The Weirdest Stuff You Can Buy on Amazon

We know Amazon for its discount gadgets, used books, and household stuff—but it's also a goldmine of chicken harnesses, dildo balls, and live snails.

There are 12 million items across Amazon’s various categories, and after spelunking into as many as possible over the years in search of the site’s best finds, we came up beaming with gourmet sea salt flakes, self-described “scrumptious” body pillows, and a vibrator whose 56,800 reviews guarantee “need-an-exorcism level” orgasms. All great picks, we know—but what about the stuff that’s just as good, but even more… unique? Bizarre? Unexpected? 

Beyond the initial pastures of Amazon’s bulk deals on protein powder and ankle socks, you’ll find the kinds of wares that wet/lucid/nightmarish dreams are made of [Long Furby has entered the chat]. There are so many incredible items that fly under the radar on the site, including chicken harnesses, lamps that look like Truffula trees, and wearable lobster claws. They, too, deserve their day in the sun. Batteries and baby wipes may be the biggest best-sellers right now, but with a little hype, we think Amazon’s portrait potatoes could steal the crown. 

It takes a lot of sleuthing to find all the weird stuff on Amazon, past the point where most people with social lives would give up. Lucky for you, we haven’t left our mossy log for decades (it has Wi-Fi now!) and we’re committed to being your personal, tireless slinger of Shrek butt plugs, at-home pizza ovens, cursed board games, and more. And, if you let us be your guide through the unhinged layers of the weirdest things in the Inferno on Amazon, we promise you’ll find something that you probably don’t need—but definitely can’t live without. 

Roll-on pheromones

Ever wanted to use the power of animalistic body smells to excite the nethers of those around you? Roll-on pheromones walked so that all those new, highly aesthetic libido-enhancing gummies could run. This trusty, TSA-friendly blend by Pure Instinct has over 52,000 reviews on Amazon, with one reviewer writing that on days when she wears it to her serving job, her “tips were considerably higher on a regular basis.” Another writes, “Long story short, I got laid the first day with this stuff.” 

Pure Instinct
Pheromone Infused Essential Oil

$16.95 at Amazon

Your next Freudian body pillow

The options are endless for this Freudian face pillow, but if you don’t take Herr Doktor to your next White Elephant party, you can always use his face as a new pillow/piece of sex furniture. He’d appreciate the irony. 

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
Freud Stuffed Portrait Pillow

$24.95 at Amazon

… On second thought, here’s one if you’re more into contemporary psychology/daytime television.

Plavioz
Dr. Phil Throw Pillow

$15.95 at Amazon

A chicken harness

No more losing your sub chicken at the mall.

Lansiger
Adjustable Chicken Harness

$8.99 at Amazon

Productivity-destroying prank beeper

This thing will beep for three years. (Hopefully you’ll be over your vendetta against its recipient at that point.) But in the meantime, know that this baby will go off at random intervals between five and 45 minutes to drive your target crazy. One reviewer named Ken put it in his boss’ office. “The key is don’t tell anyone what you are doing,” he writes, “If they do find out [...] I’ll probably get fired. But it’s so worth it. It’s the best when it beeps and [my boss] says ‘Did you hear that f-ing beeping?’ and I say, looking in his eyes… “I don’t hear anything.” 

AnnoyingPCB
Prank Device That Won’t Stop Beeping for 3 Years

$15.97 at Amazon

We brake for Long Furbs

Long Furby owes its genesis to Tumblr, where a user named Aloe asked the internet, “What if Furby was.... Longer…?” in 2018, and started transforming Hasbro’s weirdest toy into a next-level, long-ass version of itself on furbyfuzz.tumblr.com. A real Long Furby can set you back over a hundred dollars, so in the meantime, we’ll be pledging out allegiance with this bumper sticker. 

Vision Signs
LongFurby Sticker

$4.95 at Amazon

Giddy up

Who knew your next BFF/blow-up doll would be a horse? Try taking it to the beach, and let us know how it fares in the waves. 

Jet Creations
Inflatable Horse

$19.59 at Amazon

A massive tortilla-inspired blanket

You laugh—but this tortilla blanket is one of the few items on this list to straddle the line between mainstream Amazon best-sellers and some of the more degenerate underground items. With a  4.8-star average rating from over 55,000 reviews, it’s one of the platform’s best tortilla-shaped blankets. (Yes, there are many.) “Purrrrfect for me and my cat to cuddle together,” writes one fan. “His name is taco, and I made him a purrito.”

CASOFU
Burrito Blanket

$21.99 at Amazon

Live ‘mystery’ snails

The ethics of this one feel questionable, but in case you were wondering: Yes, you can buy live snails on Amazon. “Named [mine] Bernie, Bananas, and Alfred,” writes one reviewer. 

Generic
3 Live Mystery Snails

$8.99 at Amazon

For the next game night

Just when we thought we’d seen all the best NSFW games, the Doody Head Game comes in hot and ready for a poop bag. “Don’t know who came up with the Doody Head Game,” writes one fan, “but drunk me loved it and sober me is passing it on.”

Daron
Doody Head Game

$19.95 at Amazon

Screen print your face onto a potato

“I hand these out to advertise my business,” writes one Amazon reviewer of these custom potato… portraits? Pictures? “It's a little more difficult than a regular business card as I have to carry a massive sack of potatoes everywhere I go.” Still, worth it. True art pushes boundaries, but these mash them. 

Potato Parcel
Your Face Screen Printed Onto a Potato

$23.99 at Amazon

Cursed Garfield

Cursed Garfield—or “Garfielf,” as one reviewer named John calls him—has seen some shit, and has a 4.8-star average Amazon rating (and that K-hole gaze) to show for it. “Ruined my life and I love it,” John continues. “[I] only exist to serve him. Also he drank all my brandy and knocked-out on the couch. 10/10 would recommend.”

ZHAOFAFA
Fat Orange Plush Cat

$21.99 at Amazon

This realistic poodle mask

We found the gnarliest masks on Earth for you last Halloween, and this realistic poodle made the cut as one of the most unsettling. Snag one for the coming fall, or enjoy it during the summer on all fours at the dog park. 

Amazon
Poodle Head Face Costume

$22.99 at Amazon

Articulated finger puppet claws

We’ve been needing these for the next time we hide under your bed. 

ABMAPA
Articulated Finger Puppet Claws

$30.99 at Amazon

Meaty socks

“Some goats started chewing on mine,” writes one reviewer of this food-printed socks, which comes in a range of motifs such as raw meat, waffles, and corn. “I am not sure if it is just because they were goats or if they truly believed my ankles were [food]. I'd like to think the latter. Goats are rad.”

Function
Meat Socks

$12.95 at Amazon

A dildo bouncy ball

When sitting on a dick isn’t enough, you put on your leather horse mask and hop away into the sunset on this one. “My Stepmom loves it!” writes one fan. 

Chopard
Magic Ball Dildo

$79.99 at Amazon

See you in Hell. 


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