Mashable: Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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Put a whole lot of weird on your Amazon wish list with this week's strangest finds.
Put a whole lot of weird on your Amazon wish list with this week’s strangest finds.
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As your friendly neighborhood shopping writers, we spend our days scouring the internet and of course, Amazon, to bring you the best deals on the gadgets and gizmos you need the most. But there’s something we need to get off our chests: beneath Amazon’s calm surface of MacBooks, KitchenAid mixers, and eco-friendly air conditioners there lurks a strange — yet wonderful — underbelly. 

One where you find one hyperrealistic steak pillow and before you know it, you’ve been sucked further into the head-scratching vortex until you’re decorating your apartment with a life size Celine Dion cardboard cutout. It happens. 

So if you find your back-to-school shopping list lacking a healthy dose of weird, take a journey with us into exploring the weirdest shit we found on Amazon this week:

Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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You know what’s better than wearing a dress with cats on it? Wearing a cat in your dress. The ultimate in cat lady chic, this pet-carrying dress makes taking your furry friend on the go a fashionable affair. Just as it should be. Get it for $11.99




Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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Getting your daily dose of protein has never been easier now that you can grab a variety bag of edible insects, including worms, crickets, and grasshoppers for $13.99. Sour cream and onion, BBQ, and salt and vinegar may hold their own as snacking-flavor staples, but “Mixed Bugs” may just give them a run for their money. Give it time. 

Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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If you’re someone who loves the feeling of the grass between your toes, you can let the spirit of summer live on by snagging these bad boys for $19.22. The grass is synthetic — and designed to conform to your foot — so there’s no need to water or mow your new flops. 

Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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We first stumbled across the niche world of Nicolas Cage mermaid pillows this past Prime Day and things haven’t been quite the same since. But if you’ve ever wondered what the National Treasure star’s head would look like on Miley Cyrus’ body, you’re in luck with this specific “Wrecking Ball” rendition priced at $27.95


Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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Remember when your mom wouldn’t let you take a hermit crab home from the beach when you were a kid? Make up for lost time by ordering one from Amazon for just $7.85. The pinch-happy pet can be up to 1.5 inches and comes with an extra shell, so you’ll have its next home ready when it’s time for move-in day. 

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Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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Home security systems are the best way to get a little peace of mind, but if you want to take yours to another level, why not prop a “life size” Bigfoot in your yard? The hand-cast statue is topped with a UV resistant finish so it’ll stand tall for years to come. Get it for $113.99 to upgrade your curb appeal quirkiness. 






Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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Behold: the perfect gift for the Dr. Pimple Popper stan in your life. Aside from simulating the thrilling experience of popping a pus-filled pimple, this nauseating stress toy is a solid alternative to fidget spinners. Get the rectangle, or go all in with authenticity to get the nose-shaped one, both priced at $10.99 on Amazon.

Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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If you find yourself in the market for a human metacarpal finger bone, Amazon has you covered with this option priced at $15. And while the validity of this review is debatable, they do raise a great point:

Flip flops made of grass, live hermit crabs, and more weird stuff on Amazon this week

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