These Are Thursday's Best Amazon Deals

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 30.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black for $44.99 (list price $49.99)

Mpow Selfie Stick Bluetooth, iSnap X Extendable Monopod with Built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter for iPhone 7/7P/6s/6P/5S, Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8, Google, LG V20, Huawei and More(Black) for $9.99 (list price $18.99)

Jelly Comb 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver, Less Noise, Portable Mobile Optical Mice for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, Macbook - White and Gold for $9.95 (list price $19.99)

Lamicall Universal Phone Stand For Desk (Black,Silver,Red) for (list price )

iPhone 6s Plus Screen Protector, JETech 2-Pack Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector Film for Apple iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus Newest Model 5.5 - 0813 for $6.99 (list price $19.99)

Quirky Cordies Desktop Cable Management for power cords and charging accessory cables (Black) for $12.99 (list price $14.39)

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Drivers, Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $39.99 (list price $159.99)

GMYLE Matte Rubber Coated Soft Touch Plastic Hard Case Print Frosted for MacBook Air 13 inch (Model: A1369 and A1466) - White Marble Pattern Shell Cover for $12.98 (list price $34.98)

Google Wifi system (set of 3) - Router replacement for whole home coverage for $264.00 (list price $299.00)

Digital Voice Recorder by Yemenren, 8GB 3072Kbps Sound Audio Recorder Dictaphone, Double Microphone, Metal Casing, Voice Activated for $29.99 (list price $99.98)

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo Earbuds with Magnetic Connection, NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing & Built-in Mic (Black) for $25.99 (list price $35.99)

PodSkinz AirPods Case Protective Silicone Cover and Skin for Apple Airpods Charging Case (Diamond Blue) for $9.95 (list price $21.95)

Arlo Pro Security Camera – Add-on Rechargeable Wire-Free HD Camera with Audio (Base Station not included), Indoor/Outdoor, Night Vision (VMC4030) for $179.99 (list price $189.99)

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Point Anywhere Remote (Certified Refurbished) for $31.99 (list price $49.99)

Anker PowerPort 6 60W Wall Charger, 6 USB Ports, High-Speed Charging with PowerIQ and VoltageBoost for $27.99 (list price $79.99)

KITCHEN

Planetary Glass Set by ThinkGeek for $59.00 (list price $64.79)

Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker for $39.40 (list price $65.25)

Professional Bib Apron (Set of 2, Black, 32 x 28 inches) - Durable, String Adjustable, Machine Washable, Comfortable, Easy Care - by Utopia Wear for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Ninja Professional Blender (BL610) for $82.97 (list price $125.99)

Oenophilia Bali Wine Rack, Natural - 10 Bottle for $56.96 (list price $68.00)

Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black for $79.99 (list price $119.99)

Canister Set Stainless Steel - Beautiful Canisters for Kitchen Counter - 8-Piece Medium Sized with Glass Lids and Measuring Cups - Tea Coffee Sugar Flour Canisters by SilverOnyx - 8pc Glass Lids for $54.92 (list price $139.99)

Kitchen Oven Mitts With Non-Slip Silicone Printed - 1 Pair of Heat Resistant Oven Gloves for Cooking,Baking,Grilling,Barbecue Potholders,Tan/Khaki,Honla for $12.97 (list price $21.98)

Vera Wang Wedgwood Polish Noir Flatware 5-Piece Place Setting Set, Black for $89.74 (list price $125.00)

Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan for $35.95 (list price $39.95)

Neoflam 4pc Mystique Covered Ceramic Stovetop Cookware Set for $60.16 (list price $72.61)

Estilo Stainless Steel Magnetic Knife Bar 15 3/4 Inch for $12.79 (list price $15.99)

MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears and Multi Purpose Scissors for $12.95 (list price $35.99)

 

HOME

Soap dispenser, Touchless Stainless Steel Automatic Soap Dispenser, IR Infrared Motion Sensor Hand Free Dish Soap for Kitchen and Bathroom for $26.99 (list price $71.99)

Essential Oil Diffuser Aiho 500ml Aromatherapy Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lights, 4 Timer Settings and Auto Shut-Off for Office Home Living Room for $20.99 (list price $28.99)

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale with Extra Large Lighted Display for $17.95 (list price $29.95)

iRobot Roomba 650 Robot Vacuum with Manufacturer's Warranty for $299.99 (list price $374.00)

LIHAO 12 Piece Set Rustproof Stainless Steel Shower Curtain Rings Hooks for Bathroom Shower Rod for $6.29 (list price $16.99)

Mr. Clean 440436 Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush Caddy Set for $14.07 (list price $17.41)

LexMod C24 Wishbone Chair in Walnut for $144.99 (list price $154.64)

Lava the Original 14.5-Inch Silver Base Lamp with White Wax in Blue Liquid for $11.87 (list price $16.99)

Honey-Can-Do HMP-03770 Bamboo Laundry Hamper with Natural Liner, 16 by 13 by 25-Inch for $24.33 (list price $44.82)

DII Indoor/Outdoor Natural Coir Easy Clean Rubber Back Entry Way Doormat For Patio, Front Door, All Weather Exterior Doors, 18 x 30" - Cactus for $15.95 (list price $19.99)

WOLTU Shoe Rack 8-Tiers 24 Pairs Tower Shelves Storage Organizer Stand Cabinet Easy to Assemble ACSR1005blk for $23.99 (list price $46.99)

Zuo Modern Park West Coffee Table, Walnut for $237.14 (list price $309.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Brightech - Maxwell Shelf Floor Lamp - Modern Mood Lighting for your Living Room and Bedroom - Shade Diffused Light Source with Open-Box Shelves - Walnut Brown for $59.99 (list price $120.00)

Simple Designs Home LD1036-BLK Bronson Antique Style Industrial Iron Lantern Desk Lamp with Glass Shade, Black for $37.84 (list price $49.99)

Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Marrakesh Collection, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5SSAN) for $5.69 (list price $6.94)

Accuteck All-In-One Series W-8250-50BS A-PT 50 Digital with AC Adapter (Silver) for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Scotch 2 Roller System, Fast Warm-up, Quick Laminating Thermal Laminator (TL901C-T ) for $29.99 (list price $34.96)

Fred FLYING COLORS Rainbow Tape Dispenser for $10.08 (list price $12.00)

Desk Organizer , Pen and Pencil Holder with Picture Frame By Pensali - Office Supplies Space Saver - Made of Premium Suede Base Faux Leather - Strong Magnetic Clasp - Attractive Design for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

Tech Tools Hand Pen Holder with Magnetic Back - Desktop Madness Series (HS-8040) for $18.29 (list price $19.95)

Epson Expression Home XP-340 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier for $44.99 (list price $54.99)

Casio Inc. HR-100TM mini desktop printing Calculator for $20.83 (list price $23.58)

Evelots 6 Magazine/File Holders & Labels,Assorted Colors & Styles,Multi-Colored for $11.99 (list price $30.00)

Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, Fine and Chisel Tip, 72-Count for $128.97 (list price $268.00)

Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers, Medium Point, Assorted Fashion Colors, 5-Count for $11.51 (list price $20.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Listerine Total Care Zero Anticavity Mouthwash, Fresh Mint, 1 L (Pack of 2) for $11.94 (list price $18.45)

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $2.90 (list price $7.99)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Peppermint 32oz for $15.99 (list price $17.99)

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Very Dry/Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free 16 oz for $8.78 (list price $15.99)

Bevel Trimmer for $189.00 (list price $199.95)

B.I.G. Natural Pre Shave Oil, 60 ml for $12.95 (list price $25.00)

Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit | Includes 6 Items: One Safety Razor, One Badger Hair Brush, One Alum Block, One Shave Soap, One Stainless Steel Bowl and Five Razor Blades for $55.00 (list price $75.00)

Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant, Unscented 2.5oz for $1.88 (list price $4.00)

Goody Hand Mirror #27847 (Pack of 1), 11 Inch, Colors may vary for $5.87 (list price $14.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

LUENX Aviator Sunglasses Polarized for Men Women with Sun Glasses Case - UV 400 for (list price )

Fitbit Alta Band, BeneStellar Silicone Replacement Band for Fitbit Alta HR and Alta Band With Metal Clasp (Classic) for (list price )

Spalding NBA Street Basketball for (list price )

MiiR Insulated Growler Bottle, Blue, 64-Ounce for $43.76 (list price $54.95)

Salton SP1503 Electric S'More Maker, Stainless Steel for $45.99 (list price $49.99)

Gonicc 8" Professional Premium Titanium Bypass Pruning Shears (GPPS-1003), Hand Pruners, Garden Clippers. for $18.95 (list price $39.99)

BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap for (list price )

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

HYSEAS Water Resistant All Purpose, Extra Large Outdoor Blanket, 73 by 80-Inch for (list price )

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $24.95 (list price $36.99)

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE for $124.36 (list price $189.99)

Penn Championship Regular Duty Tennis Balls, 12 Can Case, 36 Balls (Packaging May Vary) for $39.99 (list price $52.05)

TOOLS

Power Strip Tower JACKYLED Surge Protector Electric Charging Station 3000W 13A 16AWG 10 Outlet Plugs with 4 USB Slot + 6ft Cord Wire Extension Universal Socket for PC Laptops Mobile for $27.99 (list price $89.99)

WEN 6321 7-Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Corded Belt Sander with Dust Bag for $39.28 (list price $43.64)

Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure, 120-Feet for $69.00 (list price $79.99)

WEN 4210 Drill Press with Crosshair Laser, 10-Inch for $117.67 (list price $146.82)

Epica Digital Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Radio, Flashlight, Smartphone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cable-ONE CABLE DOES ALL for $21.95 (list price $39.95)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $30.40 (list price $39.14)

RAK Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack) with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Unique Tool Gift for DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Men, Women (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch, Carhartt Brown for $46.10 (list price $54.99)

SZHOWORLD® Portable Brass Screw Lock D-shape Key Holder Creative EDC Keychain tool for $8.99 (list price $29.99)

Armor All 2.5 Gallon, 2 Peak HP, Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum, AA255 for $38.79 (list price $49.99)

Black & Decker 71-912 Drill and Screw Bit Set, 45-Piece for $7.88 (list price $13.64)

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $9.99 (list price $21.23)

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471] for $24.49 (list price $26.84)

10 Lotions and Balms Perfect for Your Chapped Hands

These lotions and balms can help revitalize your dry, cracked hands.
These lotions and balms can help revitalize your dry, cracked hands.
Duke Cannon/Dr. PawPaw/Bliss/Amazon

Chapped, cracked hands are one of those little annoyances that can turn into a big headache after dealing with them for a few days, but after a long winter, and with all the hand-washing everyone is doing due to coronavirus concerns, it’s nearly unavoidable. To give your skin a sigh of relief, we’ve rounded up our favorite lotions, creams, and balms that will heal your raw palms and have your knuckles feeling soft and smooth in no time. Check them out below.

1. WOW ALOE VERA MOISTURIZING BODY LOTION; $12


BUYWOW/Amazon

With all-natural ingredients that work for every skin type, this aloe vera body lotion is particularly useful for putting some life back into your hands. This lotion is fast-absorbing, quickly creating a barrier between your skin and the outside elements. And since it's not greasy, you won’t have to wait for your hands to dry (or wash them all over again) before you can get your day started.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Dr. PAWPAW MULTIPURPOSE BALM; $8-$20 (Sizes vary)

Dr. PawPaw hand cream.
Dr. PawPaw/Amazon

Your hands will feel like they’ve entered a tropical oasis after applying this soothing balm. Made from papaya (or pawpaw), a fruit that’s known for its natural healing properties, this balm also contains aloe vera and olive oil to give dry skin a natural glow. And it’s not just for helping your palms and knuckles—this balm can also be used on your lips, nails, and cuticles, and as a tool to tame flyaways or stray brows. It’s the multipurpose secret weapon that’s a must-have for any bathroom cabinet.

Buy it: Ulta, Amazon

3. DUKE CANNON BLOODY KNUCKLES HAND REPAIR BALM; $31 (Pack of 2)

Duke Cannon Bloody Knuckles balm.
Duke Cannon/Amazon

Even if you’re not throwing punches in the ring, you might feel like you’re in a boxing match with your raw and red hands. But Duke Cannon’s repair balm will reverse your skin damage and have you feeling like a champion once again. Best used for extensive chapping, this balm is unscented and completely free of fragrances, dyes, and other artificial ingredients.

Buy it: Amazon

4. 2-IN-1 BODY LOTION CANDLE; $29.00

Candle and skin lotion from UncommonGoods.
UncommonGoods

Not all lotions come in a tube. Try this amazing body lotion candle, which melts at a comfortable temperature so you can safely use the “wax” as a warm lotion on your skin. These 10-ounce candles are packed with coconut oil, botanical oils, and vitamins A, K, and E to instantly moisturize your hands. Scented with fresh figs, amber, and floral notes, this unique candle makes skincare feel like a spa experience.

Buy it: Uncommon Goods

5. L’OCCITANE SHEA BUTTER HAND CREAM; $29

L’occitane hand cream.
L’occitane/Amazon

Applying this hand cream is like easing yourself into soft, cozy slippers after a long day. Made with 20-percent shea butter, honey, almond extracts, and coconut oil, it has a creamy feel that instantly protects and nourishes your skin as it repairs. It’s also rich in fatty acids, doing double duty to prevent wrinkles along with any cracking.

Buy it: Amazon

6. O’KEEFE’S WORKING HANDS; $8

O’Keefe's Working Hands on Amazon.
O’Keefe's/Amazon

With nearly 18,000 4.5-star reviews on Amazon, this concentrated hand cream is a true miracle that instantly repairs any cracks or dryness on your skin. And it also works to prevent future damage, creating a barrier that locks moisture in and keeps dryness out. Even if the most you’re doing with your hands involves a keyboard, O’Keefe’s will still work around the clock to keep them looking—and feeling—their best.

Buy it: Amazon

7. PALMER’S COCONUT OIL HAND CREAM; $3

Palmer's Cocoa Oil on Amazon.
Palmer's/Amazon

This affordable hand cream works for 24 hours, so it can go for as long as you do. Made from shea and cocoa butter, with a boost of hydrating vitamin E, Palmer’s uses natural, raw ingredients to create “glove-like” protection to keep your skin feeling soft all day long. And its coconut oil is fair-trade certified, so you can feel even better every time you use it.

Buy it: Amazon

8. J.R. WATKINS ALOE & GREEN TEA HAND CREAM; $8

J.R. Watkins hand lotion on Amazon.
J.R. Watkins/Amazon

Aloe isn’t just for sunburns; it’s great for use on cracked hands, too. That’s why this hand cream from J.R. Watkins, enhanced with the healing power of aloe and green tea, is your best friend when it comes to dry skin. J.R. Watkins uses plant-based ingredients from ethical sources, making it a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin. And its products are recyclable, allowing you to go green while restoring your skin at the same time.

Buy it: Amazon

9. BLISS LEMON & SAGE BODY BUTTER; $10

Bliss hand lotion on Amazon.
Bliss/Amazon

PETA-certified and free of harsh chemicals, Bliss uses a special combination of natural plant-based emollients, humectants, and extracts for hydration that lasts all day. And its bright lemon and sage scent will make you feel more energized and refreshed—the perfect stand-in for a dehydrating cup of coffee.

Buy it: Amazon

10. AQUAPHOR HEALING OINTMENT; $9

Aquaphor hand ointment.
Aquaphor/Amazon

Aquaphor is an oldie but a goodie. A drug store favorite, this multipurpose ointment works to shield skin from the elements to restore it to its natural condition, and it can be used on everything from your hands to your lips to your feet. It can even help heal burns. Preservative- and fragrance-free, it’s the powerful little tube that will never let you down.

Buy it: Amazon

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

These Scented Prank Candles Turn From Sweet Fruits to Sour Farts

The blissful peace of someone who has not yet sniffed a Prank Candles product.
The blissful peace of someone who has not yet sniffed a Prank Candles product.
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When someone lights a scented candle—maybe before meditating, taking a bath, or enjoying a romantic dinner—the last thing they expect to smell is a fart. That's what makes this product from Prank Candles so brilliant. As the wax melts, the aroma transitions from sweet apple pie to noxious flatulence, fouling the smeller's mood and home air quality.

In terms of appearance, the gag gift resembles a normal candle in every way. The label calls to mind the warm scents of apple pie in autumn, and when the jar is first opened, it has the smell to match. But after about an hour or so—just as the victim has gotten used to the pleasant fragrance—it changes.

Apple pie fart-scented prank candle.
Turns out receiving this scented gift isn't so sweet.
Prank Candles

Prank Candles writes in the product description, "Often—our customers will report that their victims will initially thank them because it's 'the best candle they've ever burned.' Because of this, they're even less likely to blame the candle when they think, 'WTF is that smell?'"

In addition to the apple pie scent, the company sells nasty candles disguised as fresh roses, balsam and cedar, and vanilla. The apple pie and vanilla varieties are currently back-ordered, with shipping estimated for April 15. Whether you're already planning for April Fools' Day 2021 or the birthday of a frenemy, you can order yours today for $23.

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