11 Wacky Vending Machines

Forget chocolate: You can get gold, pizza, and raw eggs
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2010 3:45 PM CDT
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(Newser) – When you need to find a bar—gold, not chocolate—the Gold to Go vending machine at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi has you covered. It's one of a number of wacky vending options. Travel + Leisure lists 10 more weird things you can get from a machine:

  1. Fresh pizza: Italy's Let's Pizza machines whip up an individual pie from freshly kneaded dough—with your choice of topping—in about 3 minutes.

  1. Live lobster: Pony up $3 and you'll have 15 seconds to try to catch yourself dinner, claw-on-a-crane style. Located in restaurants throughout the country, the Maine Lobster Game allows winners to get their crustacean cooked on the spot.
  2. Farm-fresh eggs: Popular throughout Japan, machines also sell raw eggs at Glaum Egg Ranch outside of Santa Cruz (two dozen for $3). As a bonus, stuffed chickens put on a "live show."
  3. Gold handcuffs: The wall-size machine at Miami's Mondrian South Beach hotel dishes out some pretty odd stuff: 24-karat handcuffs for $350, a feather vest for $400, and a condo—for a lot of quarters.
Click here for more odd machines, one of which vends leeches.

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