You are surrounded by vending machines at some point in your day whether or not you realize it.
As a matter of fact there are so many of them that sometimes you just don’t even think about it all that much. As a matter of fact, one of the things that we have in Florida are these drinking water vending machines.
Seriously. The tap water down here isn’t all that great in terms of taste so a lot of people buy bottled water for their normal drinking water and when you have the threat of hurricanes people keep lots of bottled water.
So what you see around here a lot are these vending machines that are basically a giant bottle of water that you pay a quarter a gallon and fill the water up with whatever you want to fill it with.
Another thing are these giant ice chests where you put in a couple of dollars and out comes a freshly packed bag of ice.
Traveling in Europe when I was in the military you would see vending machines for so many different things that it wasn’t even funny. Every time you placed Pac Man as a kid, that was technically a vending machine.
Thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of people all over the world you are seeing vending machines for everything from sodas to mp3 players. These are just a few of the more interesting vending machines throughout the years.
1. This vending machine would provide you with a lit cigarette for 1 penny in 1931.
2. Here is Colorado’s first marijuana vending machine. I guarantee they put this next to a snack vending machine.
3. This vending machine sells socks. Yes, socks. I can’t tell if this is genius or pointless at a bowling alley.
4. In China you can buy fresh, live crabs from a vending machine.
5. This vending machine for the high roller sells caviar in Las Vegas.
6. In case you want some lettuce on the go. A lettuce vending machine in Japan.
7. I want this machine in my house. A fresh baked pizza vending machine!
8. In case you’re craving some bananas.
9. One of the weirder ones, mashed potatoes. Who knew people loved mashed potatoes enough to need them from a vending machine.
10. A french fry vending machine.