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Monday, April 25, 2011

STRANGE VENDING

Most folks on the internet have heard of the odd vending machines in Japan (undies?) but that's not the extent of strange vending machines around the world. Here's a sampling:

Chicken Eggs



Bread



National Batteries



Live Bait



Kosher Snacks


Just Pringles



Pizza in 90 seconds! Mmm microwave pizza




Live Beetle Pets



Live Lobsters - how on earth does this work?



Sneakers. Hopefully they fit.



Neckties



Umbrellas

Just about anything can be put in a vending machine I guess. One of the best I ever saw was soup. They had cans of soup that they'd heat up and dispense with a spoon, and it was good stuff. I don't know if they had problems with lawsuits or exploding cans but I never see that any more. Then there were the coffee cups with poker cards on them, as shown in Terminator 2. Vending Machines are usually a pretty bad deal in terms of cost, but they are convenient and sometimes they're all you have time for.

And, of course, there's Automats, which I've written about in the past and I believe are going to be making a comeback. A full meal, in seconds, out of dozens of choices, for a good price. That kind of thing is going to be more popular, I suspect.

Still, I don't think I'd wear any of those ties or trust the shoes.

5 Comments:

Blogger Philip said...

Live Lobsters - how on earth does this work?

Along the lines of the pick-up-a-stuffed-toy-by-crane?

5:46 PM, April 25, 2011  
Anonymous Christopher Taylor said...

It kind of looks that way, doesn't it? I hope its more reliable.

7:10 PM, April 25, 2011  
Blogger Texas Shooter said...

Did you notice the Kosher Snack machine also says 24/6 on the front?

Does the machine not work on the Sabbath?

7:43 AM, April 26, 2011  
Blogger Philip said...

Not unless you pay a Gentile to push the buttons for you.

6:36 PM, April 26, 2011  
Anonymous canvas wall art said...

Haha crazy stuff but appropriate?

8:18 AM, October 26, 2011  

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