Here are some of this week’s weirdest ways to spend money

Here are the weirdest items for sale this week.


October 11, 2019

Ahh, money… some of us have a little, some of us have a lot. But, for better and for worse, most of us spend too much time thinking about it.

But somehow it seems that every single week, people find creative ways to spend oodles of their hard-earned cash on wild, new STUFF. Here are some of the best — and most bizarre — things we found this week:

  • Collectible Cheetos, $3,499.55: You may not pay $3,499.55 for a really, really cool-looking Cheeto — but someone might. The Outline did an amazing, confusing, lactose-laden deep dive into the internet’s absurd subculture of collectible Cheetos.
  • Meditation booth, $4,195: The meditation app Calm continues its strange, strange path of diversification by teaming up with ROOM to present a $4,195 meditation booth featuring a “soothing misty forest interior” and soundproofing material made from 1,088 recycled plastic bottles.
  • “Jesus shoes,” $1,425-$3,000: Just when you thought the high-end sneaker market couldn’t get any weirder… a studio called MSCHF released a pair of “Jesus Shoes” filled with actual holy water and scented with frankincense. They sold out almost immediately, and are now selling for upwards of $3,000 resale.
  • CBD-infused sports bra, $125: A startup called Acabada sells a sports bra infused with 5 grams of “zero-THC, lab-certified, 99.9% pure CBD,” as a part of its cannabis activewear line, the “The High Life Collection.”

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