So if you, like some Americans, are now more willing to burn a hole in your wallet, why not make a minor indulgence in some mindless products?
This year, plenty of those have been released, as platforms like Kickstarter have brought depraved twists on a fun party game to life and inventors have helped to settle the age-old question of how to to best dip your Oreo in milk.
Check out some bizarre products that have come out this year:
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