if anyone knew anything, they kept their mouths shut. #truecrime #unsolvedmystery #wtf #creepy

Well, it's the holidays, and I don't feel anything. And it's not because of the pandemic or because I've finally been banned from the mall for trying to fight Santa so that I can become Santa: this has been building for years. #holidays #thanksgiving #christmas #sucks #america

5 Unspoken Reasons The Holidays Suck For Millions Of Americans

Well, it's the holidays, and I don't feel anything. And it's not because of the pandemic or because I've finally been banned from the mall for trying to fight Santa so that I can become Santa: this has been building for years. #holidays #thanksgiving #christmas #sucks #america

It was widely believed taht poop created its own flies. For centuries, scientists held that living beings could come from nonliving things - flies from manure, maggots from rotten meeat, or fish from mud. The idea wasn't thrown out until the 19th century, with Louis Pasteur's experiments. #science #history #fake #falsenews

15 'Scientific' Beliefs from the Past (That Were Embarrassingly Wrong)

It was widely believed taht poop created its own flies. For centuries, scientists held that living beings could come from nonliving things - flies from manure, maggots from rotten meeat, or fish from mud. The idea wasn't thrown out until the 19th century, with Louis Pasteur's experiments. #science #history #fake #falsenews

Now, you might say that it’s wrong to make fun of what people used to believe before Steve Jobs invented science in his garage. And we agree! Yes, it is wrong -- but it’s also outrageously funny. C'mon, have you seen all the crap your ancestors came up with? They were pretty much asking us to laugh at them! #fakenews #scientific #false

15 'Scientific' Beliefs from the Past (That Were Embarrassingly Wrong)

Now, you might say that it’s wrong to make fun of what people used to believe before Steve Jobs invented science in his garage. And we agree! Yes, it is wrong -- but it’s also outrageously funny. C'mon, have you seen all the crap your ancestors came up with? They were pretty much asking us to laugh at them! #fakenews #scientific #false

One of the central conflicts of Hamilton: An American Musical is the pull of Lin-Manuel Miranda's catchy rhymes versus your desire to escape the mockery of your cool friends, but another is between Northern Hamilton and his Southern frenemy, Thomas Jefferson, and all the stickiness that implies in the late 18th century. #history #hamilton #unitedstates #us

Oops, Hamilton Did Own Slaves

One of the central conflicts of Hamilton: An American Musical is the pull of Lin-Manuel Miranda's catchy rhymes versus your desire to escape the mockery of your cool friends, but another is between Northern Hamilton and his Southern frenemy, Thomas Jefferson, and all the stickiness that implies in the late 18th century. #history #hamilton #unitedstates #us

Little is known of King Edmund II. Having reigned from 1016 to ... slightly later in 1016, he is best known for being a fierce warrior king taking the fight to the Viking Danes and their local ruler Cnut, the scourge of both Anglo-Saxons and auto-corrects. For his brief yet ceaseless defense of the realm, the English king was nicknamed "Ironside." Which is ironic, given that Edmund Ironside likely died from leaving his backside exposed. #wtf #history #gross #toilet

One Medieval Royal Assassin Had The World's Crappiest Job

Little is known of King Edmund II. Having reigned from 1016 to ... slightly later in 1016, he is best known for being a fierce warrior king taking the fight to the Viking Danes and their local ruler Cnut, the scourge of both Anglo-Saxons and auto-corrects. For his brief yet ceaseless defense of the realm, the English king was nicknamed "Ironside." Which is ironic, given that Edmund Ironside likely died from leaving his backside exposed. #wtf #history #gross #toilet

In 1985, the day after Thanksgiving, one of the most expensive paintings in the world was stolen. In under 15 minutes, a mysterious couple walked into the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson and walked out with impressionist painter Willem de Kooning's Woman-Ochre, valued today at over $160 million. The woman stayed behind to distract the guard while the man skipped upstairs, cut the painting out of its frame, and mosied back down. #mystery #art #theft #history

Greatest Art Thieves (Were Probably) ... An Old Suburban Couple?

In 1985, the day after Thanksgiving, one of the most expensive paintings in the world was stolen. In under 15 minutes, a mysterious couple walked into the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson and walked out with impressionist painter Willem de Kooning's Woman-Ochre, valued today at over $160 million. The woman stayed behind to distract the guard while the man skipped upstairs, cut the painting out of its frame, and mosied back down. #mystery #art #theft #history

It's a Grimm tale as old as time. Two children abandoned in the woods, relying only on each other to survive and failing horribly. But in the case of two forest urchins near Suffolk, England in the 12th century, they emerged from the forest not just victorious in their survival, but welcomed back into civilization with open arms -- as aliens. #urbanlegends #mysteries #world #history #wtf

5 Urban Legends From History That Were Wacky As Heck

It's a Grimm tale as old as time. Two children abandoned in the woods, relying only on each other to survive and failing horribly. But in the case of two forest urchins near Suffolk, England in the 12th century, they emerged from the forest not just victorious in their survival, but welcomed back into civilization with open arms -- as aliens. #urbanlegends #mysteries #world #history #wtf

Did you know that if you converted the national debt to dollar bills and stacked them on top of each other, you would reach a good portion of the way to Pluto? Well, that's a completely useless fact. No one is going to convert the national debt to dollar bills and stack them on top of each other, no one wants to do that, doing that would be impossible, and it would illustrate nothing. #stats #facts #weirdworld #learning

16 Statistics That Change How We See The World

Did you know that if you converted the national debt to dollar bills and stacked them on top of each other, you would reach a good portion of the way to Pluto? Well, that's a completely useless fact. No one is going to convert the national debt to dollar bills and stack them on top of each other, no one wants to do that, doing that would be impossible, and it would illustrate nothing. #stats #facts #weirdworld #learning

Hey, we get it: Losing weight is super tough. Every where you look, society is blasting your senses with delicious fat slathered in more fat on top of fat -- and it's all delicious as fuck.But Cracked's here to help. Along with AuntieMeme, a questionably-certified nutritionist, we dug up some of the most disgusting meals ever that are guaranteed to make you never want to eat again. #creepy #gross #food #wtf Creepy Quotes, Certified Nutritionist, Gross Food, We Got It, How To Become Rich, Weird World, Our Planet, No Cook Meals, Losing Weight

The 26 Most Terrifying Foods on Our Planet

Hey, we get it: Losing weight is super tough. Every where you look, society is blasting your senses with delicious fat slathered in more fat on top of fat -- and it's all delicious as fuck.But Cracked's here to help. Along with AuntieMeme, a questionably-certified nutritionist, we dug up some of the most disgusting meals ever that are guaranteed to make you never want to eat again. #creepy #gross #food #wtf

We periodically send a number of our bravest / most foolish writers to scour the annals of archaeology in order to uncover the most nightmare-inducing discoveries ever dug up. It's that time of the year again, so get ready to dive in with these artifacts that would've made Indiana Jones soil his khakis. #terrifying #artifacts #anthropology #relics #creepy

5 Terrifying Real Artifacts (With Even Creepier Stories)

We periodically send a number of our bravest / most foolish writers to scour the annals of archaeology in order to uncover the most nightmare-inducing discoveries ever dug up. It's that time of the year again, so get ready to dive in with these artifacts that would've made Indiana Jones soil his khakis. #terrifying #artifacts #anthropology #relics #creepy

Mistakes happen in every line of work, from cleaning toilets to handling stuff that could turn a city into a crater. We'd all like to believe that the people in charge of radioactive material are impervious to screwing up, but nope. It turns out they're just as dumb and clumsy as the rest of us. Here are some glowing (literally) examples of workers, scientists, and even government professionals dropping the ball -- a ball made out of isotopes. #wtf #terrifying #nuclearweapons #history…

6 Terrifying Times People Just Kinda Lost Nuclear Stuff

Mistakes happen in every line of work, from cleaning toilets to handling stuff that could turn a city into a crater. We'd all like to believe that the people in charge of radioactive material are impervious to screwing up, but nope. It turns out they're just as dumb and clumsy as the rest of us. Here are some glowing (literally) examples of workers, scientists, and even government professionals dropping the ball -- a ball made out of isotopes. #wtf #terrifying #nuclearweapons #history…

You know how people like to excuse dumb behavior by explaining that humans are, after all, animals? And that, by golly, we're not that different from the rest of the animal kingdom? Welp, it turns out we are, and in some oversized brain-numbing ways. And before you decide that we're just doing a bit: We aren't. There are actual scientific facts about the differences between human and non-human animals. #weird #wtf #science #biology

15 Scientific Reasons Humans Are The Weirdest Animals Alive

You know how people like to excuse dumb behavior by explaining that humans are, after all, animals? And that, by golly, we're not that different from the rest of the animal kingdom? Welp, it turns out we are, and in some oversized brain-numbing ways. And before you decide that we're just doing a bit: We aren't. There are actual scientific facts about the differences between human and non-human animals. #weird #wtf #science #biology

During this spooky season of terror, let's take a moment to celebrate how we are living on the precipice of global catastrophe and our every action is governed by fear. I mean, we have Nazis and an insecure idiot in control of nuclear weapons. On the other hand, a few generations ago, their Nazis had tanks, and their insecure idiot actually used nuclear weapons. #weird #grandparents #wtf #funny #lol Losing Someone, Horror Comics, Weird World, Wtf Funny, Insecure, Grandparents, Dumb And Dumber, Tanks, Weapons

6 Weird Things That Terrified Our Nerd Grandparents

During this spooky season of terror, let's take a moment to celebrate how we are living on the precipice of global catastrophe and our every action is governed by fear. I mean, we have Nazis and an insecure idiot in control of nuclear weapons. On the other hand, a few generations ago, their Nazis had tanks, and their insecure idiot actually used nuclear weapons. #weird #grandparents #wtf #funny #lol

When the Holy Bible -- inarguably the most messed up horror novel ever published -- calls out something as being particularly terrifying, you know it's bad. That's why, to this day, whenever somebody points out "a swarm of" something, you pay full and quivering attention. But forget rats or locusts, there are loads of lesser-known plagues, featuring new and exciting ways to horrify you. #terrifying #nature #scary #plague #infestation Weird World, Rats, National Geographic, Scary, Horror, Novels, Forget, Bible, Nature

6 Terrifying Animal Swarms Capable of Causing Total Mayhem

When the Holy Bible -- inarguably the most messed up horror novel ever published -- calls out something as being particularly terrifying, you know it's bad. That's why, to this day, whenever somebody points out "a swarm of" something, you pay full and quivering attention. But forget rats or locusts, there are loads of lesser-known plagues, featuring new and exciting ways to horrify you. #terrifying #nature #scary #plague #infestation

Serial killers in movies are all constrained by the same limitation: The imagination of a screenwriter, who is presumably not a murderous psychopath. No matter how disgusting or outright evil the fictional killer, there's somebody out there topping them in real life. The only words of comfort we can offer right now is that none of these shitheads are still on the streets. #horror #murder #truecrime #creepy #scary Creepy Facts, Fun Facts, Scary, Words Of Comfort, Screenwriter, Weird World, Psychopath, Serial Killers, True Crime

5 Real-Life Murderers More Terrifying Than Any Horror Movie

Serial killers in movies are all constrained by the same limitation: The imagination of a screenwriter, who is presumably not a murderous psychopath. No matter how disgusting or outright evil the fictional killer, there's somebody out there topping them in real life. The only words of comfort we can offer right now is that none of these shitheads are still on the streets. #horror #murder #truecrime #creepy #scary