If you have ever had the privilege of dining in the Bellagio in Las Vegas, you might have got a glimpse of Jean-Philippe Maury's breathtaking 27-foot chocolate fountain.

This taste bud tempting, 2100-pound behemoth circulates around 120 quarts of chocolate per minute. Just take a look at the videos and see if you can resist visiting the nearest vending machine for something sweet. [Bellagio and TechEBlog]

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