Space and astronomy have always been fascinating, and here is yet another discovery that captures our curiosities. Planet Nine might only be hypothetical, but that hasn’t stopped astronomers and scientists speculating about it. And now there is talk that a ninth planet in our Solar System might actually be closer than you would think.
What Is Planet Nine?
Planet Nine is considered to be a planet that exists beyond the orbit of Neptune, in the deeper corners of space, as yet undiscovered. Now, complicating issues is the fact that the ninth planet of our Solar System was, for a long while, Pluto. However, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in circa 2006, and since then there have only been eight official planets, after the Sun.
What Is It Expected To Be Like?
Since this time, astronomers have been exploring the possibility of a ninth planet, one that lies a little further out. The existence of this ninth planet was suggested two years ago, and it is postulated as being around 400 times the size of Earth, and many believe that Planet Nine will be visible via telescopes in the next 10 to 15 years.
What Led To This Hypothesis?
You might be wondering what has led science to suddenly suggest the existence of this mystery planet. Well, it seems that an orbital cluster of small objects lies just beyond Neptune’s orbit, and there have been other phenomena too that points to the existence of this planet. A study was carried out to determine whether the clustering could be the result of other factors. But it was determined that there is a 1 in 500 chance that Planet Nine doesn’t exist. This seems pretty conclusive.
This throws up all kinds of questions and possibilities for the future, and we could well be looking at the eventual discovery of a whole new planet. This mystery Planet Nine could be anything, and exploration and analysis of the planet will no doubt be happening as soon as the opportunity arises. While it will almost certainly be impossible for humans to even think about colonization, we will likely be able to learn a lot from the planet.
Every once in a while, science throws up a potential discovery that transcends science. Something that even the everyday person on the street can get excited about, and this is one of those!
30+ Amazon Reviews That Are Way Better Than the Actual Products
If there is one place on the internet that is great for making online purchases, it has to be Amazon. This online shopping website has revolutionized the way we buy stuff. Not only can we order virtually whatever we want from anywhere in the world, but we can also share our thoughts about the purchased items on that very same website. Here are some of the funniest Amazon reviews ever.
The Miracle Speaker
Some tech companies pride themselves on how water-resistant their devices are and what kind of damage they can endure. However, not even this customer could anticipate how durable this Photive Hydra waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker was going to be.
According to him, he bought the speaker via Amazon as a Christmas present for his father-in-law. Amazingly, it was the only thing that survived a tornado that destroyed his home. Naturally, he gave a five-star review for the immortal gadget.
A Brush With Death
Wow, you have to be a very interesting individual, to say the very least, if you don’t know how to use a toilet brush properly. Moreover, this customer seemed to think that you use it for something very different while in the bathroom. Normally, we use a toilet brush to do one thing: that’s right, clean the toilet.
However, this person ended up hurting themselves considerably due to an extreme lack of judgment. It’s called toilet paper – use it!
Having a Ball – Literally
Anyone who goes to the beach or is having a water fight in their backyard loves nothing more than having a beach ball at their disposal just in case. It’s perfect for a variety of games and is a safe alternative when you are hanging around in your sandals.
What happens though when the ball in question is 10 times your size? While we doubt that this beach ball is actually that big, the person who wrote the review was extremely convincing!
Close Encounters of the Worst Kind
Let’s face it – if you really thought that the UFO detector you bought from Amazon is going to work, then you’ve got another thing coming. It turns out that one angry customer was extremely upset that the “internal magnetometer interfaced with microcontroller” didn’t work and had no problem giving it one star in the review.
However, the biggest twist from this review was that the person has apparently been abducted by aliens numerous times beforehand!
Who’s the Man of the Mouse?
Well, this sure took a dark turn quickly! We can’t be expected to always fall asleep at the same time as our partners.
If one person in the relationship goes to sleep a little earlier than the other, then they should respect it if their partner decides to stay on their laptop for a bit longer. Apparently though, this guy’s mouse was so quiet that it helped him discover that his girlfriend was cheating on him!
A Hair Response
People can be disgusting at the best of times. But the worst is when someone feels the need to paint a graphic picture with words via an Amazon review. We get it, Veet for Men hair removal cream can work wonders and it seems like it did for this guy.
However, his brief and descriptive review was a bit too much for us. Dennis, sometimes a review can simply give away too much information. The five stars would have sufficed!
What a Morbid Purchase
Making funeral arrangements is inevitably a sad process. It’s bad enough losing a loved one, but having to come together with family members to try and invest in everything for the funeral, including a casket, can be financially taxing.
However, this person seemed to be extremely happy with the casket they bought from Amazon. It also seems that he is one to make fun of even the saddest scenarios. His morbid four-word, five-star review definitely proves that.
While we are confident that this person is joking in their overtly feminist tangent, we admire how convincing she was in the process. Imagine if her husband actually prevented her from using what she described as “men’s pens?”
We wouldn’t be surprised if this talented writer actually wrote out a draft of this review with their new beloved pens before typing the final draft on Amazon’s website. Sometimes, writing that a pen is simply “good” is just not enough for a five-star review.
What a Pile of Caprio
Look, we’re not the biggest fans of the 2013 Martin Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street. We find it a little self-indulgent, devoid of plot and overall, pretty pointless. However, not for one minute did we suspect that there would be any literal wolves in the movie.
Shiva P wrote a harsh one-star review of the movie to Amazon. However, her biggest problem with the film was that there were no actual wolves. Is she barking mad?
Stop Horsing Around
Some people have no choice but to change their identity after committing or being an accomplice to a huge crime. They have to change their name, national security number and sometimes, even relocate. However, we’ve never seen a situation where someone in Witness Protection was forced to wear a horse head mask.
While he claims his “old identity is forever obscured by this life-saving item,” we have a hard time believing that. No one’s going to believe that he got this kind of radical surgery!
Barking Mad Purchase
There are some customers out there who are just looking for attention when they are writing an Amazon review. Take this guy, for example, who was thoroughly pleased after buying this T-shirt depicting three wolves howling at the moon. He claims that he has the exact same design tattooed on his chest.
However, when he posted a photo with the review, it was simply of him wearing the T-shirt. We won’t believe him until he adds a second photo of him topless…
It’s How You Use It
Many drivers out there benefit from having a reflector shield to prevent the sun from heating up the interior of their cars. However, it appears that one customer who bought their first one didn’t quite know how to use it. They assumed that one should hang up their reflector shield even when they are driving.
Despite this preventing him from driving properly, he even thought it deserved four stars! We’re sure he would have given it a five if he knew how to use it…
Sometimes, people are so satisfied with their possessions that they will write rave reviews even when they did not order it on Amazon. While this hairclip is available to buy on the online shopping site, this guy simply got lucky, finding it on the way home from school.
While he gave the clip five stars, the review doesn’t seem to reflect the rating. We are not sure if he actually needs to wear this. Each to their own though…
‘Til Breath Do Us Part
There is no denying that homeowners put some truly strange works of art and photographs on display in their homes. Never in our lives though have we seen someone hang up a poster of a woman he has never met before using an inhaler.
To be fair, he did admit in his review that he wasn’t sure if it was a good idea. However, it was just a matter of time before he fell in love with the mystery woman.
Adorable Little Fur Ball
There is a stereotype that some people get so lonely that they have this compulsive need to surround themselves with multiple cats. And while we don’t want to criticize anyone who might be a fan of this book, we can’t help but feel like turning cat hair into toys is one step too far (obviously we’re kidding).
This person, for the most part, seemed to be pretty content with their Amazon investment. So much cat hair, yet so little time…
There are many parents out there who simply want to keep their kids safe and secure. So what harm is there installing a surveillance camera into your baby’s bedroom so that you can see what they are doing at night? The answer: all the harm in the world.
Be careful, you might discover that your son has been possessed like Regan from The Exorcist. We’d rather turn a blind eye and not be aware of such horrors going on in that crib.
The Sweet Sounds of Singlehood
Music speakers are a perfectly normal thing to have at home. Not satisfied by the sounds coming out of your music player? Then simply plug it into a pair of these speakers and your home will sound like a music studio before you know it.
It turns out though that this guy ended up compromising his own wife’s life in order to afford these speakers. We sincerely hope this isn’t true, and to be honest, we think he’s just making a joke.
A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
Sometimes, all it takes is one photo to hit home exactly how you feel about the item you purchased on Amazon. This person was sure that what they ordered online was a pillowcase in the shape of a dinosaur.
They were excited to give this to their child, knowing that it would help them sleep just a little bit better. However, they were heartbroken when they realized that the case simply had a photo of the advertised case printed on it!
Life Ruined, in HD
We all wish we could have a big TV screen with high-quality visuals so we could enjoy primetime TV with our family. But at what cost? This guy ended up losing his wife and kids after using her mom’s retirement fund to order this LG Super UHD TV from Amazon.
At least he gets to enjoy his favorite movies and TV shows in HD for the rest of his sad life. With that said, what good is quality TV if you have no one to share it with?
A Lifesaving Cookbook
Some people need just one good reason to make life worth living again. We never thought a cookbook would manage to turn someone’s life around in such a drastic fashion. What makes the impact of Sonia Allison’s book even more remarkable is the fact that all the recipes are meals that are microwavable.
It’s safe to say that this book worked miracles for Michael here. We’re not in a rush to try out that Chicken Tetrazzini though.
Selfie Sticking it to the Man!
There is an idiom that goes along the lines of the following: you can’t teach a certain type of person new tricks, right? Well, according to this Amazon review, that actually isn’t true. This retired man was wondering what all the fuss was about surrounding these selfie sticks.
Upon acquiring his own, he managed to take a pretty good selfie of himself in front of a beautiful river with no trouble whatsoever. A five-star review from a five-star guy.
Time to Save Some Money
Some people desperately want a high-end watch to slap on their wrist. This guy thought he had found a great deal on Amazon when he realized he’d end up saving $58,000 after buying this Zenith Men’s titanium chronograph watch for a cut-price.
However, he ignored the fact that it still probably cost him thousands of dollars in the process. Let’s face it – it’s only potentially a good deal if you already have tons of money at your disposal.
Lost in Translation
This might be a long one, but we promise it’s worth the read. Word of advice Nikolai: if you are hoping to one day be the president of the United States, it might be better to take some English classes instead of reading English Grammar For Dummies.
For a start, it doesn’t seem like this book has helped you move that far since the days when your English was, in your words, “poor like child.” We respect the effort though.
So Worth It
Life is all about prioritizing. As far as this guy’s concerned, it looks like he’s got his priorities just right. After HeroLegend555 allegedly worked “60 hours a week” for an entire year, he was finally able to afford these sneakers.
According to him, they felt exactly like every other pair of sneakers he’s ever worn, but it was clear that it was far superior in terms of style. And even though he struggled to put food on the table for his child, he knew it was worth it.
The Customer Is Always Right…
It’s hilarious when someone can be so passionate in their complaint without realizing that they are completely wrong in their judgment. This person assumed that what they had purchased on Amazon was a tent.
However, when they opened it up during their camping trip, they noticed that it didn’t have a tarp, stakes or a fly cover. Little did they know though that they had actually bought a meditation pyramid – a structure that many people use to meditate in.
That’s Not My Bag, Baby
Some Amazon reviews say more about the customer than the item they purchased. This is a perfect example of this phenomenon. Giving a plastic zip lock bag a five-star review seems to be an exercise in futility. However, there’s a catch here.
This person was more than happy to purchase a bunch of these because he thought it would ensure that he would have his local park all to himself. His reasoning? Well, we’ll let you read it for yourself…
The Force Is Wrong With This One
A video game about Star Wars – what could possibly go wrong? Well, apparently a lot if the person who bought it didn’t enjoy Star Wars: Battlefront – Deluxe Edition. We get the feeling that this dissatisfied customer is trying to weasel their way into a full refund by bribing EA with $5.49 for each star.
Sorry Amazon customer, your Jedi mind tricks don’t work here. Move along. You will enjoy this video game. Who do you think you are? Obi-Wan?
Now We’re in a Bit of a Pickle
You’ll be surprised by the strange things one can buy via Amazon. Weirdly shaped objects that have even weirder purposes. Take this yodeling pickle, for example.
It kind of looks like a pickle, but if you press your lips against it, it will make you sound like a minstrel on the road! What’s funny about this review though are the equally hilarious food-shaped instruments that the person came up with.
“Glit” or Miss?
Some of the reviews on this list show how the customer used their purchased item for something completely out of the ordinary. While most people would probably use a bottle of glitter for an arts and crafts project, this person had other reasons to get sparkly.
After finding that their roommate had brought in a homeless person after a night out on the town, they decided to take their frustrations out the following way. Revenge is a dish best served with glitter, apparently…
What Do You Mean “Too Fast”
This might be the most unreliable Amazon review on this entire list. It seems like this guy is way too intelligent for his own good and is letting his extensive knowledge of physics get in the way of his personal enjoyment. Listen, Matt, the problem isn’t the cable.
The problem is with your unresolved issues when it comes to enjoying music. Just plug in the cable, play your songs of choice and have a good day!
Straight to the Point
There are some reviewers out there who like to keep things short and sweet. However, this guy simply gave a description of the item he purchased, as opposed to actually giving his thoughts on how effective it was.
At the end of the day, does an Amazon review about a Zippo lighter fluid really have to give us any more praise than the fact that it does its job? What were you expecting – a pocket-sized flamethrower with a lightsaber attachment?
When it Uraniums, it Ores
While we get that Amazon should ensure that tins of uranium ore should be sealed better before shipping, this customer’s choice of words left us a little bewildered. We imagine the specific time he mentioned is a reference to the fact that the half-life of uranium-238 is approximately 4.47 billion years.
Other than that though, we assume that this person is really trying to hit home that he received his Amazon order really late. At any rate, it shouldn’t be half empty.
My Teddy Is Completely Shrekked!
There is always a chance that the item you order through Amazon might not look exactly like how it was advertised. However, the following large teddy bear looked absolutely nothing like the image that was used to promote it.
What originally was promised to be wholesome and cuddly ended up being a decrepit, deformed stuffed toy more reminiscent of an abstract painting. However, it’s the review that really hits home the disappointment, using a crude analogy about Shrek…
May the Exhaust Be With You
Many people take Star Wars extremely seriously. So much so that they end up spending hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars on Star Wars LEGO sets. Take this one, for example, the Star Wars Death Star LEGO set, which was available on Amazon for $558.95 at one point.
Not cheap, by any means! And yet, when this person ended up buying the beautiful set, they were confused as to why there was no exhaust pipe. Seriously? You actually think this thing is fully operational?!
Says it All
You’d be surprised how many Amazon users skip the longer reviews while relying heavily on the reviews that are short and to the point. However, this might be taking things just a bit too far, or not far enough, depending on how you look at it.
It appears that this newcomer to Amazon didn’t quite get how to put together a cohesive review and ended up attaching a selfie of himself to it. We don’t even know what he was reviewing! Does it really matter at this stage?
It is clear that this person has only been out in the wild for a few weeks. Somehow, during their upbringing, they didn’t take note of how to eat properly. While Solo cups are a popular thing to drink from during one’s college years, we can’t believe how this customer is using them.
Someone seriously needs to tell this guy that there are vessels in this world that are better to eat from such as plates and bowls. You drink beverages from Solo cups, that is all.
We Wish You a Hairy Christmas
Let’s face it – for those of us who celebrate Christmas – who hasn’t worn a Santa hat and beard at least once in their life? This iconic headgear is synonymous with this wonderful time of the year. So why not invest in a couple of them for your family this winter?
However, we’d advise staying away from this Santa’s hat, which has the beard stapled to the bottom of it. Whoever made this didn’t account for a whole for the mouth…
Now We’ll Never “Split”
In theory, a banana slicer like this one can prove to be a useful tool in the kitchen. However, we never anticipated the possibility that this device could end up saving the marriage of a couple who had been going through some problems.
In fact, it seems like the source of their issues revolved around who would chop bananas while the other was taking care of the kids. Thankfully, all was well in the end and they can owe a lot of thanks to this slicer.
When we buy a book or go to the theater to watch a movie, we’d like to think that none of the marketing will give away any key details about the plot.
A big spoiler can end up sabotaging our reading or viewing experience completely and make us wish we never paid in the first place. This person felt that way after realizing that the answer to the title question was on the book cover, hiding in plain sight!
Revenge of the Penguin
Parents around the globe have a variety of ways to help their children fall asleep. While some read nursery rhymes and sing lullabies, others simply give some tender, love, and care until the coast is clear. When this guy’s kids kept complaining about their bedtime, he decided to think a little outside the box – or igloo, in this case.
We can not imagine being scared of our dad wearing a penguin mask while singing us lullabies. However, these kids were absolutely terrified!