Vending machines with a new twist

Tired of the same-old-same-old when it comes to vending machine candy bars and soft drinks? Smartertravel.com reports on the world's 10 most bizarre vending machines, reports NACS Online.

Subways in China offer live crabs for sale in vending machines, which should make for some interesting commutes home; Where else but Dubai could you buy gold bars and coins from a vending machine, with prices automatically updated every 10 minutes to keep check with markets; Bike-friendly Holland offers the Bike dispenser, a jumbo-sized machine that emits a bike after you've paid for your ride; You can find vending machine sushi in Japan; France offers the Dog-O-Matic, an automatic dog washer, where you open the door, insert your dog, and pay by size; Canna MedBox -- medical marijuana dispensed quickly and accurately from this California vending machine, with a fingerprint and prescription scanner that verifies patient identities; Beverly Hills offers bakery Sprinkles, a 24/7 cupcake dispenser where consumers get their sugar rush for just $4.00; Japan comes in with another top-10 entry with a machine that offers quick and easy touch ups to chipped and unsightly nails; Boston addresses the under- and over-dressed crowd with its automatic apparel machine that offers everything from shoes to underwear to shirts; and Italy offers vending machine pizza, which is ready in just 90 seconds.

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