As a pitcher, it doesn’t come much sweeter than throwing a no-hitter. The odds are stacked against a pitcher from doing it, but sometimes the stars align and they get the result they want. Before the Astros played the Blue Jays on September 1st, 2019, it had been eight years since Justin Verlander’s last. Then he pulled off another amazing feat by taking his third no-hitter, putting himself among some Hall Of Fame names on three.
One Man Highlight Reel
There really wasn’t much batting action when the Astros faced off against the Blue Jays and heading into the ninth the score was 0-0. For all of the amazing pitching that Justin Verlander was responsible for, his team was unable to take advantage of it right until the end of the game. A two-run homer would see the Astros win as long as Verlander could keep up his perfect no-hit game in the ninth.
An Impressive Run
The match started pretty much perfectly for Justin Verlander after he struck out Bo Bichette at the bottom of the first. The strikeout continued to come thick and fast with Verlander on the mound. Verlander had two strikeouts in the first, two in the second, several more in the following innings and three in the eighth. In the ninth, he recorded another strikeout to surpass the 250-strikeout mark for the fifth time in his career. Then his final out of the afternoon was a familiar one as Bo Burchette was up and out once again.
Justin Verlander now finds his name alongside the likes of Sandy Koufax, Cy Young, and Nolan Ryan to have pitched more than two no-hitters in their career. While Justin Verlander might be in the twilight of his career, he is edging toward that Hall of Fame spot when he retires.
There are times that it can seem like the weirdest things happen on Facebook. A significant chunk of this comes from the odd items — both handmade and otherwise — that people post for sale on the social media platform. These are simply some of the strangest posts that people have shared on Facebook.
Can We Double-Check That?
When you look on Facebook Marketplace, you probably expect the usual fare. Maybe there’s some furniture, clothes, or even games that people are trying to get rid of. You probably wouldn’t expect to see a listing for an amber figure that’s 40 million years old.
It sounds like a steal for only $100 but it’s only worth it if it’s real. While we’re not archaeologists, we’re just not sold that this is actually an amber figure that’s millions of years old.
Is There High Demand for This?
There are a lot of ways to make money working with pets. A few common options include working as a vet or even as a groomer. We’re not so sure that we would have come up with a pet eyebrow business all on our own.
For one, it seems like a very specific niche that, honestly, doesn’t sound very profitable. Although, maybe this person found a market of pets who need to get ready for a night out.
We Have a Follow-Up Question
In this specific post on Facebook Marketplace, this person is selling the bookshelf pictured. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include the very confusing content. Liking the movie Shrek is understandable but this seems to go a little bit further beyond.
Another question that this picture raises is why they have so many copies of the same Shrek movie, given that there are at least a few other movies in the franchise for a little variety but we can appreciate the consistency.
Not a Great Sell
There are some ways to experience more success on Facebook Marketplace. For instance, make the product you’re selling seem good or beneficial so people want to buy it.
In this case, we’re not quite sure if selling this tanning bed is a case of poor marketing and poor taste. We’re not sure that anyone will want to tan with the reminder that it’s a dangerous practice already attached to the sales pitch.
This might just be one of the worst finds on Facebook Marketplace. After all, it’s a horrifying medium and result that doesn’t seem like it would sell. When most people hear “nail art,” they think of an afternoon at a salon, getting intricate designs done.
This person took a different approach to the prompt with truly terrible results. As far as home décor goes, this one doesn’t seem very welcoming. Plus, how long does something like this even take to make?
What a Steal!
There’s nothing quite as tasty as the right snack when you need it. If you love Doritos, you can go grab a bag for a few dollars. If you want something a little bit more unnecessarily expensive, you could opt for this $10 Dorito in a jar.
It raises a few immediate questions including ones about why someone did this and that it seems costly for a single chip. On the other hand, at least you get a jar out of it.
Sounds Like Fun…
As we’ve already said, if you want to sell or buy something on Facebook Marketplace, it’s a good idea to make the concept appealing. We’re not quite sure that this ad does it but maybe it benefits from catching people’s attention.
While there are probably community members who wouldn’t mind giving someone’s mom a ride, they might think twice if they’re promised a “bad mood” and this charming introduction photo. We hope she got to Mahjong, at least.
Why Would You Wear These?
There’s a balance when you’re looking for shoes. You probably want to make sure that they look good but you want to stay comfortable as you walk around as well. We’re not sure that this counts as comfortable or fashionable, unfortunately.
As for these shoes, it’s hard to tell what happened. While the split in the shoe seems unnecessary, it also seems uncomfortable. Wouldn’t it feel uncomfortable to have a separation in the middle of your toes?
Bottle Not Included
There are a lot of things that you might buy that someone else initially bought but doesn’t need. It’s a common way to get rid of extra items that you no longer want. This item, however, is a little lacking in what it offers you in total.
Most importantly, notice that you only get the water, not the bottle. That only raises the question of why the bottle isn’t included and what will the water be in when you pick it up?
There are some items that you don’t want because they look like they’re not high-quality. Other times, they look downright unsafe. That’s exactly how these “roller skates” make us feel.
If you’ve ever used or even seen roller skates, you know that this isn’t quite the usual style. They don’t look particularly secure either. All in all, we have to say that these look like a horrible accident waiting to happen.
There are some pieces of furniture that really stand out from the norm. There’s no better place to find off-the-wall furniture than Facebook Marketplace.
In the end, it’s a great source for DIY projects galore. In this particular post, the furniture in question is stools that you probably won’t find anywhere else. While we understand the pun behind using legs that look like human legs, we’re not sure what type of décor they’d fit in with.
Works Like a Charm
When a strong heatwave hits, most people will do just about anything for relief. In most cases, this means sticking close to a fan or air conditioner. If you want the best results, you’ll want a reliable model that’ll keep you cool for a while.
While this model is inventive, we’re not quite sure it would give you the results that you’re looking for. We’re really not sure that it equates to the cost of a kayak.
There are some things that sell for a much higher price when they’re in mint condition. Any collector who has carefully taken care of boxed items can tell you that. Still, there are a few problems here.
First of all, it’s a $10 bill, not a collectible, so selling it at a higher price doesn’t make much sense. Secondly, this seller might need a refresher on what qualifies as “mint condition” because this bill looks like it’s been through a few transactions.
A Lot of Questions
There are certain things you see that only get worse the longer you look. This Facebook Marketplace post is a great example of that. In this case, the most striking thing is the bathtub full of corndogs.
After all, it’s pretty striking imagery. What’s a little more disturbing, though, is that they felt the need to promise everyone that the food they were selling was “clean.” We would certainly hope so!
A Fair Trade
It seems like there’s drama on a lot of corners of Facebook. Unexpectedly, this includes the Marketplace from time to time. This person saw a great opportunity to catch a thief when they realized that they left their phone in their yard.
Instead of using this to identify them, however, they thought that it would be more straightforward to take to Facebook and offer it back — so long as they got their rhubarb returned.
If you’re a serious chef in a backyard barbeque, you might be interested in building your very own setup. You have a variety of materials to choose from for this task too.
The unfortunate news is that this person may have used the worst material available for their base. Even if it’s functional, is it not concerning to cook your dinner on a toilet? We suppose it has a built-in cooler, at least.
In Case You Need It
Sometimes, the fun of going on Facebook Marketplace is in what you find that you weren’t expecting. There are some things that you might be surprised to see your neighbor selling as old décor.
In this case, the local Facebook group was a great place to go if your home was missing a life-size cutout of Edward Cullen. The description for the product even promised that the cutout was “used, but in good condition” — which might just raise more questions than it answers.
Not Suspicious at All
There are some things that you see on Facebook that you know are a joke. At the very least, you really hope it’s a joke. We’re not so sure that we’re interested in the mystery barrels that this person is selling.
If that wasn’t concerning enough, the added detail of claiming it as army property on top of it being a suspicious-looking barrel with mystery contents adds some concern. All in all, we’ll skip out on this sale.
There are some challenges to using your phone for everything. That’s something this person found out the hard way. The good news is that it’s a very specific situation.
When this person went to sell their phone they realized that this posed an issue with posting a photo. How do you photograph something that works as your camera? The solution they came up with was creative and we’re sure that it caught people’s attention.
There are some things that you can sell easily. For instance, old clothes or an appliance you ended up never using. More personalized items might be difficult. We can see why this person might not want a picture of a stranger in their office.
Similarly, we’re not quite sure that anyone is going to pay $25 for a photo of a random person that they don’t know. Maybe this is a chance for Barry to get his portrait back.
Let’s be real — DIY projects are all the craze nowadays, what with the easy access to internet, not to mention the fact that lots of people had more time on their hands this last year with all the regulations and lockdowns.
From building your own furniture to creating your very face masks using household products, the DIY project options are endless. Still, while we can appreciate the fact that this person dabbled in some DIY fun of their own, perhaps they should rethink selling lotion that closely resembles mashed potatoes.
They’re Definitely Spooky
There are times that those odd finds aren’t initially hilarious. Some of them are just truly and thoroughly cursed — and sometimes that’s the point! This seller promised frightening pies and they had a portfolio to match.
They accomplished their goal too as these pies are incredibly terrifying. We wonder if this was a Halloween-only deal or if anyone can buy these pies with human faces for other events as well. How did this person get into this practice?
Just the One
It seems like wireless headphones are in consistently high demand. However, most people probably want both earbuds in a set. Otherwise, what’s the point of only buying one without the other?
That’s exactly what this person offered. Even worse, they note that their “firm price” on the lone earbud would cost $50! They should at least give a discount for only offering part of a set. As of right now, it doesn’t look very enticing.
Seems a Bit Specific
Personalized sweets are a tried-and-true gesture that people are known to invest in. Yet, they usually focus on romantic gestures. It seems like this Facebook Marketplace chef had a new twist to put on the old idea.
Well, at the very least, they tried a new marketing approach. We wonder if the message “unblock me please” is actually very common among the people buying these sweets from them. We’re doubtful that this tactic worked.
Free to a Loving Home
Some weird finds on the Facebook Marketplace are surprising but, ultimately, a nice gesture. After all, who doesn’t need food? Even better, this person was giving away the food in their posting was free!
Although, it does make us wonder how they came to own three unnecessary pounds of cheese. That’s no small amount of cheese to have to find something to do with! It seems like it would have gone quickly, in the end.
Just a Little DIY
As we mentioned before, Facebook is a great place to stumble across a number of DIY projects. On the Marketplace, you might even see them sold at daring prices. The biggest issue here is that this “candle holder” looks a little familiar.
In fact, it seems a little suspiciously close to a wine glass that’s been turned upside down. While they may have added the blue decorations, we’re not quite sure this is a $25 candle holder.
If you’re planning on throwing a backyard barbeque, you need to make sure you have all the supplies. This includes something to cook on. Luckily, you can look on Facebook for supplies.
On the other hand, if this is the Facebook option, it might be better to keep looking. The fact that this is a minion is enough to make some people hate it but the rust and fading paint add an extra layer of discomfort to this design.
Promise, No One Touched It
There are a lot of things that you can buy secondhand and it isn’t weird. For example, there’s nothing wrong with thrifting something like an article of clothing.
A cake, on the other hand, usually isn’t the sort of thing you employ at two different parties. Even putting aside hygiene for a second, you would think that the cake would get stale and look worse even just a few days later, even if it is “untouched.”
All for a Straw
It’s always good to have a reliable selling strategy. You want to make sure that what you’re selling seems like a good deal to potential customers. Conversely, you don’t want to go overboard and say something that’s obviously an exaggeration or a lie.
The people who saw this post were probably unimpressed by the promise of “very rare advertising” on a set of McDonald’s straws. After all, they’re just straws from McDonald’s at the end of the day.
As we’ve discussed already, food can make for a great romantic gift. However, not everyone is as into sweets as the last person. So, what can you do? The good news is that this person on Facebook Marketplace had an alternative if anyone was interested.
While we can understand that someone might want Cheetos over chocolates, we have to wonder about some of the components. For instance, are those strawberries coated in the flavoring from Cheetos?
At Least They’re Honest
There are a lot of reasons that someone might sell something. In some posts, you even get an explanation on why they’re getting rid of an item, usually a promise that it isn’t faulty. This person was brutally honest in their post.
There wasn’t anything wrong with it, they just couldn’t be bothered to separate their laundry. We can’t blame them anyway since mixing different colored laundry isn’t as much of an issue anymore.
What a Beautiful Bird Feeder
This is another cursed item that we’re not quite sure why someone would make it. It’s hard to tell where to start with this image either. The results are memorable, to say the least.
Although, it’s hard to notice anything other than the babydoll arms, legs, and head hanging from the feeder. Even worse, there’s another doll trapped inside the feeder as well, bringing a whole new level of horror to the concept.
Like Looking in a Mirror
Mirrors are a versatile tool in home design and they can offer a lot more than function. It helps that they come in all different styles and designs.
As for this Facebook find, it seems like something more suited to an optometrist’s office than casually in a living room. Yet, we have to note that, unlike some of the weirder finds on Facebook, this mirror is well-made and it definitely offers a lot of surface area.
The Scariest Playground Ever
Playgrounds are aimed at kids, so they’re made to look fun and inviting. Aside from playground equipment, you’ll probably notice things like bright colors and familiar characters.
Of course, especially outside, these bright colors don’t last — especially on metal. On top of that, there’s something simply unsettling about seeing a playground that’s fallen this far into disrepair. Once again, we have to say that the severe rusting doesn’t make the minions look friendly.
Ok, But Why?
There are some things out there that you could buy but you probably only need in certain situations. Not to mention, there are a lot of perfectly pointless items out there as well. In this post, you can’t even spend your money on food to eat.
Instead, this exchange will give you four bags of fake spaghetti. We’re not quite sure why you would want fake spaghetti for but maybe it’s great for a kids’ toy kitchen.
Please Wash It
Before you sell something online, you’ll want to take the chance to clean it up a bit. After all, you want it to look its best for the best chance at a sale. You probably don’t want to try and sell something without removing the ample cat hair from it.
Even better, it’s probably best to skip out on trying to market the cat hair on it as a selling point. While the news of the cat is very sad, this could inhibit their success when it comes to selling the dress in question.
Summing it up Simply
There are plenty of different reasons why someone might sell something on Facebook. That doesn’t mean that they’re always upfront about it or that it’s interesting. As for this story, there’s no mincing words or softening the blow.
While it’s almost always a sad story when someone is selling an engagement ring or wedding band on Facebook, this person was clear in titling this item for sale as a mistake.
How Did You Get That?
There are some things that you see on Facebook Marketplace that make you do a double-take. Maybe it’s a wild lie about a product or maybe the product itself is distasteful.
There are probably few things quite as distasteful as taking to Facebook to sell a cult leader’s baby teeth. While we’re sure that the truth behind these is much different than they say, we wonder how they would explain that they got the baby teeth of Charles Manson.
A Lot to Unpack Here
Some of the most interesting finds on Facebook Marketplace are the ones that clearly have a story. This is a prime example of that. This chair might fit very specific tastes but it’s the caption that captured our attention.
While people find out their partner is cheating in a number of ways, most people don’t find it out by their partner bringing home their new girlfriend’s chair in the shape of a giant heel.
Ready to Decorate
As the holidays start to roll around, plenty of people begin to decorate their homes. Naturally, there’s often some variation for personal tastes, beliefs, and even existing decor.
As for this person, they decided a personalized ornament was the way to go. Why they decided to fill it with baked beans is beyond us. We can only imagine that you could only have this ornament around for so long before it started to get a bit gross.