Vending Machines in Turkey Feed Stray Animals Waiting to Be Adopted

There are over 100,000 stray cats and dogs living in Istanbul, Turkey. And while more than 14 million people live there, these animals are still waiting to be rescued. One company, Pugedon, is making sure that the animals are at least provided food while they wait for a forever home. » 7/23/14 2:59am 7/23/14 2:59am

This vending machine only gives you coffee when you yawn

Douwe Egberts is a Dutch producer of coffeemakers. Direct is a very clever South African advertising agency. Combine the two, and what do you get? An awesome vending machine in Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport that distributes free cups of coffee to the people it sees yawn. » 10/07/13 8:20am 10/07/13 8:20am

The first ever vending machine stopped people from stealing holy water

Heron of Alexandria created over a startling 80 inventions during his lifetime, and most of them relied on the properties of air and water. » 4/13/12 12:20pm 4/13/12 12:20pm

The cheap plastic futurism of grocery store vending machines

In addition to selling chintzy malformed plastic curios, supermarket vending machines also purvey a heady futurism — you can buy aliens, robots, and spy kits for a mere 25¢. Greg Rivera has captured the pop weirdness of these phantasmagoria dispensers. » 9/15/10 12:30pm 9/15/10 12:30pm