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Top 10 Wackiest Catalog Items

By Editorial Staff

People often turn to catalogs for sensible things. Mail-order steaks, baby clothes, camping gear. But nestled among the hiking boots and office supplies are some pretty wacky things. Here are our choices for the top 10 wackiest catalog items:


10. Knitted food ensemble

Do you prefer your food steamed, sauteed or knitted? Palumba serves vittles made from hand-spun and natural dyed wool from Peru.

9. Faith Book T-shirt

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No, the shirt doesn’t have a lisp. It’s a Christian tee with a sense of humor from


8. Wedding countdown clock

Feel the anticipation (or dread) as the big day approaches with Online Wedding Store’s wedding countdown clock. It doesn’t say if it makes an exploding sound or anything as it ticks down to zero.


7. Holiday Collar Ruff

Just look at the puss on this cat. He just oozes embarrassment. But he jingles! You can get this festive cat collar from Doctors Foster and Smith.

6. Marshmallow shooter

I just don’t understand the rise in popularity of marshmallow shooters. Were zoo polar bears crying out for a better way to send them snacks? Anyway, Hammacher Schlemmer has one along with a marshmallow shooting bow and arrow set.

5. Wax lips

Who needs collagen when you can pop on a pair of old-fashioned wax lips from Candy Warehouse. This is how Grandma did it before Dr. 90210.


4. Steele loved

I know what you’re thinking: Boy, I miss that Remington Steele. Where can I relive those 1980s sleuthing memories? Bear Manor Media knows and offers Steele Loved After All These Years: A Remington Steele Retrospective, by Judith A. Moose. Over 750 (!) pages of everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the NBC series.

3. Granny panties

Big, giant granny panties. The kind that all those TV makeover shows tell you not to wear. These drawers sold by The Vermont Country Store are so billowy they’re called Bubble-Duds!


2. Dreidel pinata

Oy, caramba! It’s the ultimate multi-culti party favor. A dreidel pinata from

1. Smencils

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They’re pencils! That smell! They’re Smencils! Made from recycled newspaper, Smencils, sold by, come in 10 colors and flavors (don’t eat ’em!) like peppermint, grape and bubble gum.


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