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We thought dropping $100 on a functioning Apple Newton Personal Digital Assistant was a lot of money, but apparently, $15K for a pair of Apple-branded adidas health shoes is part of reality, as well. Originally made for Apple employees back in the ’90s, a rare unworn pair of the homely kicks once surfaced back in 2017 to be snatched up at auction for about what it would cost you to buy one of every Apple product model today. Now, French walking shoe brand Mephisto has partnered with premium lifestyle retailer Concepts International to create a shoe that pays homage to the original in a much less, shall we say, geriatric permutation. The CCM-96 is clad in white leather with a white rubber outsole, a D-ring lacing system, and the Apple colorway on the tongue label. The pricey but not insanely expensive shoes go on sale today, and there are companion clothes in the form of hoodies and a t-shirt that all pay homage to Apple’s “Think Different” campaigns, which are priced at $35 and $90 respectively.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”