27 ‘Utopian’ Societies That Are Anything But

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27 ‘Utopian’ Societies That Are Anything But

It’s easy to think that a place called The Hillsong Church, or a group called The Breatharians would be straight up lovely, right? Well, the titles definitely sold us! But after we spent some serious time getting to know the leaders and the overall ethos of their cults (sorry, groups), we came back with our fair share of PTSD. Maybe a little trip to Disney World will help calm our… Oh God! No!!!

GRACKED COM Walt Disney World's River County was once responsible for the death of a boy in 1980, who died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in the water park. However, this incident wasn't enough to shut it down. It was only shut down in 2001 due to lack of demand.

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A super fascinating organization, marrying Freemasonry, the occult and philosophy, the Hermetic Order splintered in 1903 after its founders fell out over issues concerning Aleister Crowley. Four subsequent magic organizations were set up, mainly involving a lot of sex stuff. CRACKED

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The U.S. is 1 of only 4 countries in the world that does not require paid maternity leave. The U.S. ranks last among developed countries when it comes to paid parental leave. While many U.S. companies offer paid parental leave, the United States is the only advanced country without a federal law mandating it. CRACKED.COM

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In the US, the number of vacant houses are six times greater than the number of homeless people. USA Europe Homeless 3.5 million 4.1 million people Vacant 18.5 million 11 million houses The ratio in Europe is less than half that. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM MYTH: The Founding Fathers had a shared vision for the country. If we wanted to ask What would the Founding Fathers think?, we wouldn't even know who to ask. There are never-ending debates among historians who is even counted as a Founding Father. Among the individuals considered, they had very conflicting views.

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CRACKED.COM Everybody knows that Jamaica is a stoner country, right? Nope! Jamaica strictly banned all forms of marijuana use until 2015. Even now, they allow only 2 ounces per person. In comparison, Colorado legalized marijuana sooner than Jamaica!

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