BEYOND SOFT DRINKS
Vending machines are known for dispensing cheap treats such as candy bars, chips, and soda. But all kinds of things can be purchased this way. In Japan, there is said to be a vending machine for every 34 people, and the nation has a reputation for selling a wide variety of unexpected items through motorized boxes that might seem odd elsewhere. It turns out the rest of the world also has its fair share of strange and fun vending machines. Here are 21 standouts.