28 Products That Are So Weird, They Might Actually Be Genius

28 Products That Are So Weird, They Might Actually Be Genius

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A pug with a measuring tape for a tongue, so you can make doggone certain your measurements are correct before trying to shove a giant, castle-shaped dog bed through your door.


Get it from Amazon for $9.52.


A clear shower curtain with pockets so you can multi-task on mornings when you’re running late for work.


First you laugh, and then you realize how much easier it would be to give your kid a bath if Dora the Explorer was on.

Promising review: “Absolutely love this shower curtain! It is worth every penny. BTW if you feel like there is too much space in the pocket where you insert your device, just put a small hand towel or rag behind the device after insertion and you will be good to go.” —Jonnisha Lewis

Get it from Amazon for $26.95.


A pack of wine condoms for people who won’t stop saying “penis grigio.”


It’s better than a regular wine corker because it doesn’t add to the overall height of the bottle. That means you’ll have an easier time storing it upright. And again, can’t stress this enough: wine condoms. See BuzzFeed’s full review for wine condoms.

Promising review: “One of the greatest gifts ever. Practical yet hysterical.” —Sal Vation

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.97.


A video game-inspired light switch to make saving electricity feel like a game. I think I’m winning?


It works on paddle-style wall switches.

Promising review: “This light switch cover adds to the gaming theme of my room. The buttons feel like they’re high quality and won’t break on you. Makes a boring switch in your house have style to it, and I would highly recommend it.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in nine colors).


A pair of bread slippers, aka loafers to keep your feet warm and toasty.


Promising review: “I saw this on Facebook a while back and could NOT stop laughing about the pun…. loafers!!!!! Then I happened upon them on Amazon, and I just had to. They are super soft to the touch. Super happy with this purchase!” —Rose Ingraffia

Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes M–L and seven styles).

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It comes with 15 bandages and a secret prize!

Promising review: “Not only are these clever, they’re also durable. I’m a server, so I wash my hands 50 times a day, these stayed on my finger all day!” —Jhasmine

Get it from Amazon for $6.88.


An elephant ottoman for decor that people will truly never forget.


Get it from Walmart for $64.


A set of human face stress balls so you can get some aggression out without hurting any actual faces in the process.


Includes four stress balls, each with a different expression.

Promising review: “These little guys are so weird and squishy! I really love them! I will admit, though, they freak some people out. Not for everyone, but I think they’re hilarious!” —Kcarswell

Get a set of four from Amazon for $20.99.


A unicorn bathroom spray that works magic by ridding the bathroom of any foul odors before they even have a chance to arrive.


Just spray before you go and you can leave the bathroom feeling fresh as a mythical being.

Promising review: “It was a cold, damp night and hot beef chili was on the menu. I am not sure if it was the chill in the air or the need to overachieve and consume the most beans and beef, but any way you slice it, I came out on top in the dinner party in sheer volume consumed. The chili, she was spicy. Warm and content, I opted to doze on the couch while everyone watched Westworld. About three hours later my Montezuma’s Revenge Meter went on full tilt. Not sure if it was that delectable scorching beefy chili goodness or the egg-and-cheese burrito I had eaten earlier in the day, but it wanted out and it wanted out NOW. I crab-walked to the bathroom as quick as possible…only it wasn’t my house, and there was only one bathroom on the bottom floor. Chili and eggs meeting up and planning a revolt? This may have sealed my doom, because a storm was a-brewin’, but thankfully my hosts keep a bottle of Unicorn Gold in every bathroom. Although the Kraken was released with a mighty bellow, the unicorn was more than up to the task and slayed the mighty stench beast. Crisis averted, I meandered back to the couch knowing my secret was safe. Unless they heard me over the fart fan.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in five scents).


A pair of mirrored glasses so you can enjoy a good book or TV show without bothering to sit up.


Promising review: “I didn’t know what I was missing until I used this. My life is now complete. If you enjoy comfort and lazy binge-watching and don’t care how ridiculous you look wearing these, then you have found nirvana. My glasses fit in these just fine. Takes a minute to get used to, then it becomes your reason to live. Expect people to laugh at you, but forgive them for they know not what they are missing.” —Michael Boyd

Get them from Amazon for $12.99.


A pair of fondue mugs for anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of fondue. I personally, would like to dip my whole body into a vat of melted cheese, thank you.

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Promising review: “This really was a GREAT product! It avoids all the hassles of a common fondue pot (the need to sit around, hard to reach, messy) and the personal portions definitely make it a more fun experience! It’s designed perfectly, to accommodate a tea light candle, keep it lit, AND keep the cheese hot and bubbling for the entire time!” —MT Inc.

Get them from Amazon for $14.95.


A salt shooter that actually works to take out flies.


This thing has over 4,000 five-star reviews!

Promising review: “I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband, and I’m not entirely sure that was a smart move on my part. Not because the product doesn’t work (it works very well, in fact) but because my husband is now intent on leaving the doors open to the house when summer comes back around so all kinds of bugs can be let in for him to kill. He’s already had the pleasure of being able to use it on a spider that was on an outdoor Christmas decoration, and boy was he ecstatic! Since we seem to be in short supply of bugs in the house during these cold winter months, my husband has also resorted to using this gun as a way to add salt to food while he’s cooking. This product works, it kills bugs, and you can even use it while cooking if you’re tired of using the boring old salt shakers we have all grown accustomed to.” —Adrianna McCain

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.


Promising review: “I love these! They’re lightweight and easy to use. I have a lot of tree debris and weeds on my 1/3-acre lot. These make short work of picking up the raked up piles. And they’re easy on the back.” —J. Reynolds

Get them from Amazon for $36.95.


A knit beanie with a built-in beard so you can enjoy the warmth of facial hair without having to invest in beard oil.

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Promising review: “Love it! Bought it after I found it on YouTube. It’s very fun to wear, but it actually works really well too! Less annoying and flaky than the drying charcoal masks I normally buy. My skin is cleaner, but not dry and tight, after using it. My pores look smaller and it has definitely helped with my blemishes!” —Autumn

Get it from Amazon for $10.12.


A pet umbrella that might seem silly until your dog finally agrees to go out in the rain.


Get it from Amazon for $14.77.


Finger claws to make you feel like a tiny dinosaur while chowing down on wings. But like, a really clean dino, because your hands will be spotless.


Get six from Amazon for $14.95.


A set of “sock monsters” who will make you smile, especially when you see how well they keep your socks together in the laundry.


These laundry locks have sharp teeth to keep socks in place, plus arms to hook onto drying lines.

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $9.90.


Wine lip tint to stain your lips almost as well as if you just downed a bottle of merlot.


Promising review: “The packaging is so adorable! I love every single shade. They are long-lasting — I washed my arm with a body scrub and the swatches are still visible for most of them! Give them a try! You won’t regret it.” —Laurie Hsu

Get a set of six from Amazon for $9.90.


Cat-paw tongs, because your cat puts its paws on all your food anyway.


Get them from Amazon for $9.02.


A pimple popping device that’s hilariously gross but also a great way to keep you from squeezing the real zits on your face.


Get it from Amazon for $11.54.


A hilarious little face scrubber to help you remove excess oil and dirt. Your face will be blackhead free, but you might have more smile lines after using this little guy.


Promising review: “I bought this because my Clarisonic broke. I used it 2-3 times a week and found it to be a cute and effective tool. I rarely wear makeup, but when I do, it is often heavy. This tool (in combination with my cleanser) got it off every time.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.


A whimsical bookmark for people who wish they could have dropped their house on the Wicked Witch of the East. Smooshing her inside a book will have to do.


Get it from Amazon for $24.99.


Get a pair from Amazon for $8.36+ (available in four types).


A Deadpool mousepad that’s frankly your breast chance at getting proper wrist support.


Promising review: “You know, I know that they made this as a novelty product, but honestly, the crease in the gel pad is just incredibly comfortable. It simply provides better support than a standard mousepad with a single-bar gel pad. It’s spread out over your wrist rather than touching only a single point. Really helps with wrist posture.” —wordfiend

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.


A sauce holder that clips onto the air vent of your car so you can dunk your nugs in that sweet sauce, hands-free.


“Haha, who needs this? Oh wait, me.”

Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.95+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

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