Unbelievable Vending Machines. If you thought vending machines were a modern invention, you’d be mistaken; they’ve been around for thousands of years.
The earliest known example was in ancient Greece in the 1st century AD. It was a coin operated holy water dispenser.
Since then, we’ve taken vending machines to the next level.
This luxury car vending machine in Singapore makes buying a Ferrari as simple as getting a can of soda...although you might need a little more than loose change.
The 15-storey giant is the largest vending machine in the world!
This meat vending machine could be exactly what you need.
These Spanish butchers installed the machine in 2012. Stocked with traditional cuts of meat, it's available to locals 24 hours a day.
If candy is the only type of bar you’ve been buying from vending machines, you’ve been doing it all wrong, because you can buy solid gold from these little beauties. Although one thing’s for sure; your loose pocket change may not get you very far. Actuality: woman getting her tiny piece of gold.
The hairy crab is one of the most popular delicacies eastern china. So popular in fact, that a seafood seller in Hangzhou has installed a live crab vending machine after spotting a gap in the market. Kept at a cool temperature, the crabs are encased in packaging that makes them sleep - so you don’t have to worry about your dinner fighting back! Innovative, handy, and 2000 years old - all hail the vending machine!
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