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Caviar Vending Machine

You’ll need a lot of quarters when using this vending machine. It and others like it in the Burbank, California area offer caviar and other luxury foods: Beverly Hills Caviar has unveiled its first touch-screen vending machine at the Burbank Town Center, offering “a large selection of the world’s finest selection of caviar, truffles, escargot, bottarga, [...]

Vending Machine That Dispenses Dishes

(Video Link)  This vending machine is actually a brilliant ad by the Grey agency in China. Corelle, maker of ceramic tableware, wants you to know that its dishes are so sturdy that they can withstand the rigors of a vending machine. And they can! Link -via Technabob

A Vending Machine That Lets You Make Your Own Toy

This big old, shiny vending machine that lets you make your own toy, according to the designer toy molds contained within each machine. So far they’ve only made the Helper Dragon by Tim Biskup, but you’ve gotta start somewhere… Kids these days get to buy Tim Biskup toys out of a freakin’ vending machine?! *sigh* They’re living [...]

What Movie Sequel Would You Un-Make?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. This week, we’re doing something a little different. I’m granting you three wishes! Probably not wishes you’d actually make, but you shouldn’t look a wish-granting horse in [...]

The Missing Links: The CIA’s Super Secret Dragonfly Spy

It’s Been 65 Years Since the Events in Roswell Definitely Did or Absolutely Didn’t Happen Time explores the story all these years later: * Killing Aliens 101 Aliens aren’t just a thing of the past. Some people think they saw some just the other day at the Olympics. So you have to be prepared. These ideas for killing [...]

7-11′s Mashed Potato Dispenser

How you feel about this device will probably vary greatly depending on how you feel about 7-11′s other food. For example, if you think chili that slowly drips out of a vending machine is a great addition to your hot dog that’s been rolling in public view all day, then you’ll probably love these mashed [...]

Fantastic Delites Must be Good

(YouTube link) An Australian snack called Fantastic Delites has an advertising campaign centered around what people are willing to do to get a free pack. This vending machine won’t take money, but it will make you pay. How far will they go? I honestly think it becomes more about fulfilling a challenge than eating a …well, [...]

Vending Machine Dispenses Beer Only if You Tackle It

(Video Link) Tackling the bartender at your local sports bar probably won’t help you, but this vending machine is more generous. It toured bars in Argentina. When rugby fans wanted beer from it, they had to tackle it — hard. A display on the front contemptuously informed customers when they weren’t hitting hard enough. Link -via Technabob

Goodie Monster Vending Machine

Tired of all those junk food in regular ol’ vending machines in their building, designer Mette Hornung Rankin of the Bureau of Betterment and Mark Jacobs of 58 Minutes decided to take matters [...]

Whiskey Vending Machine

Ah, the good ol’ days. Actually, they’re probably called that because the whiskey (or "whisky" for all you purists) made you forget all the bad parts … The Whisky Vending Machine, which mixes whiskey [...]