John Early Is Figuring Out How to Be Sincere

As the star of the sharp new indie ‘Stress Positions,’ the irreverent comic works in a more serious vein. He tells Cracked why he’s getting comfortable with being earnest — even if he’s scared everyone will think he’s pretentious

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26 Bits of Trivia That Will Make Every Pair of Slacks You Wear Smarty-Pants

26 Bits of Trivia That Will Make Every Pair of Slacks You Wear Smarty-Pants

The truth can hurt, but you don’t have to worry about these truths. We promise. They’re not biting, hard truths that will cut to your core. Well, unless you’re a rural show on CBS in the early 1970s. Then yeah, getting canceled in the great “rural purge” might be a hard pill to swallow. Sorry ‘bout that. The rest of these are fun though!

CRACKED.COM Soldiers in an elite German unit are growing left breasts. au In their drill, they're hitting that side of their chests with rifles over and over, and that seems to be making breast tissue grow. Scientists just aren't sure how.

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A WOMAN LIVES A NORMAL LIFE WITH ONLY HALF A BRAIN. When she was 8, Christina Santhouse had to get the right hemisphere of her brain removed due to a condition called Rasmussen's Syndrome. Besides her paralysis in her left arm and visual impairments, she is pretty much fine. CRACKED.COM

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The deep-ocean submersible Alvin has been in service so long that none of its components are original. Like the Ship of Theseus, every part of the DSV Alvin has been replaced over the last 58 years of service, in which it explored hydro- thermal vents, the Titanic, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Volkswagen made a dashboard-mounted coffee maker in the late 1950s. The Hertella-Auto Kaf- feemaschine could be mounted straight onto the dash of a '59 Beetle, with porcelain cups which could stick to the ma- chine magnetically. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Cashew farming is hellish. To get to the cashew nuts, you have to go through a hard shell containing caustic oil that burns the skin - and poorly paid workers in developed countries aren't often provided with protective gear. That's not even the worse part, as the cashew industry is often powered by people locked in forced labor camps. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM Faye Dunaway soaked Roman Polanski with pee (or so they say). Polanski being an abusive director and Dunaway being not exactly a pushover, sparks flew on the set of Chinatown. According to cinematographer John Alonzo, Polanski refused to let Dunaway take bathroom breaks - so she just peeds on a cup and throwed it on Polanski's face.

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John Early Is Figuring Out How to Be Sincere

As the star of the sharp new indie ‘Stress Positions,’ the irreverent comic works in a more serious vein. He tells Cracked why he’s getting comfortable with being earnest — even if he’s scared everyone will think he’s pretentious

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