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22 Of The Weirdest Things With Insanely High Reviews On Amazon

It’s rare that I'm so moved by a product that I have to go back and write a review of it — but when I do, it’s because it’s incredible. I imagine most people are pretty much the same, so products with super high reviews on Amazon are definitely worth a look. And this isn't just one or two recommendations — I'm talking about thousands of great reviews on products you wouldn't think twice about, but something about them has people freaking out.

Now, it's not as easy as you think to find products that fit that bill. But that's why I'm here! I culled Amazon to find some of the odder items that people are really excited about. You might not think that thousands of people would take time out of their day to share how much they love a tooth whitener made out of the charcoal or coconuts, but they do!

From a polish that gets you to stop biting your nails to a piece of steel that makes your hands smell good, there are a lot of weird but incredibly popular products on this list. The people have spoken and you can use their wisdom to make your online shopping way easier.

1. The Charcoal Powder That Whitens Your Teeth

Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural, $25, Amazon

If you have sensitive teeth or gums or are weirded out by the idea of putting a tray of chemicals in your mouth, give this charcoal whitening powder a try. Yes, this will look and feel strange the first time you do it, but over 13,000 people have flooded Amazon with their love of this product. It naturally removes stains and leaves you with whiter teeth after just a few uses.

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2. The Toaster That Takes Care Of All Your Hot Dog Needs

Nostalgia Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster, $42, Amazon

Need to cook up hot dogs for a group but you don't have a grill? Over 1,000 people chose this hot dog toaster as their solution. Honestly, I never thought there was a toaster that both cooks hot dogs and toasts buns perfectly at the same time. But it exists and people love it. The retro design is adorable and it cooks up to four hot dogs and buns at once.

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3. The Face Mask Made With Healing Clay

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, $11, Amazon

There are a lot of face masks on Amazon and many of them are very well loved. But people really can't stop raving about this healing clay mask. The clay deeply cleanses pores, it's made from 100 percent calcium bentonite clay, and over 13,000 people absolutely adore it. One user wrote: "Amazing product!!!! My skin was so oily and constantly would break out, using tons of makeup to cover up blemishes and red undertone from previous acne I needed something that would stop the breakouts BUT ALSO help heal my skin back to " the healthy glow" I wanted. After reading the reviews and doing my homework I decided to give this a shot and it's works like MAGIC!!"

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4. The Mushroom That Keeps Your Pipes Clean

TubShroom The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector, $13, Amazon

Most people don't usually want to talk about their hair shedding problems and clogged drains, but this TubShroom will get everyone to share their bathroom secrets. The drain protector catches all the hair and junk from the shower before it can wash down and clog your pipes. Over 9,000 people have taken to Amazon to say how much they love this — and there's a lot of photos of the gunk they catch in there, too. A willingness to show a picture of your drain gunk means you really love a product.

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5. The Waterpik That Makes You Like Flossing

Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser, $60, Amazon

I've never heard anyone talk about how much they love flossing. But apparently once this Waterpik gets involved, people are suddenly thrilled with the experience. It's recommended by the American Dental Association and it's extra gentle on your gums. One user wrote: "There is only one mistake about this Waterpik Aquarius-I have not bought it 1000 years earlier."

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6. The Case That Keeps Your Cell Phone Dry

FRiEQ Universal Waterproof Case, $7, Amazon

If you're going to the beach or sitting by the pool sometime this summer, this case is a must have. It fits any sized cell and keeps your phone completely dry, even if it's totally submerged under water. Plus, you can still use the touch screen even when it's in the case.

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7. The Sandwich Maker That Cooks Breakfast In A Flash

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, $25, Amazon

How could you not love this breakfast sandwich maker? You get a homemade McMuffin (except much better for you) in just a few minutes. That's a miracle gadget. And 3,400 users agree. One wrote: "This device is super quick and actually helps you make a breakfast sandwich in 5 minutes or under! Who doesn't have 5 minutes to spare for a great breakfast?!"

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8. The Travel Pillow That Actually Helps You Sleep

Trtl Pillow, $30, Amazon

Most travel pillows are pretty sad. Those little U-shaped things that float around your neck hardly help you nap. Luckily, this travel pillow actually gives your neck proper support. It gently wraps around your neck to hold it in an ergonomic position as you try to sleep. Plus, it's half the size of a normal travel pillow and doubles as a pretty awesome looking scarf.

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9. The Steel Bar That Makes Your Hands Smell Nice

Amco Rub-A-Way Bar Stainless Steel, $8, Amazon

Garlic is wonderful in almost any dish, but the downside is that your hands will smell like garlic for the next few weeks. Not with this bar. It's made of stainless steel and those molecules bind to the sulfur molecules of the garlic (or onions or other bad smelling things). Then, when you rinse your hands, the steel molecules wash away and take the sulfur with them. It's such a cool, simple thing and over a thousand Amazon customers love it.

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10. The Pot That Cooks Everything Instantly

Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, $130, Amazon

The Instant Pot is seven kitchen appliances in one — including a crock pot, pressure cooker, rice maker, and more. It's made from stainless steel, and it'll keep food warm for you, too. One user wrote: "This thing is amazing! It has been just about the only thing we've cooked in since we got it! Every meal has turned out great. I don't know that anything can beat it. It does everything! I made roast from half frozen to the most tender piece of meat in 40 minutes!"

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11. The Unbreakable Wine Glasses That Feel Like Crystal

Govino Shatterproof Wine Glass, $13 (Set of 4), Amazon

I don't own any cups made of glass anymore because I've broken all of them. Thankfully, these wine glasses are completely shatterproof. Part of the secret is they aren't actually made of glass. They're made from a BPA-free polymer that feels a lot like crystal. Whether you're moving to a new apartment or you want to take these on a wine soaked picnic, the glasses will stand up to all the jostling you could possibly bring.

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12. The Monitor That Tells You How Steamy Your Home Really Is

AcuRite Indoor Humidity Monitor, $9, Amazon

Apparently, monitoring the humidity of your house can help quell certain allergens, keep your skin from drying out, and prevent mold. This humidity monitor gives you a clear readout of the indoor humidity, so you can adjust your temperature accordingly. Almost 13,000 people have reviewed this product on Amazon, so maybe it's time to keep track of your at-home humidity.

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13. The Alarm Clock That Can Wake The Deepest Sleeper

Sonic Bomb Loud Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker, $30, Amazon

If you sleep like the dead, you need this alarm clock. The sonic bomb alarm is incredibly loud. If those piercing sounds aren't enough, then the vibrating bed shaker will surely get you out of bed. Almost 4,000 people on Amazon love it and one user wrote: "This alarm is no joke. I often find myself waking up before the alarm even goes off due to what I believe is almost fear. Imagine someone putting a jack hammer to your bed and the loudest alarm you can imagine going off. If you can sleep through this then you may not be alive."

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14. The Cooker That Gives You Perfect Eggs Every Time

Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker, $24, Amazon

This egg cooker holds up to six eggs and will give you a great omelet, scramble, poach, or a hard or soft boil in just a few minutes. It's dishwasher safe and makes breakfast insanely easy. It has automatic shutoff, and since most parts are dishwasher safe, it's super easy to clean.

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15. This Very Odd Salt Shooter That Eradicates Bugs

Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Insect Eradicator, $44, Amazon

If you're ready to go full Terminator on the bugs in your backyard, get this bug-eradicator. It shoots out regular table salt to eradicates flies on contact. If you want to take care of spiders, mosquitos, or anything else flying around, this gizmo will take care of it. Though it looks fun (and kind of is), it's powerful, so make sure that only the adults are using it.

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16. The Resistant Bands That Replace The Gym

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise 5 Bands, $11, Amazon

Pretty much a gym in a bag, these resistance bands are great for a whole range of workouts. You get five bands, a carrying bag, instructional booklet, and online videos to help you use the bands most effectively. Each band has a different resistance so you can keep working out as you get stronger and stronger.

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17. The Sponge That Cleans Your Face With Only Water

MY Konjac Sponge All Natural Facial Sponge with Activated Bamboo Charcoal, $10, Amazon

Usually, I wouldn't think a sponge would get a ton of crazy great reviews. But this konjac sponge is pretty special. Made with activated charcoal, it cleans your face completely without using any soap or cleanser. The product is completely natural and a Korean beauty favorite that cleans pores, reduces oil, and leaves your skin feeling delightful.

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18. A Weird Little Spring That Removes All Your Facial Hair

Bellabe Facial Hair Remover, $16, Amazon

Though this looks like some kind of futuristic mustache, it's actually a great hair remover. The spring latches on to the little facial hairs and quickly tears them out. Though that sounds violent, it's a lot less painful than tweezing and works really fast. One user wrote: "Oh my goodness, I love this contraption! It works! I'm saving a lot of money (and time) by doing my lip-chin-cheeks myself. If you're familiar with threading, the pain/discomfort is about the same, although I feel that after the first 2-3 passes of the Bellabe tool, the pain is almost imperceptible."

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19. The Polish That Stops You From Biting Your Nails

Mavala Stop Nail Biting, $15, Amazon

Brush this on your nails and your nail biting habit will be gone. It looks just a like a clear coat of polish but has a bitter taste to dissuade you from putting your nails near your mouth. Though it doesn't taste good, it's completely harmless and works for children and adults.

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20. The Snail Goo That Moisturizes Your Face

MIZON All in One Snail Repair Cream, $14, Amazon

If you're looking for top level skin hydration, you may want to check out this snail cream. This stuff is 92 percent snail mucus, which is a good thing. It helps clear blemishes, moisturize, and reduce fine lines. Plus, it's all natural and doesn't contain any fragrances, artificial colors, or parabens. When a thousand people want to put snail mucus on their face, you know it's a quality product.

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21. This Bizarre Straw That Sterilizes Water

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, $20, Amazon

If you're going camping, this straw gives you drinkable water wherever you go. The LifeStraw has a built-in filter that removes 99.9 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites. It doesn't use any chlorine, iodine, or chemicals and gives you safe drinking water even in emergency situations. If you love adventure, this lightweight lifesaver could make a real difference in your knapsack.

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22. The Card Game With Tons Of Exploding Cats

Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition, $20, Amazon

If you have a game that has kittens, explosions, and wizards, I'm going to be intrigued. This hilariously weird card game is just for adults and extremely popular. The game is easy to learn, plays fast, and is perfect for parties. It's one of the most backed products in Kickstarter history and has tons of reviews singing its praises. If you want to try something new for game night, definitely check Exploding Kittens out.

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