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Walmart's "American Idol"-Style Contest Draws In Some Bizarre Submissions

Walmart seems to stock nearly every product known to humans, but there's always room for more. Online contest Get on the Shelf asks Walmart customers to pitch and post product ideas; online voting will crown the next great product to possibly hit Walmart shelves. But as evidenced by these proposals, greatness is questionable.

Bath/Beauty

Family

Toilet Seat Comforter
This seat cushion has a second use: It keeps small children from falling in.

Pets

Dog Wash
Your dog is hit with soothing jet streams in this inflatable tent.

Babies

Diaperpods
Plastic bags are tucked into a hidden chamber in diapers for mess-free cleanup.

Food/Dining

Family

Tuna Squish
Canned-tuna enthusiasts can use this press to keep fish dry and hands fresh.

Pets

K9 Water Caddy
This portable, drip-free bottle was made for dogs who think they're hamsters.

Babies

Hot Dog Holer
This slicer skewers a hole through hot-dog pieces to prevent choking.

Recreation

Family

ePillow
Think watching a movie on a slip-sliding iPad is just the worst? Problem solved.

Pets

Jass Marazz
A singing button for your pup to voice the only words it needs: "Let me out."

Family

NiNi Crayon Bungee
Kids can't throw crayons when they,re strapped to a bungee hooked to a table.

illustrations by peter sucheski

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A version of this article appeared in the April 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine.