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Weird Works: The Most Unusual Business Ideas Ever

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The weird and the unusual ideas fascinate and intrigue many of us. Perhaps it makes us curious about things that we find hard to believe or understand. And even when we actually believe and understand it, we are made curious of how different it is from what we have come to accept as normal and usual. If you are into business or is thinking about an idea that you can turn into a business, you’d perhaps be fascinated with weird and unusual business concepts yourself. Yes, the business world is full of the weirdness that many of us are just so interested in.

What you or anyone else interested in business should take note however, is that it doesn’t matter if the idea is a little different as long as it works. With that in mind, let us take a look at some of the most unusual business ideas ever. You might just become inspired by these and think of an unusual idea or concept for a business yourself.

Rent-A-Chicken Business

Yes, you read it right – Rent-A-Chicken. Now anyone who is going to encounter this idea for the first time might find it laughable and there are also those who might find it a little bit bizarre. But notwithstanding anyone’s reaction, it is indeed for real. The first and most obvious question to pop up though, is this, why get into such a business and who would want to rent chickens, anyway? The answer to that question might surprise you, because there are indeed people who would like to rent chickens for a limited amount of time. Those people are the kind who might want to get into urban farming but are unsure if they would be able to take care of chickens for the long term. They want to find out if they have it in them to take care of chickens.

No one would like to get plenty of chickens all at once only to find out that they do not have the patience or the interest for it. Enter Rent-A-Chicken to try and help out. This company that’s based in Traverse City, MI would provide everything that’s needed for a brood of chickens to be taken care of for the summer. The cost is $250, and for paying that amount you’ll be able to learn if taking care of chickens is indeed for you.

Romance Novels That are Customized Just For You

Imagine romance novels that are customized for you. Yes, you can finally be the star of your very own romance novel and you have YourNovel.com to thank for the opportunity. Originated by J.S. Fletcher and Kathy Newbern, a real life husband and wife writing tandem, YourNovel.com will place any couple into their very own personalized romance novel and feature them as the heroes of the story.

Couples who’d like to star in their own stories are given dozens of options, with various themes and locations all over the globe. Themes could be detective and similar adventure stories and the locations could be exotic beaches and other parts of the world. Couples who’d want to get featured can provide personal details like eye colors, place where they work, names of their best friends, what they call each other, and many other interests that they have. This will ensure that the novel is as personalized as it could possibly get. The couples could also choose the kind of story that they want to star in – it might be cuddly, sexy, steamy, or even a little wild, it is based on what they actually want. Cost of the personalized novels are $49.95 for the paperbacks, $74.95 if a photo is included and for hard covers it’s $84.95, $99.95 of it has a photo.

Smash Things to Feel Better

Imagine a place where you could get to smash things if you are feeling angry or upset so that you could feel better again. Now that would be an awesome, if somewhat, unusual place. But such a place does exist, and it is known as The Smashing Place and it is located in the city of Tokyo in Japan. In that place, you can hurl plates at a wall if you are feeling too stressed out at work or if you happen to be angry at someone or something. The act is meant to help you release your pent up emotions and it make you feel good again. Clients of The Smashing Place can simply go there and buy cup or plate of their choosing and then proceed to smash it against a concrete wall within the place. And aside from throwing the cups and plates against the wall, clients could accompany it with shouting, swearing, jumping up and down, stomping their feet, and anything else that they could do to relieve them of their stress or anger.

Hangover Helpers

Nobody wants to experience a hangover. It is one of the worst feelings and experiences that anyone could have after a wild night of partying and drinking with your friends or even if you simply decided to drink all by your lonesome. It’s just not a good feeling and often it involves you having a massive headache and you are feeling so dehydrated. On top of that, your house or your apartment has just been royally thrashed and yet you are in no condition to do something about it, or at least you feel that way. But despair not, for Hangover Helpers is there to help you out.

This business is actually made up of a couple of guys from Boulder, Colorado who are ready to go to their clients’ home and help them get back to their normal selves, not to mention help them out with their messed up homes. The two usually go to their clients’ homes and bring along some Gatorade and a breakfast burrito. They would then proceed to clean up every room of the residence where the partying and drinking occurred. And their service does not end with cleaning rooms, but also includes cleaning the dishes and everything else. Hangover Helpers have already been featured on CBS and in Regis and Kelly, proof that it is gaining popularity.

Reconnect With Your Roots

Who wouldn’t want to reconnect with their roots by researching and rediscovering their family’s history? It is definitely a way of getting to know one’s self even more as well as reaching out to other family members that the person involved haven’t met before. And it is about knowing where you came from and who you really are. Those who want that to happen could seek help from Ancestral Discoveries. This particular business offers help to people who want to do a little research about the history of their families. It was started by Janice Sellers in 2006 and aims to help those who are having difficulty in proceeding with their own research or those who are not up to the task of doing any actual research all by themselves. The fondness and interest that Sellers had for family history led her to believe that she could make a career out of helping other people research their family histories.

These are just some of the weird business ideas that have been tried and the thing is that for the most part, they work. Do you have some weird idea you want to try out?