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The First Vending Machine (and other surprising firsts)

Neatorama’s got this terrific post today on 5 Modern Technologies that Might Not Be So Modern. My favorite bit is about the first vending machine, used to dispense… that’s right, Holy Water! From the piece: “Hero rigged it so that when a coin was dropped into a slot, it fell on a pan, and the weight [...]