Banana Vending Machine Gives Japan Yet One More Product You Can Get Without Human Interaction

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Japan sure does love itself some vending machines! From cigarettes to coffee to ramen, you can get all sorts of crazy crap from a machine there. The latest? Bananas!

Yes, Dole just announced that it's going to start selling bananas via vending machines in Japan. Keeping the fruit at the idea temperature of 55.4 degrees Fahrenheit, they'll be selling them for $1.50 for an individual banana or $4.50 for a bunch of bananas.

It's an OK idea, I guess. I just want to know what the hell is up with Dole's Japanese banana mascot. Is that a tiny banana mustache I see? [Far East Gizmos via Technabob]