Some new vending machines in Japan are now dispensing "Cute Cute Cat Christmas-chan headgear," a set of holiday bonnets for cats, in plastic toy capsules, according to SoraNews24: As with all capsule toy offerings, the exact model you get is randomized. Show More Summary
Kratom is an herb derived from a plant native to Southeast Asia. It's listed as an unapproved drug by the FDA and has effects similar to opioids. It has been linked with 36 deaths. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a statement...Show More Summary
Across the country, the vending machines stand as points of illumination and testaments to convenience. The post The Eerie Allure of Japanese Vending Machines appeared first on Hyperallergic.
This smart monkey knows exactly where to spend its money – at a vending machine to buy a bottle of juice. After excitedly banging on the machine's buttons a million times before it releases a juice bottle, the monkey even returns the change to its human friend. And then hops up on a table to enjoy its purchase.
Phil Jones, a talented artist in Minneapolis, found himself passing by a bicycle rack that resembled the interior springs that push the product forward in a vending machine and came up with a clever idea to paint a giant, very detailed bag of potato chips. He put his “bag of chips” in between two of...
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Version 2.0 - raises level cap from LV. 99 to LV. 150 - adds real-life brands (Tombow Beverages, Calby, Kellogs) items - adds a new Treasure Vending Machine mini-game (replaces the previous mini-game that plays after clearing a quest. Show More Summary
It started on a cold and snowy night when a wandering Japanese photographer became fascinated by the way the white flakes were piling up on an ordinary vending machine on the side of a road. Eiji Ohashi began to document these machines, set against the rural backdrops and natural landscapes of Japan, a country with the …
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GUEST: We’re living in an era of extraordinary technological change. From smartphones to drones, the evidence is in our pockets, in the sky, at the office, and in the streets. The pace of technological evolution, though, can be even harder to keep up with than the Kardashians. When asked to think about cutting-edge tech, I’ll be […]
Choosing art to be inked permanently on your body can be a crippling decision, at least for some folks. Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas, Texas thought of a fun way to make the process simpler. They created a vending machine that picks the art for you. Yup, for $100 you get one turn of their "Get What You Get" machine. Show More Summary
Japan has over 5.5 million vending machines. While typically associated with urban life, many of these machines end up serving remote areas. Photographer Eiji Ohashi shares portraits of these lonely automatons in his photo book, Roadside Lights.
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Straphangers were unable to use credit or debit cards to buy subway and PATH rides thanks to maintenance on MetroCard vending machines.
leCupboard dispenses healthy, personalized, prepared meals out of machines. We tried out three leCupboard dishes — two meals and a dessert — and the taste blew us away. Founder Lamiaa Bounahmidi believes the startup helps address nutritional...Show More Summary
The nation's pre-eminent public health institute makes this overdue announcement; another college gets a vending machine that sells emergency contraception; and Italian ocean trash may tell tales of sex on (or near) the beach. The post This Week in Sex: CDC Says Undetectable HIV Is Not Transmittable appeared first on Rewire.
The 'photobooth' has been a fad for a long time now. You'll be surprised to know that the first self portrait vending machine or photobooth have been in existence since 1883, which was introduced by Percival Everett.It seems photobooth selfies have been a craze since the early Edwardian era. Show More Summary
Don't ever discount the MTA's ability to throw a fun little curveball into the stultifying drudgery of a wet Monday morning commute: Today, an untold number of MetroCard machines at stations across the city went cash-only for the entirety of rush hour, something the transit agency didn't bother to mention until hours after the fact. Surprise! [ more › ]
MetroCard vending machines this weekend are cash-only during the overnight hours.
The Japanese have long been known for their strange and silly yet often wildly efficient vending machines, and American businesses are finally catching on — providing an ever-increasing assortment of products at your fingertips with the simple swipe of your credit card and the selection of a box number. READ MORE »