The things people buy. It's incredible, really. Here are three of the, in my opinion, stranger products out there.
1) The Obama Chia Pet. When I first saw the commercial for this I thought it was a Saturday Night Live skit, but it's for real. I'll be the first to admit that Chia Pets are pretty awesome. I myself was an owner of the Chia Pet sheep once, but an Obama Chia pet - now that's just silly.
2) Bump-its. First of all, I thought big hair was kind of out of style - unless you're from the South, Utah County, or a polygamist. I suppose that might be a big enough audience to sell it. It's unfortunate, though, that a product out there is supporting the bad hairstlye - a real disservice to the community. Side story: one time I was at a church in Hawaii. The lady I sat next to asked me where I was from. I told her I was from Utah. She looked at me with a confused expression and then said, in all seriousness, "but your hair's not big!"
3) Snuggies. Does it bother anyone else when someone has a strange idea and they make a ton of money and you have a million (or at least one) really good ideas but you know it would never take off? That's how I feel about snuggies. A blanket with sleeves. A very popular gift and all it is is a blanket with sleeves. And I secretly want one.