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

Just when you think you’ve heard the weirdest way to spend money...

October 18, 2019


They say a fool and his money are soon parted. But they also say: YOLO. Actually, nobody says that anymore. Disregard.

Anyway, there’s no shortage of wild and wacky STUFF to spend your money on. Here are three of our favs from this week. 

  • Vegas wedding chapel, $12m: You can’t buy me love, but you can buy me… A Little White Wedding Chapel, for $12m. As The New York Times reports, the Vegas wedding industry ain’t what it used to be. Though it hauled in $2.5B last year, that’s still down at least a billion from its let’s-just-get-hitched-here heyday. 
  • Cargo robot, $3,250: The company behind Vespa scooters launched the Gita, an adorable cargo robot that follows its owner using visual sensors and carries up to 40 pounds of their stuff. Gita doesn’t record its travels — or even know its owner’s identity. But the bigger question: CAN IT BEAR THE WEIGHT OF MY EXISTENTIAL CRISES?
  • Bluetooth-enabled eRosary, $110: The Vatican — yes, that Vatican — partnered with Acer to develop the eRosary, a Bluetooth-enabled “smart cross.” Once eRosary’s accelerometer recognizes movement in the sign of the cross, it connects to a phone app — available for iOS and Android — that displays prayers onscreen. Oh, and the device also tracks your steps — so there’s no need to choose between faith and fitness.

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