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You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines Actually Exist!

We see vending machines every day, they usually hold cold or hot beverages, snacks and even ice-cream, but around the world, vending machines vend other things as well, so I gathered up the oddest ones I could find. What do you think?

1. Fresh Live Lobsters - Remember that claw game you played as a kid? This vending machine used to be in Las Vegas in a restaurant (no closed), where you put $2 and try to catch a lobster - if you do, the restaurant would cook it for you, for free!(frugalfoodielasvegas.blogspot.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

2. Crack Pipes - I'm not sure how I feel about this, but it's actually produced by a non-profit organization in Canada that is working on reducing the spread of HIV amongst drug-users (due to makeshift pipes that can cut the users). (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

3. Bras - Yes, that's right, bras! Complete with a size-chart, these undergarments will set you back about $30. The machine is located in Tokyo, Japan, in the "Une Nana Cool" specialty shop in Shibuya. (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

4. Live Crabs - In China, you can get fresh, live crabs in your vending machine! They're kept in low temperatures so they're hibernating, and the company promises that if you get a dead one - you'll get 3 live ones as compensation. (geeky-gadgets.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

5. Fresh Salad - Stocked daily at 10a.m., this machine is made of recycled wood and dispenses fresh, organic, premade salads. You'll find it in Chicago. (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

6. Swapping - The "Swap-O-Matic" let's you register with your email and start swapping all kinds of things. You get "credit" for anything you donate and in return, you can use it anytime to take out something else from the machine. Swap-O-Matics are currently available in New-York and work on the honor system. (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

7. Used Books - This lovely lady came up with the idea of the used books machine - the "Green Reads". For just $2 - you can buy a used book and are encouraged to donate one of your own. The proceeds go to fund literacy programs in Africa, so by reading - you'll also be helping others learn how to read! (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

8. Burritos - If you're in west Hollywood you might see this orange dispenser, which has 5 different kinds of burritos, for $3 each (oh, and you can get Tabasco, Sour Cream and Guacamole on the side!) (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

9. Art - Converted from an old cigarette vending machine, the Art-O-Mat now dispenses cigarette-box-sized pieces of art. There are around 100 of these machines all over the U.S.A. (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

10. Helmets - You have to keep your head safe! These were imported from Australia and placed all over Boston, to help out-of-towners keep safe if they want to use the much-popular Hubway (a bicycle sharing program). (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

11. Canned Bread - Available on the streets of Japan, simply pay $4 and choose from a variety of flavored bread. (jetsetta.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

12. Fries - Freshly made fries in 2 minutes? Sounds amazing! And the price - about $2! Too bad they're only available in Australia... (delish.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

13. Fresh Lettuce - This vending machine can grow 60 fresh heads of lettuce in a day! (treehugger.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

14. Groceries - Whether you need eggs, milk, cheese or sausages, this German machine has it all! (finecooking.com)

 

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

15. Bananas - If you're stuck in Tokyo's Shibuya station and suddenly feel the need for some potassium then you're in luck! Look around and you'll find this banana vending machine! (tofugu.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

16. Mashed Potatoes - In Singapore, $1 will get you a cup of mashed potatoes and gravy! Mmmmmm (huffingtonpost.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

17. Legos - You can find this vending machine in one of the train stations in Munich, Germany, and it's perfect for keeping your kids busy during the train ride. (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

18. Cupcakes! - You can find these machines in Beverly Hills and Chicago, where a cupcake would cost you $4. (foodifyme.wordpress.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

19. A Full-Menu Restaurant - Behind this wall of pre-packed goodies there is a live kitchen, in-charge of refilling it. If you want to try this type of instant gratification (and every dish is less than $10!) - you'll need to go to the Netherlands. (members.virtualtourist.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

20. Kindle - Amazon rolled out these vending machines in various places around the United States. You can get a different kinds of Kindles, chargers, etc. (Source)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

21. Baguettes - If you guessed France, you're right. You can now get a fresh baguette 24/7, as the loaves are half-baked and stored until bought, then they get fully baked quickly. Oh, and they cost $1.30. (guardian.co.uk)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

22. Burgers - Think this is in the U.S.A.? Nope! It's actually in Moscow's international airport! (yellow-glasses.tumblr.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

23. Fried Food - Back to Japan, but to Osaka this time, you'll be able to get different fried dishes, like chicken wings, fried sushi and squid-balls. (forrestbrown.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

24. Draft Beer (!) - Yup, Japan got it right - though the price is $12 for a pint... (omglolol.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

25. Pizza - It's 3am, you feel like a pizza and you happen to be in Italy? just pop $3 into this machine and in 3 minutes it will kneed the dough, put the sauce on it, add cheese and toppings and bake it for you. (nicklloyd.blogspot.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

26. Ice Cream - Although no longer available, the Moo Bella offered up to 96 different combinations of ice cream scoops. (news.cnet.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

27. Hot Dogs - Insert $2, get a grilled hot dog! This is the American dream! (delish.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

28. Caviar - Ever felt like you just NEED some Beluga Caviar at 1 in the morning? If you happen to have $500 on you, and you're in Los Angeles, you're in luck! This machine also dispenses other expensive delicacies, like truffles & escargot. (eater.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

29. Pecan Pies - Straight out of Texas, you can get your dose of Pecan Pie goodness for $17.50. (delish.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

30. Bags of Rice - Spotted in Japan. (jetsetta.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

31. Beer Cans & Sake - Sadly, this one stops working after 11pm... (jetsetta.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

32. Fresh Bread - Forget baguettes! In Germany, you can get a loaf of bread baked on the spot in one of these machines. (yumsugar.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

33. Eggs - Stocked every morning so you can enjoy your fresh eggs. Found in Japan. (jetsetta.com)

You'll Never Believe These Vending Machines do Exist!

34. Gold Bars - Do you live in Dubai and happen to forget your gold bars at home? Don't worry, you can just buy a new one... (flickr.com)

Do you know of other weird vending machines? Let me know!

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