44 Of The Wildest & Weirdest Products On Amazon Skyrocketing In Popularity

It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then, a slightly odd product will break through and become a smash hit. Who would have guessed that the Chia Pet would be such a popular white elephant gift during the holidays? Who would have predicted the Squatty Potty would sit in so many household bathrooms? If you’re intrigued, now’s the time to get ahead of the trends with some weird but awesome products available on Amazon. Not only does Amazon have an infinite variety of items to choose from, but they also have thousands of reviewers backing up these wild and weird products: which means you can snatch them up before they become the next big thing. So when you look at all the reviews for a 3-D printed moon lamp, you know that pretty soon, every bedroom is going to have one. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be lulled to sleep next to an accurate model of the moon? From a set of kitchen sponges that won’t grow grimy over time to a skin-repairing beauty cream made with real snail mucin extract, there are a ton of genius products on Amazon that are currently flying under the radar — you just have to know where to look. Whether you need to measure butter for...

LI wine distributor admits fraud involving product featured on ‘Shark Tank’

You might be using private browsing or have notifications blocked. Please enable notifications or using normal browsing mode. A Long Island wine distributor pleaded guilty Monday to an almost $1 million scheme, fraudulently taking advantage of publicity generated by the television show “Shark Tank.” Joseph Falcone, 59, admitted committing wire fraud in federal court in Central Islip by claiming to investors that he would use their money to buy and distribute single-serving, sealed plastic glasses of wine — also known as wine-in-a-cup — that was featured on the television show, officials said. Falcone collected $872,000 from unidentified investors on Long Island, between September of 2014 and November of 2015, but spent $527,000 of the money on buying a home in Florida and trading online in securities, according to officials. The investors’ money was supposedly to be used by Falcone’s company, 3 G’s Vino in Bethpage and Farmingdale. Falcone, now of Melbourne, Florida, theoretically faces up to 20 years in prison, but under the terms of a plea deal, he cannot appeal unless he is sentenced to more than 30 months in prison. “Falcone lured investors into believing that they were fun...