The internet is an odd place to be. Some people might use the Internet to look for fresh seafood delivery in Kuala Lumpur, buy anime, stationeries or even a car. But here’s the thing: there’s a catch. Some of us are an odd bunch. Those days, ff you did anything strange before the internet, you would keep it to yourself. You can now join a community of people who do the same strange things as you. Even so, it doesn’t explain some of the nonsense stated below.
- Mouse in a Jar
Mice are low-maintenance pets that are fun to have around. They’re little, fuzzy, and cuddly, plus they’re inexpensive to feed and don’t demand a long-term commitment. They also don’t make as strong an impression on pet owners as, say, dogs or cats, because to that final point. However, there is still a small group of people who are devastated by the loss of their pet mouse, and purchasing a mouse in a jar can be a wonderful way to remember them. This one currently has a starting bid of $10, but you can get it for $13 right now. However, shipping is still an additional cost.
- Waving Inflatable Guy
You don’t have to wait till the next car wash to see one of these wacky inflatables. This miniature version is great for keeping on top of your desk or any other high-traffic area in the house.
- Baby Naming Rights
How much is your firstborn’s name worth? $5? $100? a million dollars? Unemployed, a mother in Arkansas felt her seventh child was worth somewhere between those sums a few years ago, attempting three times to sell the naming rights to her child on eBay for $15,000. Thankfully, the online marketplace stepped in and put an end to the foolishness, allowing eBay to continue offering the types of things we’re used to.
- Idaho Potato with Your Face
Never in a million years would you have guessed that an actual Idaho potato with your face on it was required. We didn’t think so, either, but here we are. This Amazon seller will personalise a potato for you or a special someone in your life. Try these personalised gifts that go the additional mile for an extra unique gift that isn’t a potato.
To non-believers, the Chupacabra is a legendary entity on par with tooth fairies and closet monsters. The Chupacabra is a 3- to 4-foot all reptilian-like blood-drinking beast with a special fondness for goats, according to those who believe. And now, according to one seller who specialises in, er, one-of-a-kind sales, you can snatch it and sell it on your own website for a profit. It costs only $35 and is guaranteed to be “100% genuine.”
- Placenta Plush
That’s right, you read that correctly. The stuffed replica of a placenta, complete including an umbilical cord and a tiny book about “baby’s first roommate,” is this happy little fellow. You really shouldn’t get this for a pregnant woman, but medical students and OBGYN residents will love it.