You read that right. Tucked between the toilet paper and pool noodles, and across the aisle

You read that right. Tucked between the toilet paper and pool noodles, and across the aisle from the frozen food section, we found an indoor trainer. Those of you familiar with the discount supermarket chain, Aldi, know that you can never be certain with what you’ll find, but even within that context we were surprised to stumble across an indoor bike trainer in a grocery store. So we did what any curious person would do in that situation: We sent one of our editors back to the store to buy it. Equal parts bemused, skeptical, and downright curious to see how well or even if it would hold up—or what it would look and sound like if it failed—we put it to the same test we do all our indoor trainers. (We tested a lot of trainers this winter, ranging from $300 friction trainers to $1,400 smart trainers that do everything except pedal for you.) Only this time, we filmed it. After all, if this trainer was going to blow up in spectacular fashion, we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to capture it for all to see. I’ve always wanted to be part of a viral video, so I raised my hand to be the guinea pig. In the box you’ll find a trainer skewer, a riser block for your bike’s front w...

The Most Profitable ‘As Seen on TV’ Products of All Time

We’ve all found ourselves watching infomercials late at night or on weekend days when nothing else is on. While most are compelling in their own way, some manage to hook viewers more than others — no matter how unnecessary or laughable the product might seem. From skin care systems to kitchen gadgets to workout routines, some products have spurred millions of people to pull out their credit cards and pick up the phone. Whether you saw the product on an infomercial or you discovered it thanks to a show like “Shark Tank,” these products that were made famous on TV hit big with their audiences. Remember Marie Osmond and her 50-pound weight loss? The celebrity spokeswoman not only endorsed the brand but also kept the weight off with NutriSystem. Millions of other people wanting to shed pounds have also used NutriSystem weight management system. The company’s market value is estimated at $1.11 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Snuggie is one of the most successful infomercial products, even if the commercials did give people a good laugh. The cheesy ads worked to the company’s benefit, though. Snuggie sold over 30 million units as of 2013, just five years after its l...