5 More Funny Amazon Customer Reviews

Photo of demon like toyMost Amazon customer reviews are serious and helpful.  Count the stars before you buy, and seldom will you go wrong.

But some twisted, talented individuals use Amazon “reviews” to make joke comments

Weird products such as the Parent Child Testing Product that politely request “make fun of me.”  Sadly, some of these older products are now unavailable.  Lucky for us, the hilarious reviews remain!

Click on the photos below to read zany Amazon customer comments.

Don’t forget to click on the customer images!

Animal Print Bench Seat Cover – Zebra Pink

  Stainless Steel Hip Flask (Pkg. of 5)

And 6 Flask Funnels 

     Parent Child Testing Product 

 

 $9,999 Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable

 

Zubaz Pants

How To Avoid Large Ships

Unicorn Shirt 

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Lesser Known Follies in History

photo of the original check used to pay for Alaska, worth $7.2 millionThroughout history, people have scoffed at genius, dubbing brilliant inventions and land purchases as “follies.” 

We have all heard of “Fulton’s Folly,” the famous steamship, and “Seward’s Folly,” the $7.2 million purchase of Alaska from Russia. 

Of course, we now chuckle at the ignorance of critics who failed to comprehend the genius behind these “follies.”  While many lament the fact that Sarah Palin ultimately came with the deal, Seward had no way of knowing.

But what of other, lesser known “follies” in history? 

Here we present an incomplete compendium.

Seward’s Second Folly:  After the purchase of Alaska, also known as Seward’s Folly, Sammy Seward, a cousin of William H. Seward, tried to buy China.  Although the price was relatively inexpensive in today’s dollars, China was much more expensive than Alaska, and, it turned out, was not owned by Russia.  Sammy did not give up on matching his cousin and later tried to buy France.

Clemson’s Folly:  Invented in 1827 by eccentric inventor Fiduciarious “Clem” Clemson, a merry-go-round to relax horses was devised to twirl large beasts around while playing cheerful music.  Unfortunately, during testing, Clemson tried to ride alongside a large Clydesdale and was squashed.

Klimperson’s folly:  Klimper Klimperson, an eccentric gold miner, wished to walk to Japan from Sacramento, California.  He began a tunnel to Japan from his back yard but ran out of funds long before the tunnel reached the edge of his property.  Later, the tunnel would become a celebrated wine cellar and yodeling den.

Jimbo’s Folly:  An impossible dream isn’t always big.  In 1963 Jimbo “Junior” Jimboson laid complicated plans to leave his position as a service station attendant in Pikeville, Kentucky and rise to a position doing “inside work” as a convenience store clerk.  His plans fell through after his engagement to LuLu Claperson, also of Pikeville, and, later, the births of their 14 children.

Fulmer’s Folly:  Inspired by Fulton’s “Folly,” Chance Photo of a replica of Fulton's steamship aka Fulton's folly“Charles” Fulmer looked around his kitchen to find a propellant similar to steam.  Fulmer invented the “toaster smoke engine” which used thousands of toasters to generate hot smoke.  Unfortunately for Fulmer, the famous “copper rise” of 1928 raised the price of extension cords, and also several serviceable alternatives to steam engines had been invented by then.

 

How to Be a Superhero

Photo of How to Be a Superhero: Your Complete Guide to Finding a Secret Headquarters, Hiring a Sidekick, Thwarting the Forces of Evil, and Much More!!

How to Be a Superhero: Your Complete Guide to Finding a Secret Headquarters, Hiring a Sidekick, Thwarting the Forces of Evil, and Much More!!

 A fabulous book that every aspiring superhero must read, How To Be a Superhero is a classic text filled with superhero knowledge.  

How do I get powers?  It’s in the book.  

Should I buy a secret headquarters or just rent?  It’s in the book.

Product Description

Whether you’ve recently been bitten by a radioactive insect or just fallen into a vat of mysterious Chemical X, How to Be a Superhero is the only book you’ll ever need. Written especially for newly superpowered citizens, this comprehensive handbook will help you:
• Identify and hone your unique superpowers
• Design a costume that says “No” to evil, but “Yes” to fashion
• Navigate all pertinent tax and liability issues
• Find the archenemy who’s right for you

Filled with easy-to-use quizzes, helpful sidebars, and step-by-step graphics that will help you master the complexities of the superheroic career, this is the perfect book for lovers of comics and superhero movies as well as those who simply want to learn to use their powers for good.

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