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SkyMall’s Most Bizarre Products – Part 1
Author: Gabriel TorresDate: June 4, 2010 - 8:22 AM PST

If you travel by plane you know it. If you don’t, you don’t know what you are losing. It you make you laugh or your money back guaranteed. I am not talking about any theme park. I am talking about SkyMall, the magazine available inside airplanes that sells the most bizarre junk ever invented. For the past few years I’ve been collecting the most unbelievable products sold by this magazine, and I finally decided to post my collection of “The best of SkyMall” (or it would be “The worst of SkyMall?” – you decide!). Since by now I have a huge collection, I decided to break it down in several posts. Enjoy!

Some products are “normal”, only falling on the “questionable taste” category – for example, pink flamingos for you to put in your front yard or fake palm trees wrapped in Christmas lights. I wouldn’t buy these products, but I knew that this kind of junk existed.

But the hot stuff on SkyMall are the inventions that I never thought that could ever exist, like the fantastic vacuum cleaner to suck mosquitoes. In my opinion the most fantastic SkyMall product is a real-sized Yeti (a.k.a. Abominable Snowman) statue for you to put in your yard. Holly cow, how could I live to this day without this statue at my house? The guy that invented it is a genius!

Enough for introductions, let’s get it started!

  • Poor man’s spa: An inflatable pool with Jacuzzi jets. USD 900 for you to have this junk that you are probably going to use only for a week. If it was cheaper I would buy to match my trailer all patched up with duct tape.

Poor man’s spa
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  • Mouse pad with electronic drums: Rapper’s delight. In fact it is not so bizarre and costs only 40 bucks. Yeah, I think I could have this one.

Mouse pad with electronic drums
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Marshmallow bazooka
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  • Mosquito sucker: This is one of my favorite inventions. How come nobody had thought of this before? For USD 50 you can safely suck mosquitoes, flies, bugs and spiders.

Mosquito sucker
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I will scan more stuff later and post them here. Click here to read part 2.

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