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Here’s this week’s roundup of the weird and unexpected items you probably don’t need, but should probably buy anyway.
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By Jayla AndrulonisMashable Deals2019-08-10 08:00:00 UTC
As shopping writers, we sift through hundreds of reviews and scour the internet to bring you the best deals on the products you need the most. This week, that may have been the best equipment for building a home gym to ditch SoulCycle and Equinox for good, or maybe just a new portable AC to beat the heat.
As we journey through the trenches of the unknown to bring you the latest news on products you can trust, we often come across some pretty weird shit. The depths of Amazon can be a really strange place, ya’ll, but it’s all in a day’s work.
So without further ado, here are our top picks for the strangest products we stumbled across on Amazon this week:
This hybrid fish tank/LED desk organizer
Image: docoolerIf your coworkers are lame, just get yourself one of these hybrid fish tank desk organizers and replace them with a gang of cubicle-appropriate pets. What looks like a potential safety hazard at first glance is actually a surprisingly well-designed fish tank that circulates running water for the little guys inside. For $34.99 you’ll get the LED light, clock, fish tank hybrid complete with its own decorative pebbles and artificial plant. (Fish not included.)
A cat butt tissue holder
Image: what on earthThe ultimate in cat lady home decor, this novelty tissue dispenser will have you pulling Kleenex out of a cat’s behind like some sort of wacky magician. If your guests suffer from pet allergies, you can direct them to the source of the problem to soothe their sneezes. Since it’s made of easy-to-clean material, just toss your cat butt tissue holder in some soapy warm water to give it a rinse after flu season. Grab one for $35.55.
A life-size Celine Dion cutout
Image: Celebrity cutouts Sure, we love Drake. But let’s not forget it’s Celine Dion who takes the crown as Canada’s supreme superstar. For just $69.97, you can prop a life-size cardboard cutout of the “My Heart Will Go On” singer up at your next get together to add a bit of celebrity glam to the room.
The ultimate pillow for nap-lovers
Image: ostrich pillowIn theory, a pillow that allows you take snooze comfortably anywhere sounds like a dream. In reality? It’s somewhat nightmarish in appearance. Coined as “the ultimate immersive pillow” with a cocoon feel, the Ostrich Pillow is supposedly perfect for catching some z’s at work, during a long flight, or wherever a yawn ensues. Just slip it over your hand and breathe through its unusually small opening to head to dreamland. Get it for $99.
Poop emoji rubber.. ducks?
Image: shopcentsSomewhere on Sesame Street, Ernie is posted up shaking his head in disgust. Is nothing sacred and wholesome anymore? Anyway, grab a 12-pack for $9.99 so your kids can float around in a sudsy bathtub filled with rubber poop.
A replica blob of human fat
Image: nascoLooking for a creative way to keep your junk food cravings under control? Why not put a replica of five pounds of human body fat on display. On second thought, please don’t. Eat the Oreos and keep on living your best life. The fatty blob is priced at a reasonable(?) $75.07 if you find yourself in the market for one.
This dead rat odor eliminator
Image: ratsorbYou know what they say: Why fix a problem when you can cover it up, instead. And if the issue at hand is the stench of decaying rats in the walls of your home, you can pick up this specially formulated blend of oils for $14.65 on Amazon. Honestly, it has rave reviews.
A personalized selfie potato
Image: potato parcelIf you’re searching for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, why not send them an Idaho potato with your face on it? Thanks to Potato Parcel — previously featured on Shark Tank — you can upload a photo of your choosing and they’ll print it on a real potato. Get one for $16.99 on Amazon.
Baby gear for the burrito enthusiast
Image: highpot homeProve your burrito loyalty by swaddling your little one in a microfiber and polyester blend of a realistic tortilla. Why not wrap your newborn baby up in the blanket, complete the look with the matching hat, and head to Chipotle? Maybe you’ll even score some free food. Probably not, though. Get the cozy set for $8.69.