Life has gotten a little easier for the juice-loving super-rich. For a mere $700 they can now buy the Juicero — the world's first wi-fi connected juicer.
Oddly, the device can't actually juice produce from a store or farm. Instead, you have to buy packages of pre-cut vegetables/fruits from the Juicero company (adding to the cost). The device then squeezes the veggies inside the proprietary packs, so the only clean-up required is to discard the used pack. The device automatically orders more packs when you're about to run out (this is the purpose of the wi-fi connection).
I think I'll stick with snacking on non-squeezed raw vegetables — cheaper, minimal clean-up, and (I believe) healthier than juice.
Back in 2013, I posted about a Starbucks gift card that cost $450 to buy, but only got you $400 in store credit.
The folks at Starbucks were probably wondering how they could possibly top that deal. But they managed!
For Mother's Day, they're now offering a gift card that costs $200, and comes generously pre-loaded with a full $50 of store credit. The other $150 pays for the card, which is made of metal and ceramic (and comes in a fancy box).
My German grandfather often used to say, "Ich bin kein Dukatenscheisser." (I don't s**t money.) But if he had this roll of toilet paper, he could have wiped with money. Or rather, gold.
It's 6-layer toilet paper embossed with 24-karat gold plate. It comes in 2 versions: either with the words 'Happy Birthday' or an Alpine rose embossed on it. Yours for only 178.50 Euros ($245, according to my desktop currency converter).
"A colored resin sculpture suitable for outdoor and indoor settings. In the luminescent version it acts as a 'dwarf guard' thanks to a luminous resin that absorbs light momentarily and then releases it for several hours, making it a small presence in the night." Available at Plust.it. According to Esquire, it only costs $340.
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
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