Chips and sodas are probably the most delicious food in the world to be picked up from a vending machine. The first coin-operated vending machine was produced in London in the 1880s and sold only apples and postcards. From golden bullion bars to kosher food, we’ve come a long way since then. Here’s a true glimpse of some of the world’s strangest vending machines.
Japan has the highest percentage of vending machines per capita in the world. From pornography to noodles, you can get almost anything from a vending machine in Japan. In general, this one allows you to buy a nice can of bread. Flavors range from strawberry to peanuts.
Live crabs are on their way to this vending machine in China. In order to keep the crabs alive, the machine is set at a fixed temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. It forces the crabs to remain alive in a constant state of hibernation. The company also states that if the machine spits out a dead one, it will compensate you with three life crabs.
This vending machine doesn’t take coins, only plastic bottles. Pugedon is the new vending machine to come out of Istanbul and run out of solar power. The income from the recycled drink bottles covers the cost of the pet food it distributes, which, in effect, it provides food to stray dogs and cats in the city.