1. A coin bank with a weird face on it…
Promising review: "I bought this thing as a white elephant gift for work, not expecting it to be the hottest present in the room. This guy is freakishly adorable, especially when you start to feed it coins. It's a little wonky taking them and sometimes you have to mess with it a bit to get it to start chomping, but man.... it's so creepy with its little beady eyes and rubber skin. It's awesome." —Rich
2. A pimple-popping toy is a great stress reliever.
Promising review: "It is addictively gross and relaxing all at once. It sat next to my computer and I found myself popping and picking at it when I was bored. The pus is surprisingly pleasant-smelling and was nice on my hands." —J.D.
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3. A phallic bottle opener so you may open a beer with a ....
Promising review: "Solid wood, with a nice heft." —Amazon Customer
4. A handmade pocket-sized mirror made of dentures is just….
Promising review: "This is so disgustingly COOL! Shipping was prompt, too. I will be the envy of all my friends." —Anonymous
5. A "boyfriend" body pillow is, according to some reviewers, better than the real thing…
Promising review: "This is a great pillow! Boyfriend left me for his ex and I needed something to cuddle with while binge-watching True Blood and Game of Thrones. Kind of wish it had separated fingers so we could hold hands but the lack of a mouth to tell me a bunch of lies kind of evens that out. Highly recommend!" —rebekah bolton
6. A compilation of baby doll pieces you can use as a planter.
7. A licking brush may be a bit too much…
Promising review: "I have enjoyed using the device, and it has certainly helped me connect with my favorite pussy cat, Colonel Angus, a lot better. I discovered this marvelous product while talking to a canoe driver who had gone under the bridge; we stopped off for a box lunch at the Y (clam and pie - YUM!) and she told me that she'd found out about the product from a guy who was yodeling down in the valley. So word of mouth is definitely spreading. My family doesn't really understand it (this isn't something I can do when Aunt Flo is in town, for instance), and a lot of guys I know just wouldn't do it, but I love it. The only complaint that I could possibly have about the device is the name — Licki? There must be a cunning linguist on staff who could come up with something else to call it." —Maurice Cobbs
8. If you love feeling grass on your feet, you will love these flip-flops
Promising review: "I bought these flip-flops for my mom because she loves the feeling of walking on grass, but hates getting her feet dirty. I gave these to her and she thought it was the funniest thing in the world until she put them on — now I can't get her to take them off! Great product for a small investment." —Jackie
9. This bug catcher vacuum sucks unwanted visitors up into a chamber
Promising review: "If you're seriously grossed out and terrified by bugs, here at last is the secret weapon you NEED. You cock it, hold the business end near the bug, and push the red button. Voila, the bug is sucked into a plastic chamber in a microsecond, out of your life for all practical purposes. The bug isn't even injured, just confined, so if you're feeling tenderhearted you can take it outdoors and release it. The bug cannot escape, even if you use the BugZooka again immediately. The second bug and subsequent bugs just join the first one, safe and secure. The BugZooka is about 2 feet long, so you don't even have to get close to your insect victim. I discovered this device the same year I saw my first stink bug (in my house, egad). Not only are stink bugs the nastiest, creepiest creatures ever, they supposedly give off a horrid smell if you smush them. What to do? Happily the BugZooka doesn't smush them or activate their stink. I can say honestly that my quality of life has improved since I've had a BugZooka, because I no longer feel distress (or panic!) when I see a wasp or stinkbug. It even works on flies if you're fast on the trigger. What a great product!" —Calli
10. A personalized ski mask — you send a photo and they'll print it onto the fabric.
Promising review: "Absolutely terrifying. It *almost* looks like my boss, if he were a nightmare demon. He’s gonna hate it when he finds out!" —Abby
11. A package of 1,500 live ladybugs if you need a natural defense against aphids.
Promising review: "First, keep in mind that 1,500 ladybugs is A LOT of ladybugs. Every once in a while, my hibiscus gets an aphid invasion. Normally, I notice and clip the buds and flowers off and the problem stays manageable. Recently, I didn't and those darn aphids got out of control, then ants discovered the aphids and all their wonderful honeydew and moved in. My poor hibiscus started to suffer and it was just a bit of a mess. Enter ladybugs. I have a son who is almost 4 and I thought that these would be great entertainment for him, as well as help get rid of our problem. We wound up putting them all over all of our plants since our area is relatively small and there were quite a lot of these guys. My son loved the ladybugs crawling all over and then seeing them eating the aphids and anything else that was attacking some of our plants. Within days, my hibiscus started looking a lot healthier and started to sprout more green leaves and healthy buds! Thank you, ladybugs, for saving my plants! I think it's also important to note that I don't think there was even one ladybug in the bag that didn't survive the journey. I let most of them just crawl out of the bag themselves and had none left behind. —Samantha Bilodeau (Musings of Madjy)
12. A set of mop slippers enables you to get the job done in less time.
Promising review: "I LOVE these. While just walking through the house, I'm dusting too. And living in the desert — that's a must daily. They are perfect. I sprayed some Endust on them, turned up the music, and danced my time away. Works great!" —Dave and Jay Raber
13. A fridge magnet that looks like a blob of fat.
Promising review: "Once I saw that this one had a magnet, I had to have it. Instead of having a replica lying around the house, it sticks to my fridge door, which is much more useful in reminding me to eat healthier and be conscious of what I put into my body. The size is good, as it fits comfortably in the palm of my hand, and doesn't take up too much space on the fridge." —Coby Isley
14. “Moody” tea cups…
15. A real human spine was used to mold these candles. Very romantic, indeed…
16. Print your face on your suitcase. You will never lose it again.
Promising review: "Photo is so clear on the case, and love the silky feel of the wetsuit-like material. Love it so much we’re ordering another!!" —Alana
17. A tissue box
Promising review: "I gave this as a gift. The response was literally a thousand laughs. The person to whom I gave it has brought it up in conversation several times to me and to others. The receiver just can’t get over how funny it is." —Charles K.
18. Cat-butt coasters
Promising review: "Hysterical item for cat lovers! Everyone gets a good chuckle once they realize what they are about to rest their drink on." —D McTavish
This unicorn head is actually a squirrel feeder.
Promising review: "This squirrel feeder is absolutely amazing. Truly works. Endless entertainment. The squirrels loved this so much they tore through the nose holes to get the nuts out. Would recommend for a good laugh." —Sarahaaa
Bugs printed on sandwich bags will definitely prevent your coworkers from stealing your lunch.
Promising review: "The practical joker in me loves these. Take your lunch to work in these and watch your workmates scream when you eat lunch at your desk! Use them to store your lunch in the company fridge ... no one will take your sandwich." —Mandy
Best possible choice for a shower curtain.
22. I see you...
23. Keep it safe….
Promising review: "Works like a charm. Also something that cracks me up: One nut is lower down then the other! It's perfect." —Andrew P
24. Soap fingers.
25. A TP spindle you can record voice notes on and really mess with your guests.
Promising review: "So I work at a plumbing company, and I like to give plumbing-related funny gifts to people up here at work when they force Secret Santa down my throat. I thought this gift would be perfect. You could remind someone to flush the toilet, or spray Febreze if needed, put the toilet seat down, or a lovely little greeting such as 'Welcome to the Dunn's guest bathroom. As a reminder there is a match to your left, and the guest towels are located in the cupboard on the wall. Please refrain from stealing the Vicodin out of the medicine cabinet.' You could even scare someone and prank them. Like pretending there is a ghost. Possibilities are ENDLESS with this." —Charlotte
26. I think this is the best contraception method ever
Promising review: "I work from home and my husband loves to save money on the heating bill in the winter. Now I can wear my Cocoonsie instead of dragging huge blankets all around the house. I had tried the Snuggie before, but my backside was cold and I can't type with how big the sleeves are. I'm really excited how versatile this is and would definitely recommend!! I even got one for my pregnant sister-in-law who lives up north! She's already obsessed with how warm and comfortable it is. Added bonus: My kitty loves cuddling inside my Cocoonsie while we are laying around too." —Amazon Customer
27. This makes pasta more interesting.
Promising review: "My wife received this as an Xmas gift from myself, and she smiles every time she pulls it out from its home in the cabinet. That alone makes it worth five stars in my book, but it's also sized nicely (just slightly smaller than a standard colander), is made of very strong plastic, and has extremely expressive eyes, which make for great handles. What's not to like?" —Gentleman Rook
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Well, this was quite a list. There is a saying that every product has its customer.
You've probably heard of it. And these products are the proof of that saying.
While they may have questionable practical purposes, one thing they do good - make us laugh. And we are thankful for that.