The Top 10 Worst Holiday Souvenirs Of All Time
As the holiday season is nearly over for another year, we thought it would be fun to put together our list of possibly the top 10 worst holiday souvenirs of all time, from all over the world. From the bizarre to the down right weird – this is for all those times when ‘you really shouldn’t have’ could not have been more true!!
10. Canned Radiation – Pennsylvania USA
Okay, so this one is not still available – but back in 1980 this was the most popular souvenir from Three Mile Island. Produced by Brenster Enterprises of Etters Pennsylvania, it came with 6 really useful/weird suggestions which included:
1. Remove label and tell your enemy its laughing gas.
2. Energy free night light (illuminates in darkness).
3. Mix with cold cream for that radiant beauty.
4. Instant male sterilization (sniff twice daily).
5. Use as a room air freshener.
6. Toothpaste recipe: mix 3 to 1 ratio with baking soda, for ever glowing smile
9. Parliament Duck – London
Because who doesnt want to take home a replica of Big Ben shaped like a duck with an unusually square head? If you missed it when you were there -the good news is, this is available online from the Houses of Parliament shop!
8. Dead Cane Toad Purse – Australia
Looking for the perfect purse to finish off your outfit? Well look no further than this item from Australia – a genuine dead cane toad – made into a purse. We are not sure if it started out looking that cross – or just when they added the zip….
7. President Dolls, Kiev Ukraine
If you didnt get to go to Kiev this year, then you may have missed out on this set of really freaky looking dolls – all depicting a really badly drawn image of a different President of America. We have no idea why.
6. Kangaroo Scrotum Bottle Opener – Australia
If you thought the Dead Cane Toad purse was going to get you noticed at parties – imagine if someone brought you back one of these little beauties! A ‘Genuine Australian Souvenir’ Kangaroo Scrotum Bottle Opener. There really are no words.
5. Pope on a Rope – Rome, Italy
Just when you thought it couldnt get any weirder – how about this ‘Pope on a Rope’ from Rome, Italy. That really is one strange way to wash away your sins!
4. Dead Skunk Tea Bag Holder – Texas, USA
Back to more dead things – though this time someone has thoughtfully just recreated a dead skunk into the very useful shape of a Tea Bag Holder………Get yours now.
Other dead creatures are available.
3. Swedish Chocolate – Sweden
So everyone knows that Belgium is famous for it’s luxurious chocolate – – however it doesn’t look like it’s European friends Sweden got the memo. Get your own here
2. Niagara Falls Bottled Water – Canada
Souvenir Water that has survived the plunge over Niagara Falls ! Not sure why some of it is green.
1. Golden Poo – Japan
And number 1 in our list -very fittingly goes to this Golden Poo -which comes from Japan.
In Japanese, the word ‘poo’ and ‘luck’ are very similar (‘unko’ and ‘un’ respectively) – so someone saw the funny side and also coined some Yen in the process.