Cell phones dangles aren't cute anymore

If you think cell phone dangles are limited to cute animals, think again.

Gross, or just creative accessorizing? Strapya-world.com

Leave it to the Japanese to make the world's most bizarre cell phone dangle. On Strapya-world.com, a Japanese Web site bursting at the seams with ridiculous cell phone accessories, the number three best-selling cell phone dangle at the moment resembles a tiny, golden version of something found you'd find in your toilet (yes, you heard me correctly). Please use the above link carefully as it contains some language that wouldn't go over well with your kindergarten teacher.

Though the Web site proudly proclaims that "unko" (as the Japanese call it) also means "a lucky kid," I can't help but think the whole thing is terribly wrong. But I guess I'm that one that's wrong as apparently over two million of the little things have been sold (cue Beavis and Butt-Head snicker). The unko is available in a variety of colors, some of which have little happy faces. Prices range from just $1.98 to up to $18 for a dangle that comes with a red cushion and a fortune (again, you heard me correctly). And don't fret, shutterbugs and gamers, as the unko also works with cameras and Nintendo Wii remotes.

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