10 Best-Selling Things That Are Extremely Strange
America has begun to gain a reputation for being a country that produces and consumes a high volume of novelty products. Most of the major production within the country is being exported to second world country, and leaves the bulk of manufacturers very little to do. Having a ton of novelty products to browse from can be a real fun way to kill time, but if these things are being consumed in large numbers, then it begins to speak poorly about the state of the nation. Here is a list of 10 shocking things that are best-sellers in America.
Cards Against Humanity
People seem to really enjoy indulging in the dark-side of things more than ever before. A party game called ‘Cards Against Humanity’, advertised as a game for ‘horrible people’, was a huge success in 2013. As of January 2014, the card game was sold out completely.
You might have seen this hilarious product used all over the internet, and it is no surprise that is extremely popular in America. It was created by Roni Di Lullo and has become so popular that even the US Military picked up a 120 pairs.
You wouldn’t think much of a product that is shaped like an egg and is used as a foot-file, but it has been a huge success so far. A staggering 45 million Ped-eggs have already been sold to this date.
This simple blue blanket that you can wear took the country by storm and created an entirely new fashion statement altogether. It managed to sell a shocking 20 million units so far, despite people looking absolutely ridiculous when they wear one.
For some reason, something as dangerous as Uranium is being sold openly in the American market, and people seem to be gobbling it up with great enthusiasm. So far, over 19 million pounds have already been purchased from a company called Images SI, Inc.
This popular decorative planter has really grown into a full-size industry of its own. You can buy Chia pets in all shapes and sizes, including Bart Simpson and Willie Robertson.
Fart jokes and fart noises seem to be one of the most oldest American gags around. It is obvious then that an app that allows you to make fart noises on your phone gets downloaded over a 100,000 times in two weeks, even though it costs 99 cents.
This product was one of the first, and most popular gag items of all-time. It initially became popular during the 1970’s, when counter-culture was at its peak, managing to sell over 1.5 million units at the time. It became available again in 2012, and believe it or not, it sold just as well as it did in the 70’s, proving once and for all that everything is cyclical, even gag items.
The ‘Sticky Buddy’ is nothing more than a cleaning too with spikes to remove hair and fur out of fabric. This extremely simple product has sold over 500,000 units so far, making the entire publishing industry feel completely pointless for still existing. Who needs books when you have a sticky buddy?
Something that most people consider a harmless thanksgiving tradition is now being commercialized and sold on a large scale. Believe it or not, a man named Ken Ahroni is selling huge numbers of fake wishbones online. Despite him facing a lawsuit over the nature of his business, he has already managed to sell over a million fake wishbones.