You can buy SO many dumb things thanks to the Internet . . . and apparently, across this fine country, we’re buying ALL of them.
The real estate website Estately just did a study of Google Shopping searches to see what WEIRD product every state is shopping for more than anyone else . . . and the results did not disappoint.
Here are ten highlights . . .
- The people in Colorado shop for the “Borat” mankini more than anyone else.
- People in Oklahoma shop for zombie survival kits more than anyone else.
- Kansas . . . plus-size lingerie wholesale. (As a known chubby chaser AND a known cheapskate, this is like my dream scenario.)
- South Carolina . . . adult Underoos.
- Massachusetts . . . velour track suits.
- Wisconsin . . . Truck Nuts. Those are plastic testes you dangle from a trailer hitch.
- Nebraska . . . jorts, or jean shorts.
- TEXAS: Confederate flag bumper stickers / truck gun rack / motorized kayak (the Rascal of kayaks)
- West Virginia . . . Confederate flag bikinis. That’s strange, West Virginia only became a state when it split off from Virginia during the Civil War to be part of the Union.
- Indiana . . . blow-up dolls.
(Here are the complete results for every state.)
Not to divide this country even more, but DAMN, so many other states have terrible taste in food.
Thrillist.com just put together a list of the GROSSEST FOOD that people love in every state. Here are some of the highlights . . .
- Akutaq in Alaska. That’s “Eskimo Ice Cream” . . . but not delicious Eskimo Pies. It’s a mix of seal and other animal fats, with berries, and sometimes sugar and milk.
- New Haven Clam Pie in Connecticut. That’s pizza with clams and white sauce.
- Lamb fries in Kentucky. Those are deep-fried lamb testicles.
- Koolickle in Mississippi. That’s a pickle soaked in Kool-Aid. WHAT?
- Cincinnati Chili Five-Way in Ohio. It’s spaghetti with chili instead of red sauce, plus cheese, beans, and onions on top.
- Chop Suey Sandwich in Rhode Island. Yes, they put chop suey between two hamburger buns.
Remember when Twinkies almost went extinct a few years ago? Well they ROARED back, and now they’re shape-shifting.
Hostess just rolled out brand new TWINKIES ICE CREAM. And they also made flavors based on Ding Dongs, Sno Balls, and those cupcakes that have cream in the middle and a squiggly white line of frosting on top.
The ice creams are on sale at Dollar General stores and apparently some other random convenience stores around the country through May. Good luck tracking them down.
There’s been a LOT of talk about 2016 being the worst year ever.
Tons of beloved celebrities died, social media became an unbearable cesspool, racism got super popular again, and, of course, depending on your political views, you know how all that went.
But according to a new poll from the “Huffington Post” and YouGov.com, most people don’t think 2016 was really THAT bad.
Only 31% say the year went terribly for this country, and only 19% think it went terribly for them personally.
Now . . . that definitely DOESN’T mean 2016 was great. Only 4% of people think the year was excellent for the country, and only 6% say it was excellent for them personally. Yikes.
But in spite of all that, somehow we’re STILL optimistic. 34% think 2017 will go better for the country, and 40% think it will go better for us personally.
Millions of people are going to visit some of the famous landmarks around the country this summer. And hundreds of thousands of them are going to say, “Wait . . . that’s it?”
The website Thrillist just put together a list of the 10 most overrated tourist spots in the United States. And even though the list is based totally on their opinions and not any numbers or data, it feels like they nailed it. Check ’em out . . .
- Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
- The Empire State Building in New York.
- The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
- Lombard Street in San Francisco, which is the world’s most crooked street.
- The Statue of Liberty.
- The Mall of America in Minneapolis.
- The Space Needle in Seattle.
- Beale Street in Memphis.
- The Alamo in San Antonio.
- The Magnificent Mile in Chicago.