weird The Weirdest Things You Can Actually Rent  

Candice Darden
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This comprehensive list of strange things you can rent truly covers the gamut of the weird rental businesses. From funny rentals, such as goats to do your landscaping and eat weeds to private island rentals for the 1% to a pilgrim to walk your pilgrimage for you and even a sex doll for when you want to act out a secret fantasy, there is truly something for everyone.

If you need someone to be your big or little spoon, you can actually rent a person to platonically cuddle you. If you need an entire crowd for your last minute campus rally, never fear - Crowds on Demand has you covered with an impressive number of enthusiastic folks to support your cause. Need a bridesmaid to be the responsible one and look after the others to make sure they show up on time and don't get embarrassingly drunk during your wedding? You can - you guessed it - rent a responsible bridesmaid. From the utterly weird or cute (puppy rental, anyone?) to the oddly practical (a person to stand in line for you to score tickets or a newly released game), this list of weird things you can rent will amuse you, confuse you, and make you realize that if you think you can rent it, you probably can.
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An Adorable Puppy to Play with When You're Down

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For $15 an hour, Puppies for Rent delivers an adorable puppy straight to your door for you to play with. Are you toying with adopting a dog, but hesitant to take one home because you don't know if Spot will be a good fit for your home? Or maybe you just want to play with a puppy for some good ol' fashioned stress relief? This Utah-based company has the perfect solution.

From the Puppies for Rent site: "Our mission is to help three distinct groups: puppies who need to find homes, those interested in adopting a puppy and, people who currently aren’t able to own a pet for whatever reason."
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Mourners for the Funeral of Your Unpopular Uncle

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The service Rent a Mourner is based in Essex and provides actual mourners to show up to funerals and wakes all around the UK. They claim to have a 'significant amount of mourners to call upon when the need arises."

From the Rent a Mourner site: "Rent a Mourner can supply professional, discreet people to attend funerals and wakes. If you simply need to increase visitor numbers or introduce new faces, we can help."
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A Private Island for When You Want to Throw a Raging Party Without Disturbing Neighbors

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Renting a private island can run you anywhere from $500 to $150,000 a night, depending on location and amenities offered. If you're looking for an unforgettable destination wedding, once in a lifetime vacation, or a place to throw a raging party where no neighbors with call the cops, look no further than Private Islands Online, which offers exclusive private island rentals all around the world.
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An Entire Crowd If Your Presidential Campaign Isn't Going Well

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Crowds on Demand provides enthusiastic crowds at rallies and events - and even claims to be able to turn your campaign around. CEO Adam Swart claims: "I have found our approach has led to increased poll numbers and, in many cases made the margin of victory."
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