8 vending machines you didn't know you needed你不知道您需要的8自動售貨機

 
By Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey, for CNN
June 23, 2014 -- Updated 1153 GMT (1953 HKT)
For $4.25, Sprinkles bakery's New York machine sells cinnamon-chocolate and other flavors of cupcakes. Sprinkles opened its first "Cupcake ATM" in California in 2012 and also has machines in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas.For $4.25, Sprinkles bakery's New York machine sells cinnamon-chocolate and other flavors of cupcakes. Sprinkles opened its first "Cupcake ATM" in California in 2012 and also has machines in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • In Japan you can buy beer, eggs, bras, live lobsters, salad and neckties from vending machines
  • The cupcake ATM has hit New York
  • Gold and flip-flops are two more things you can buy from the vending machines on our list
 

(CNN) -- Legend has it the first machine dispensed holy water in exchange for a coin in ancient Egypt.

Tobacco vending machines have been around since the 1600s.

 
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Then came soft drinks, chocolate bars, bubble gum and condoms.

Now, vending machines can be used for anything small enough to be lifted out of a tray, it seems.

Japan has embraced the concept wholeheartedly, selling eggs, bras, live lobsters, salad, cold and hot coffee, ties and, reportedly, even used underwear from machines.

Other countries are catching on.

1. Cupcakes (New York)

In the land where "small cakes baked in cups" were first mentioned in a recipe book in the 1700s, it's not surprising the hand-held cake has gone 24/7.

Stocked with up to 750 cupcakes baked daily in the adjoining Sprinkles bakery, this sugar-pink vending machine sells cupcakes around the clock.

For $4.25 you get to choose from cinnamon chocolate, black and white and seasonal specialties such as Irish chocolate and maple bacon.

There's even a doggie cupcake for your pooch, giving you an excuse to stop by when on "walkies."

Sprinkles opened its first "cupcake ATM" in California in 2012 and has also installed the machines in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas.

Where to find it: 780 Lexington Ave., New York

MORE: Japan's love affair with the vending machine continues

How angry do people get when this one doesn\'t spit out their purchase?
How angry do people get when this one doesn't spit out their purchase?

2. Gold bars (Dubai, UAE)

You might not often need to buy a gold bar in the middle of the night, but in the United Arab Emirates, the tradition of gifting gold on holidays, festivals and special occasions is still going strong.

At the Gold ATM you can purchase anything from a 2.5-gram, 24-karat gold coin to a rather more substantial 31-gram (one ounce) gold bar.

You even have a choice of designs: a locally significant Burj Khalifa design or a kangaroo or Canadian maple leaf.

The price stays up to date via the Internet, it's refreshed every 60 seconds.

Where to find it: Lower Ground Floor, next to entrance to Burj Khalifa Observation Deck At The Top, Dubai Mall, Down Town, Dubai, UAE

3. Flip-flops (Sydney)

Flip-flops, or thongs as they're locally known, are part of the uniform in this country of sunshine, surfer dudes and an all-embracing relaxed attitude.

If you've arrived unprepared, the Havaianas flip-flop vending machine in Sydney's city center could be your sole salvation.

You're at the mercy of the machine for sizes and styles, but for $20 you're good to kick off your city shoes and hop to the beach.

Where to find it: Ground level, The Galleries, 500 George St., Sydney, NSW, Australia

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4. Umbrellas (Vancouver, British Columbia)

You know that you've landed somewhere with inclement weather when there's an umbrella vending machine at the airport.

One of the wettest cities in Canada with an average of 57 inches of rain per year, Vancouver prides itself in its mild climate, but gives you the option to be prepared.

For $5 you get a pocket-sized umbrella and ... well that's it.

Where to find it: Level 1, domestic arrivals just before the exit to public transportation, Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Can\'t put a price on safety. Actually this machine does: $5.
Can't put a price on safety. Actually this machine does: $5.

5. Bicycle helmets (Melbourne, Australia)

People clad in Lycra populate Aussie roads, but they stay safe -- it's illegal in Australia to ride a bike without a helmet.

If you've just arrived and want to cycle around the sights, you can pop into one of the many 7-Elevens in town to get a brain bucket.

If you're alighting at Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne, however, you can get one out of a machine.

Three sizes, one design, $5, and you have a stylish blue helmet that's safe and legal.

Where to find it: Southern Cross Station, near the rental bike stand on Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

6. Caviar (Los Angeles)

Caviar and vending machines?

Beverly Hills, stronghold of the obscenely well-to-do, is home to not one but three caviar vending machines.

Called Caviar Automated Boutiques, these upscale vendors offer more than a dozen types of caviar from all over the world, packed in shiny containers offering anything from a tasty morsel at 25 grams (around $25) to party boxes of 400 grams ($999.95).

Where to find it: Westfield Topanga, Level 2, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, California

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Literary tech.
Literary tech.

7. Books (Canada)

It's a universally acknowledged truth that those in possession of too many unread books continue to buy new ones.

Green Reads offers a solution: a book vending machine that allows you to get a good secondhand book for $2, as well as giving you the opportunity to donate a book for the next reader.

The machines are located in commuter-dense areas such as train stations, hospitals and airports.

A portion of proceeds earned by the machines are donated to female literacy and numeracy programs in Africa.

Where to find it: The prototype is at Barrie Transit Downtown terminal, 24 Maple Ave., Barrie, Ontario

8. Burritos (Los Angeles)

Students' diets are notoriously bad, so what better place than the University of Southern California campus for the first-ever burrito vending machine?

For $3.75 you can get a hot, steaming burrito.

So that busy students don't get too bored while being idle for the 90 seconds it takes to dispense, they can watch a music video while the robotic machine puts their food together.

Where to find it? Parkside Apartments, 3730 McClintock Ave., USC, Los Angeles

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Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey is a freelance writer based in Melbourne, Australia. S

 

 

 
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2014年6月23日 - 更新1153 GMT(1953 HKT)
對於$ 4.25灑麵包店紐約該機的售價肉桂巧克力和蛋糕等口味。 灑開設了第一家“蛋糕ATM」在加利福尼亞州在2012年,也有在亞特蘭大,芝加哥和達拉斯的機器。對於$ 4.25灑麵包店紐約該機的售價肉桂巧克力和蛋糕等口味。灑開設了第一家“蛋糕ATM」在加利福尼亞州在2012年,也有在亞特蘭大,芝加哥和達拉斯的機器。
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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故事突出
  • 在日本,你可以從自動售貨機買啤酒,雞蛋,文胸,活龍蝦,沙拉和領帶
  • 該蛋糕ATM已達到紐約
  • 黃金和觸發器是兩個東西,你可以從自動售貨機購買我們的名單上購買
 

(CNN) -相傳,以換取硬幣分發聖水第一台機器古埃及

自動售煙機自17世紀已經出現。

 
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然後是汽水,巧克力,泡泡糖和避孕套。

現在,自動售貨機,可用於任何小到可以拿出一個托盤,它似乎。

日本已經接受了這一概念全心全意,賣雞蛋,文胸,活龍蝦,沙拉,冷熱咖啡,領帶和,據說,甚至用過的內褲從機。

其他國家正在迎頭趕上。

1,蛋糕(紐約)

在“土地烤杯小蛋糕 “首先在食譜在1700年提到的,這並不奇怪手持蛋糕已經走了24/7。

庫存多達750蛋糕每天在毗鄰出爐麵包,這種糖,粉紅色的自動售貨機出售全天候蛋糕。

對於4.25美元你從肉桂巧克力,黑,白和時令特色菜,例如愛爾蘭的巧克力和楓熏肉選擇。

甚至還有一個小狗蛋糕為你的狗,給你一個藉口,什麼時候停止通過“walkies。”

灑開設了第一家“蛋糕ATM」在加利福尼亞州於2012年,並已安裝在亞特蘭大,芝加哥和達拉斯的機器。

哪裡可以找到它: 780列剋星敦大道,紐約

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如何不憤怒的人得到時這個沒有按\'噸吐出他們的購買?
多生氣的人時得到這一個不吐出他們的購買?

2,金條(迪拜,UA ē 

你可能不經常需要購買一根金條在半夜,但在阿拉伯聯合大公國,在假期,節日和特殊場合饋贈黃金的傳統依然強勁。

在黃金的ATM可以從2.5克,24克拉金幣一個較為可觀31克(一個盎司),金條購買任何東西。

你甚至可以設計一個選擇:本地顯著迪拜塔的設計或袋鼠或加拿大楓葉。

價格保持了通過互聯網的日期,它的刷新間隔為60秒。

哪裡可以找到它 低層地下,旁邊進入迪拜塔觀景台的頂部,迪拜購物中心,下城,迪拜,阿聯酋

3,觸發器(悉尼)

觸發器,或丁字褲因為他們是被當地人稱為,是均勻的陽光,衝浪帥哥和一個無所不包的從容的態度的這個國家的一部分。

如果你已經到了毫無準備的Havaianas人字觸發器自動售貨機在悉尼市中心可能是你唯一的救贖。

你在本機的憐憫尺寸和款式,但20美元你是好脫掉你的鞋子城市和跳海灘。

哪裡可以找到它:底層,畫廊,500喬治街悉尼,新南威爾士,澳大利亞

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4,雨傘(溫哥華,不列顛Columbi 

你知道你在什麼地方能抵禦惡劣的天氣時,有一把傘自動售貨機在機場降落。

其中的降雨量最多的城市在加拿大,平均為57英寸,每年下雨,溫哥華自傲在它的氣候溫和,但給你準備的選項。

5美元你會得到一個袖珍傘和......嗯,就是這樣。

哪裡可以找到它: 1級,國內一個剛剛退出的公共交通,溫哥華機場,前rrivals溫哥華,不列顛哥倫比亞省,加拿大

可以\'噸把價格上的安全性。 其實這台機器的作用:5元。
不能把一個價格上的安全性。其實這台機器的作用:5元。

5,自行車ħ elmets(澳大利亞墨爾本)

人們穿著萊卡填充澳元道路,但他們保持安全 - 這是在澳大利亞非法騎自行車不戴頭盔。

如果你剛剛趕到,想騎車遊覽的景點,你可以彈出到很多7-11的一個小鎮中獲得腦桶。

如果你在墨爾本的心臟下車在南十字星車站,但是,你可以得到一出一機多用。

三種尺寸,一體式設計,5元,和你有一個時尚的藍色頭盔的安全和合法的。

哪裡可以找到它 南十字星車站,附近出租自行車站在斯賓塞街,墨爾本,維多利亞,澳大利亞

6,魚子醬(洛杉磯)

魚子醬和自動售貨機?

比佛利山莊,據點的猥褻良好的to-do,是國內外沒有一個而是三個魚子醬自動售貨機

所謂魚子醬自動化專賣店,​​這些高檔的供應商提供來自世界各地的十幾魚子醬的類型,裝在閃亮的容器在25克(大約25美元)至400克(999.95美元)方箱,提供從美味的一口東西。

哪裡可以找到它:韋斯特菲爾德托潘加,2級,6600托潘加峽谷大道,卡諾加公園,加利福尼亞州

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文學高科技。
文學高科技。

7,圖書 (加拿大)

這是一個舉世公認的真理,那些擁有太多的未讀的書繼續買新的。

綠色的讀取提供了一個解決方案:一本書,自動售貨機,讓你得到一個很好的舊書2美元,以及讓您有機會捐出一本書,在未來的讀者。

該機器位於通勤密集的地區如火車站,醫院和機場。

由機器賺取收入的一部分捐贈給女性的識字和計算能力計劃在非洲。

哪裡可以找到它:原型是在巴里市區過境終端,24楓樹大道,Barrie,安大略省。

,捲餅(洛杉磯)

學生的飲食是出了名的壞,所以比美國南加州大學校園有什麼更好的地方了有史以來第一個捲餅自動售貨機?

對於3.75美元你可以得到一熱,熱氣騰騰的捲餅。

讓忙碌的學生們不要太無聊而被閒置90秒鐘需要來分配,他們可以觀看音樂視頻,同時機器人的機器把他們的食物在一起。

在哪裡可以找到它?柏麗公寓,3730麥克林托克大道,南加州大學,洛杉磯

he's the author of "Living Abroad in Australia" by Moon Travel Guides.

 

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