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English Version | To Be Continued: The Nonsense issue

 

A toaster with crumbs. Used underwear. A toilet paper roll with Donald Trump's face. A car with no engine... The list could go on, there are so many completely useless and irrelevant things for sale (many of them for an absurd amount of money) in the virtual world. Do you now what the most interesting thing is? There are a bunch of people willing to pay for them.

 

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"The Internet is like a rabbit hole." The expression became so common that no one stops to really think about what that means. In terms of nonsense, it means everything is possible. In terms of shopping, it means everything is available at a click of a button. Cat halloween costumes? Check. Super strange flip flops, the sort that you would never, not even in your wildest dreams, could imagine? Check. Products that promise to keep your nose (and your face) without lines? Check. In some websites, like Aliexpress.com, there are gadzillions of things that keep us awake at night, such is the weirdness of their collection - yes, let's leave it like this. Are you ready to add stuff to cart?

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