BREAKING NEWS: Japanese Consumers Buy Weird Crap

Remember when the Kameo Corporation started selling pillows shaped like half a man for lonely single Japanese women? No? Then you probably don’t read nearly as much inconsequential crap as I do…
Ahem. Anyways, not to be outdone, it seems that single Japanese men are willing to buy equally, if not more bizzarre stuff, namely: pillows shaped like a woman’s lap.
From the story:

He told AFP that the Hizamakura, or lap pillow, fulfilled a primal need [emphasis mine].
“From the time people were kids, people have laid their heads on their mothers’ laps to get their ears cleaned,” he said. “This is made to be quite close to the real thing.”

Yes, because we all know that, after a long hard day chasing mammoth (both woolly and the rare hairless variety), all Ooog really wanted to do was lay his shaggy, scruffy head in his mother Oooka’s lap to have her clean his ears with a gnawed-on piece of boar meat.
Primal urge, my eye.