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E5: What Is This Thing?

$17.38 from Amazon »

Welcome to the fifth edition of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include a few hints below to help you make a thoughtful guess. Or you can join...

E4: What Is This Thing?

$3.05 from Amazon »

Welcome to the fourth edition of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. One might even go so far as to call the looks of it befuddling, baffling, and bemusing...

Wikkelhouse Cardboard Homes

$55,500 - $95k from Wikkelhouse »

The next hot housing trend: living in a cardboard box. The Dutch Wikkelhouse is a vision in modular home design made from stacked and bonded layers of cardboard. Lightweight and easily transported, you can install a Wikkelhouse...

E3: What Is This Thing?

Welcome to the third edition of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. Maybe not even second, third, or thirtieth glance. It's a mystery I invite you to spend...

E2: What Is This Thing?

$15.99 from Amazon »

Welcome to the second edition of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. Maybe not even second, third, or thirtieth glance. It's a mystery I invite you to...

One Hour of Farting CD

$19.99 from Amazon »

This One Hour of Farting CD has just validated two major decisions I recently made in my life: 1) Not to upgrade my laptop; 2) Not to upgrade my car. Because that means I still have 2 fully functional CD players primed...

Prank Fake Bird Poop

$10 from Amazon »

The beauty of prank Fake Bird Poop is that it's going to cause just as big, and almost as gross of a mess for the shat-upon to clean up, but will be significantly less repulsive for the administering jokester to handle...

Deepspot - World's Deepest Swimming Pool

"Dude, do you go, like, deep?" "Yeah, dude, I just went SCUBA diving in Belize's Great Blue Hole, I think we dropped to over 400 feet -" "No dude, I mean do you go swimming pool deep? Deepspot deep?" "Uhhhh..."...

Aladdin's Lamp E-Cigarette

$25.99 from Firebox.com »

Ha! An Aladdin's Lamp E-Cigarette! Some real family-friendly merch to launch in tandem with Disney's live-action rerelease. I wonder if the fresh and princely genie inside approves. And whether he's more partial to the...

Valyrian Steel Razors

$25.99 from Firebox.com »

Valyrian Steel Razors don't come with any replacement blades, and have none available to purchase. Because the blades attached to their respective iconic Game of Thrones weapon hilts never dull. And maybe also the cats...

Craptails

$14.95 from Amazon »

What do you call The World's Worst, Weirdest, and Most Disturbing Drinks? Craptails. Complete with martini glass filled with a soft-serve swirl of poo. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree endeavor to teach us "the art of crapology"...

Lady on Carpet Rug

$1,638 from Amazon »

I wonder if the woman trapped in this Seletti Wears TOILETPAPER Rug looks ill at ease because she's trapped in a rug, or because Treehorn's thug just peed on her...

Custom Shrunken Head Replica

$275 - $299 from Etsy »

I'd say a Custom Shrunken Head Replica would make a great revenge gift for a frenemy, but given its cost and, more importantly, sheer awesomeness, I think I'd like one of Supermongrel Studios' ultra-realistic tribal trophies...

Iglucraft Handcrafted Saunas & Cabins

$11k - $50k from Iglucraft »

I actually can't say this too often but yeah, I'm the Dude. And yeah, Iglucraft, I want that. Iglucraft handcrafted saunas and cabins are 1-person to family-sized outdoor retreats. The former is of a hot spa-like persuasion...

Flat Earth Snow "Globe"

$26.99 from Firebox.com »

A giant blizzard snows down on this 100% accurate replica of how Earth looks from space, depicting both the rightness of flat earthers, and proving there's no such thing as global warming! So suck it, sheeple!...

Self Defense UFC Ears

$8.99 from Amazon »

Live in a sketchy neighborhood? Getting bullied at school? UFC Ears are a simple and cheap self defense tool for people concerned for their personal safety in any location or environment...

Bella Dolls Sex Doll Brothel (NSFW)

$55 - $185 from Bella Dolls »

That's right, a sex doll brothel. Owned by a husband and wife team, Bella Dolls currently operates out of Vancouver, BC, though if you're closer to the Kamloops, BC area, you can partake in House of Dolls, their sex doll...

St. Andrews Beach House

Off to Oz we go today. More specifically, St. Andrews Beach on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, where the strip malls and restaurants are nil, the corner store and brewery exist singly, and the sand dunes provide the...

Mars X-House: 1/3 Scale Mars Habitat Prototype

$15 - $2,500 from Kickstarter »

It's time to start shopping for real estate on Mars! SEArch+ / Apis Cor are offering up a piece of the Mars X-House to early settlers, or at least a chance to help prototype a 1/3 scale prototype of the 3D-printed habitat...

Quantum Sharpie & Playing Card Magic Trick

$34.95 from Theory11 »

Illusion and trickery never get old. Even for those not involved in politics. Calen Morelli developed the Quantum magic trick for budding magicians, lifes of the party, and Instagram attention-seekers to use in dazzling...

Headlight Fluid

$9.99 from Amazon »

Winter drivers are always thinking about ice scrapers and ice melt, iceScreens and anti-freeze, but no one ever remembers to stock up on headlight fluid. And what happens then, on those dark, snowy nights on the road...

Knocked Upside Down Christmas Tree

$259.99 from Amazon »

And you thought skewering your Christmas tree to the stand was hard before. Treetopia's terrific optical illusion, the 7' Knocked Upside Down Christmas Tree, gives everyone out there looking to stand out - or, as it were...

People Pot Pies

$30 - $35 from Etsy »

What the Marie Callender's is a People Pot Pie? According to Ashley Newman, owner of Etsy shop It Came From Under My Bed, and possible evil witch from Hansel & Gretel, it is a "pie made of people." People mixed with fava...

The Hive House

There's something moderately unsettling about Studio 512's Hive House. Not excessively unsettling, but enough that I can't look at it without feeling like I'm in one of my dreams where I have to take an exam for a math...