9 of the Weirdest Things on the Internet That You Can Buy

Does anybody actually buy these things?

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You can buy anything online! No, really — you can literally buy anything online.

You've probably come across your fair share of odd products and services while scouring online shopping sites like Amazon, eBay, or even Etsy. You can find a lot of weird stuff out there, but every once in a while, a real gem of a product or service pops out of nowhere, often even gaining a bit of viral traction from people who share it on social media or write about it on blogs.

What's even more shocking is to find out that there's actually a market for some of these things, and actual people are buying them. Yes, they're spending their hard-earned money on some of the most unimaginable things, for the most mysterious reasons.

Wondering what some of these things might be? Have a look through the list below.

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The Original Glitter Bomb

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The Original Glitter Bomb was a joke site that went viral in early 2015. The original creator actually set it up, not really expecting to attract thousands of orders who wanted to ship anonymous boxes of glitter bombs to people they hate. Specifically designed to make glitter go everywhere after opening the box, your enemy is virtually guaranteed to have the stuff stuck in hard to clean places for weeks. The site was eventually sold off to someone who was able to maintain the business and fulfill all the orders.

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The 'No Phone'

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Are you addicted to your smartphone? The No Phone can help wean you off of your bad mobile habits. Called "the world's first simulated smartphone," it has absolutely no screen, no camera, no music, and no phone component. It's quite literally just a smartphone-shaped object with no digital functionality whatsoever that you can carry around with you.

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The Selfie Brush

An image of the Selfie Brush, a hairbrush you can use as a selfie stick.

Selfie Brush

Not ready to give up your real phone for the No Phone? That's totally fine. After all, you can't take any selfies with a simulated smartphone. Need to brush your hair before you snap a selfie? No problem, the Selfie Brush is here to help. You just stick your phone in the back of the brush, which makes it easier to hold when it's selfie time, and you can flip it around and run it through your mane any time you want! Truly remarkable. 

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Someone to Stand in Line for You

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According to The Atlantic, there's a growing market for standing in lines. When you think about how busy people are these days, this one actually makes sense. And in a way, it's not all that different than having a personal assistant. TaskRabbit is one tool that offers line standing services. Over the past couple of years, more people have been getting paid to stand in line whenever Apple comes out with a new iPhone. 

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Ebola Crafts on Etsy

Ebola arts and crafts


You can find a lot of adorable and chic things on Etsy, but if you look long and hard enough, you may also come across quite a few things that belong in a "weird" category of its own. Ebola-inspired crafts and collectibles are just one example. To be fair, the seller of this Ebola cross stitch microbe was requested by a scientific researcher and appears to be part of a collection of other cross stitch microbes.

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The Ostrich Pillow

The Ostrich Pillow


The Ostrich Pillow was originally highlighted in 10 of the weirdest Kickstarter campaigns that were successfully funded, but it's worth sharing here again. It's a pillow you wear on your head whenever you want to take a nap. And if you use it to put your head down to rest on a table or desk, it has convenient pockets for your hands too! It looks pretty ridiculous, but it's probably pretty comfortable!

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Similar to Ship Your Enemies Glitter, Poop Senders has the same idea, except, you know, with real excrement rather than glitter. You can send a package anonymously to anyone, and there's even a "raunchy version" if you're serious about making a statement. Although it's not clear exactly what animal it comes from, the FAQ section of the site says the "mad scientist" visits the local dairy farm and zoo about twice a week. Must be pretty good business, because they even do bulk orders.

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Real Human Skulls and Skeletons

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Get a head start taking your Halloween decorations to the extreme this year with your very own real human skull and/or skeleton from Skulls Unlimited. Now, this seller doesn't just steal bodies and sell them on the Internet like you might assume. It's actually the world's leading seller of osteological specimens and obtains all of them legally and ethically. They're often limited in supply, so if you're serious about purchasing the bones of what once was a real live human being, you better get on it fast!

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Fashionable Minion Attire (for Adults)

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Universal Pictures has to be making a killing from its vast line of Despicable Me and Minion Move merchandise. For kids, it's great. But for adults? Well, it's getting a bit crazy. You'd be surprised how many products, specifically minion-inspired clothing and apparel, that you can find online. 

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