The internet is a weird place where you can find even weirder things to buy. Buying things online has become a social norm, but some of the things for sale on the internet are... questionable.
These are some of the weirdest things online that are actually for sale right now.
1. Albino pet rock with Walking Leash (Kraft) For the low price of $12.99, you can own your own pet rock. An Albino rock, at that.
The pet comes with a box, a nest, a leash and what appears to be a pet rock guide book. The fact that you can buy a rock online for $13 is unbelievable to me, and the fact that people actually have bought it surprises me even more. It has a 3.4/5 star rating on Amazon.
Some of the reviews are positive, such as "this item changed my life", but other's weren't as satisfied with their new rock companions. There were several complaints about the rock not being Albino-enough and being the size of a pebble, as opposed to the traditional rock-size.
The most critical review was: "Very homemade and the 'pet rock' was more like a tiny pebble from a pile of gravel. Laughable. Not AT ALL worth the money."
I mean, I would understand the frustration, but they literally bought a rock online instead of going outside and picking one up. If you end up buying one of these, let me know how it goes, because one of the reviews said they are having trouble house-training it.
2. ThinkGeek Canned Unicorn Meat Do you believe in unicorns? Have you ever wanted to eat a unicorn? Well now you can for only $24.90! Well, not really.
Spoiler alert: You can't actually eat this stuff. It's a dismembered stuffed unicorn squished into a can. The tin can is apparently easily removable, for easier access to the dead stuffed animal unicorn inside.
It is rated 4.6/5 stars on Amazon and is recognized as a gag gift. All of the reviews are fairly positive and the only negative reviews are playing along with the idea of actual unicorn meat, such as saying the meat tasted like Spam.
I'm all for funny gag gifts, but it's hard to believe people would spend over $20 on a dismembered stuffed animal in a tin. But hey, to each their own, I suppose. It has great reviews, so who knows, maybe it is worth the price.
3. Accoutrements Yodeling Pickle This is... exactly what it sounds like. A pickle that yodels for $10.99. The item description describes it as the perfect gift for someone who has everything except a yodeling pickle.
It is rated 4.2/5 stars on Amazon and the reviews honestly vary. Many negative reviews say it never works, and one person mistook it for a bong. So, there's that. On the positive side, many people said the pickle is hilarious and fun to send as a gift.
The choice is yours, if you want to spend 10 bucks on a pickle that yodels, go for it. If you don't, I completely understand and agree. I wouldn't want a pickle I couldn't eat. Especially one that yodels at me.
4. Sharp, Provolone Piccante Cheese (Whole Wheel) This may not seem that unusual, until you realize that this cheese wheel is approximate 60 pounds and is $17.97 PER POUND. For those of you who don't want to do math, that means this wheel of cheese is approximately $1,078! More than a thousand dollars for a wheel of cheese. A huge, expensive wheel of cheese.
The cheese has 3.8/5 stars on Amazon and all of the reviews are people joking and telling stories. So, I have no idea if anyone has bought and received the cheese for sure, as there are no reviews from "verified buyers".
Honestly, I'm clueless and I have no idea how to explain this. I don't know if you would actually receive a huge wheel of cheese if you bought it, but if you are dying to try don't let me stop you. Personally, I think I will stick to moderately sized cheese from the supermarket, thanks.
5. Accoutrements Inflatable Evil Unicorn Horn for Cats As a cat lover, I find this pretty amusing. The box reads: "Cats love it!" while showing a very angry cat right beside it. The inflatable horn is $5.76, which is one of the lower priced items on this list.
It has a solid 4/5 star review on Amazon. Most people were amused but several said the horn would not stay on (how surprising). One of the positive comments read: "Well, my cat is going to kill me in my sleep now." As a cat owner, I can agree that if I tried to strap this on my cat's head, I would most likely not survive to see another day.
Great news though, the product description says it also works for domesticated raccoons, so you don't have to use your cat! One review also says their pet guinea pig loves it, so apparently you can use it on guinea pigs too.
It's pretty inexpensive and the reviews are pretty positive, so I would say that it may be worth a shot, even though your pets could possibly hate you afterwards. So if you are willing to risk throwing away the trust of your pets, this is the product for you!
6. Donald Trump Toilet Paper Roll I won't get too political here, but this toilet paper is described to be for people on both sides of the political spectrum. If you want to spend $10.95 on a single roll of toilet paper with the president's face on it, be my guest.
It's rated 3.7/5 stars on Amazon and has a few negative reviews for being smaller than expected. Positive reviews claim its hilarious and a perfect gag gift, while negative reviews focus on the small size and its poor quality for its... "intended purpose". There are also Hillary Clinton toilet paper rolls if the Trump rolls aren't your style.
While funny and entertaining, it seems to be for gag gifts only, so I wouldn't recommend using this as your typical toilet paper selection.
7. 1500 Live Ladybugs Yup, you read that right. For only $7.25, you can be the proud owner of 1500 live ladybugs. The item description says that they are great for birthday parties, which confuses me. I've never been to a birthday party where ladybugs are a main feature.
Still, they have a 4.4/5 star rating on Amazon. Many reviews are positive and use the ladybugs in their gardens, and most of the negative reviews say the bugs arrived dead.
Honestly, the amount of ladybugs your getting for the price seems to be pretty good, though you could potentially cause a ladybug infestation in your house or yard.
8. An Engagement Ring The fact that this is on Amazon blows my mind. I know a lot of people buy things online now, but really? An engagement ring? The ring price varies, but it is for sure over $7,000.
There are no reviews, which is somewhat relieving. Please, do not buy engagement rings online. That is not OK. There's not much I can say other than I would not recommend buying this online. Just please don't. If you are going to ignore all my warnings, at least let me know how it goes. I have serious doubts.
9. Message on a Potato This is actually pretty funny, honestly. For the low price of $8.99 (plus $5 for shipping) you can send someone a potato with your custom message on it. The message is supposedly written in "premium black gel ink," according to the product description.
It has a solid 5/5 star rating. This seems to be the ultimate gag gift, so if you're up for it, go mail someone a potato!
10. Takada Collection Face Bank - Coin Bank with a Face This is supposed to be a "weird but still adorable" piggy bank according to the product description, but this is just creepy. "Feed" the piggy bank your money and it will move its mouth and "eat" it. Basically, you get to watch a face eat your money for $27.20.
It comes in different colors and has a rating of 3.4/5 stars on Amazon. A positive review said it "manages to simultaneously be delightful and terrifying". There's also some negative reviews about how the product is ineffective, and others say it works fine, so it seems to be pretty inconsistent.
If you want to feed a face-creature your money or just terrify your friends, this is for you.