From Florida to Dubai, some of the oddest things come out of machines.
For travelers, a vending machine can be a welcome sight. Perhaps it’s just for a quick snack when the rest of the airport is closed. Or, overseas, an easy transaction without any language hurdles. But these days, the vending machine is diversifying. Now travelers can find all sorts of things inside these contraptions—items that range from the practical to the absurd.
“We love vending machines because their very nature will always remain consistent,” says Christopher Salyers, author of Vending Machines: Coined Consumerism. “Some of us would prefer having access to goods 24 hours a day, devoid of human interaction or adult supervision.”
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