Ah, the Internet. It has brought us so much joy and knowledge, it’s hard to think of accomplishing anything without it. The internet has helped us at work, school, running the government, with news and information gathering and figuring out how the universe works. The internet also contains a lot of weird stuff, making us wonder whether human creativity is being replaced by human stupidity.

The internet is wonderful and strange at the same time, and many people feel compelled to waste their moolah on many lame things on the internet. Besides providing many comforts and modern conveniences, the internet also made it possible for people to buy almost anything imaginable, regardless of how ludicrous. While many of us have done our fair share of shopping online, how many of you can say you have purchased a tank through Craigslist? Or an imaginary friend? Or a space shuttle? Or maybe sold your soul? Well, if you haven’t, take a look at some of the weirdest and strangest things sold online:

1. Five lbs. Fat Replica

In the United States, you can buy a 5 lb. fat replica. It’s made of pliable and long lasting vinyl plastic. The description for this item states the human fat replica is a shocking but strong motivational item. The replica represents the estimated volume of real human fatty tissue. One question: why would anyone buy this?

2. Parents

Micheal Amatrudo, 51 year old insurance executive from Connecticut in the United States, posted an ad on Craigslist selling his elderly parents for just $155, a hot blonde or a set of younger parents.  The ad says he’s had lots of use out of his parents over the past 50 years, but that it’s time to move on. The ad had dozens of responses and thankfully Micheal’s parents had a good sense of humor about the whole situation and saw the ad as a comedy sketch.

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Image credit: www.nbcnewyork.com

3. Britney Spears’ Chewing Gum

If you want to clone Britney Spears or you just really fancy the blonde singer then this is the item for you! Unfortunately, Britney’s chewing gum was sold 10 years ago for a mind-blowing $14,000. Yes, $14,000! Britney’s half eaten sandwich went for $500. Ridiculous.

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Image credit: www.cnn.com

4. Japanese Mechas

There is no other country more famous for giant robots than Japan. A Japanese company called Sakakibara-Kikai has created a commercial battle-mecha they call the “Land Walker”. You can buy the giant robot for $350,000, so you can say goodbye to your dream of buying a European sports car. It’s 10 feet tall, weighs 2 tons and is fitted with two guns that shoot pink rubber balls. Unfortunately, it can only walk 1 mile per hour and only on even surfaces.

Can you believe there is more than one mecha model available online? This mecha is an improvement over the Land Walker. The Kuratas, a mobile suit that stands 13 feet, weighing 5 tons with a top speed of 10 km/h, is not cheap. The asking price for this one is about $1 million. Take that Ferrari and Lamborghini. The robot also comes with BB Gatling guns. The Kuratas is manufactured by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry and has already received 3,000 orders. Who is buying this?!

5. Tanks

A Prague company called Mortar Investments allows you to buy any vehicle that comes with big guns and threads for the wheels. Tank fanatics, this is your site!

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If you’re running short on tank budget, for just a hundred dollars you can have a full sized, inflatable and bouncy tank that you can park out the front of your house. Inflatable cannons and rocket launchers are also available.

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Image credit: www.alibaba.com

6. Someone To Stand In Line For You

If you’re too lazy to queue for the new Playstation, Xbox or iPhone, why not purchase the service of someone to stand in place for you. The website Linestanding provides people who will stand in line for you anywhere in the Washington DC area.

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Image credit: linestanding.com

7. Belly Button Lint

A man in Baltimore posted his collection of belly button lint, hoping to trade for a Harley Davidson motorcycle, gold coins, a muscle car or cash. Belly button lint… Just wow.

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Image credit: www.feargod.net

8. Men’s Handerpants

Regular gloves are way too mainstream. If you want further protection, then Handerpants are the answer. Made of 100% pure cotton, it provides the right fit and comfort for your hands. Don’t go out commando – wear Handerpants!

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Image credit: www.firebox.com

9. The Coffee Table of The Gods

This item is of Biblical proportions according to its listing! The description states that the coffee table is perfect for anyone with a cocaine habit or who likes to shoot pornography. It is also stated that the table rivals earthly treasures like a child’s laughter and the color of the sky at sunset. We sincerely hope this one is a joke.

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Image credit: www.wrjphoto.com

10. An Antique Hand-cranked Vibrator

This vibrator is 70 years old and apparently in amazing condition. The seller describes the vibrator as his great grandma’s, passed down to his grandma and then his mother. The seller’s wife is not interested in it thus he decided to sell for some extra Christmas funds. A ring or a necklace would be a better heirloom, don’t you think?

11. ‘Unicorns Are Jerks’ Coloring Book

Unicorns are wonderful creatures, but there will always be a jerk or two in the crowd. This funny and hilarious coloring book features 18 examples of unicorn mischief like farting in elevators, eating your lunch, texting in theaters and smoking in non smoking areas. Safe to say, this isn’t a colouring book for your kids…

12. Canned Unicorn Meat

Another unicorn themed item, because regular canned beef or tuna in a can is just too mainstream. Well, a can of unicorn meat is an excellent source of sparkles and rainbows. Enjoy!

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Image credit: urbantimes.co

 

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Jon specialises in research and content creation for content marketing campaigns. He’s worked on campaigns for some of Australia's largest brands including across Technology, Cloud Computing, Renewable energy and Corporate event management. He’s an avid scooterist and musician.