We've all smacked a vending machine at one time or another to free a snagged snack. But to encourage a bunch of rowdy rugby fans to choose its beer, Argentina's Cerveza Salta created a vending machine that has to be tackled before it will give up its goods.
If you happen to walk past the AutoWed and alert the motion sensors, be warned—once your partner hears the twinkling bells of the wedding vending machine, she might just insist on getting married on the spot.
Click to viewWhoever said Japan had a monopoly on crazy vending machines? Sure they've got live crabs and bananas. But can they match the awesome power of France's baguette dispensers? Put in one Euro, wait one minute for the bread to break, and another thirty seconds for it to cool off. Sure, they don't taste good.…
The other day I stumbled upon one of those futuristic vending machines that sell ridiculous items that I'd never buy from a vending machine. There was no way in hell I was dropping 200 bucks in that machine just to see an iPod get stuck. Ah, vending machines, when did they get so complicated?
Those Japanese touchscreen vending machines in Tokyo may be the future of street-level drink sales, but are the Japanese actually liking it? Let's find out.
Here I was, credit card in hand, ready to fly across the Pacific and purchase my very first SMART Car from a vending machine, when I'm told it's just some advertisement. Sure, SMART Cars can't float (they can barely survive the SUV-congested streets of the U.S.), and the Japanese steer on the opposite side of their…