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Top 50 Bizarre Trends in 2009

— June 29, 2009 — Unique
This peculiar countdown is a celebration of all things uniquely bizarre.... The report is a crowd-filtered ranking based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (roughly 10 million monthly views) and our bizarre trend database, which now has more than 4,284 bizarre trends.

Enjoy freaking yourself out with this article...

Implications - The reason why people enjoy strange, bizarre news or innovations is a mystery to many. The effect of oddities such as these is similar to that of a bad car crash: you want to look away but you just can't. The appeal consists of one part shock and another fascination, as consumers get a kick out of seeing other people do things they themselves would never dare to.
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Activity
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Transparent Vehicles
Transparent Vehicles
Sara Watson Makes a Car Disappear With Paint
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46
Disposable Sunglasses
Disposable Sunglasses
Azumi & David's Sticky Shades Shield Your Peepers From The Sun
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45
Human Vending Machines
Human Vending Machines
Kit Kat's Man-Powered Promo at London Victoria
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44
Illusory Shocktography
Illusory Shocktography
Twisted Art from Robert Gligorov
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43
Human Oddity Paintings
Human Oddity Paintings
The Sketchbook Of Travis Louie Showcases Peculiar Portraits
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42
Public Toilet Competitions
Public Toilet Competitions
America's Best Restroom Awards Recognizes Hip Bathrooms in the US
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41
29 Quirky Gadgets to Jazz Up Your Desktop
29 Quirky Gadgets to Jazz Up Your Desktop
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40
Perversely Pretty Photography
Perversely Pretty Photography
Sarah Sitkin's 'Morbid Sense of Humor' Exhibits Just That
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39
Edible Human Hybrids
Edible Human Hybrids
Photoshop Proves Mom Was Right: You Are What You Eat
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38
Muppet-Inspired Fashion
Muppet-Inspired Fashion
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Went Kermit Crazy For Fall 2009
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37
Crazy Heels in Practice
Crazy Heels in Practice
Ankle-Breaking Footwear As Actually Worn by the Stars
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36
Literary Lovettoos
Literary Lovettoos
Ink Your Everlasting Love This Valentine's Day
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35
Graphic Geekttoos
Graphic Geekttoos
Ink That Proves a Word or Simple Font Can Say It All
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34
Body Fluids, Hurting Yourself & Murder
Body Fluids, Hurting Yourself & Murder
The Eccentric Photography of Christophe Gilbert (II)
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33
Tonguettoos
Tonguettoos
Permanent Lingual Ink is In Vogue
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32
Fashionable Prosthetics
Fashionable Prosthetics
Una Burke's Constricted Creations Are Inspired by Medical Braces
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31
Knotty Hosiery
Knotty Hosiery
Adult Actress Stoya Gets Tangled in Baby Blue Nylon Stockings
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30
Sewn-On Thigh-Highs
Sewn-On Thigh-Highs
Priscilladavanzopics Secures Her Tights By Stitching into her Skin
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29
Pajamas for Couples
Pajamas for Couples
‘LoveMe Before LoveMe After' His-and-Hers Sleepwear
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28
Human Dolls
Human Dolls
Katie Gallagher Transforms Models Into Mannequins (UPDATE)
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27
Silly Surgical Masks
Silly Surgical Masks
Fun Face Masks to Fend Off Swine Flu Symptoms (UPDATE)
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26
Reverse Photoshopped Art
Reverse Photoshopped Art
Benoit David Adds Rolls of Flab and Limbs to His Photos
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25
Face Corsets
Face Corsets
Paddy Hartley's Face-Altering Masks Mimic Plastic Surgery
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24
Nerd Jargon Tattoos
Nerd Jargon Tattoos
Witty Geekttoos That Only Other Geeks Will Understand
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23
Goth Tattoos
Goth Tattoos
Fascinating Body Art Expressing Subculture Beliefs and Lifestyle
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22
Children as Mini Adults
Children as Mini Adults
Anna Skladmann Portrays Elite Russian Kids in Provactive Poses
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21
Strange Photo Collections
Strange Photo Collections
Bizarre Archive Catalogues the Weirdest Pictures On the Web
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20
Funny Safety Rebellion
Funny Safety Rebellion
Finding Humor in the Stupidity of Unsafe Working Practices
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19
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Graffiti Artists Channel Bad Acid Trips to Attack Scottish Castle
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18
Nerdy 90s Grunge
Nerdy 90s Grunge
Copenhagen Street Style Takes a Geeky Step Back in Time
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17
Inked Photo Subjects
Inked Photo Subjects
Geneva Exhibition Celebrates Etienne Dumont's Tattooed Body
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16
Webbed Toettoos
Webbed Toettoos
Silly Syndactylism Body Ink and Other Unique Foot Ink
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15
Freaky Facettoo Fails
Freaky Facettoo Fails
Kimberley Vlaminck Sues Tattoo Artist for 56-Star Mistake
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14
Elegant Tattoography
Elegant Tattoography
Brian Cummings' ‘Bodies of Work' is Breathtaking
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13
Tattoos of Organs
Tattoos of Organs
Permanent Ink Fit for an Anatomy Lesson
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12
Hairy Body Art
Hairy Body Art
From Shaved Back Jersey Numbers to Bathingsuit Top Chest Hair
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11
Killer Vampire Photography
Killer Vampire Photography
Royal Blood by Erwin Olaf
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10
Underwater Fairytale Photography
Underwater Fairytale Photography
Little Girl Mermaid Imagery by Elena Kalis
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9
Collaborative Stories on Skin
Collaborative Stories on Skin
A Story Tattooed On The Bodies of 2,095 Strangers
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8
Incarcerated Art
Incarcerated Art
Permanent Tattoo Mugshots Prove Identification Isn't Always Tricky
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7
Freaky Feet Contests
Freaky Feet Contests
TMZ Submissions Show Everything from Webbed Toes to Missing Toes
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6
Overtly Violent Art
Overtly Violent Art
Disturbing Photography by Alison Brady Looks Murderous
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5
Human Belly Branding
Human Belly Branding
Is Scarification (Burning Patterns into Skin) the New Tattoo?
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4
Professional Photoshop Fails
Professional Photoshop Fails
Bodies Butchered, Contorted & Given the 'Twilight' Treatment
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3
Satanic Body Mods
Satanic Body Mods
One Man's Transformation Into A Devil
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2
Body Mod Addictions
Body Mod Addictions
Pauly Unstoppable is the World's Most Modified Man
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1
Literary Tattoos
Literary Tattoos
Inked Art for Writers and Word Nerds
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