7 / 10

Baby teething aid, Italy: "This was found in an Italian toyshop. It's a small piece of plastic that looks just like a potato chip, something safe enough that babies can chew on. It came with a frankfurter and a chocolate bar — all very life-like. But the potato chip was by far the strangest for the fact that it was rather sad-looking. Perhaps it's because we're used to seeing a bag of them rather than just the one. Its function, to give a baby something to chew on while they're teething, is not too unlike giving a plastic bone to a dog."