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Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Cola Vending Machine

There’s a joke in the Mormon community that requires a bit of translation for outsiders. Here goes: “How do you tell the difference between a good Mormon and a bad Mormon?” The answer? “By the temperature of their caffeine.” It’s often claimed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prohibits their members from consuming caffeine. Show More Summary

Crowbars: Vending Machines Reward Crows for Cleaning Up Cigarette Butts

Each year, trillions of cigarette butts are thrown on the streets of cities worldwide, but what if a highly intelligent urban creature could be trained to pick them up, and even be automatically given a treat for their troubles? Crows are adept learners, able to use tools and think outside the box. Notably, they have already …

Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Cola Vending Machine

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

It's been taken for granted that Mormons don't drink coffee, tea, or any soda pop containing caffeine. Or do they? Of course, not all Mormons follow the rules all the time, but what are the rules, exactly? The restrictions in diet came from founder Joseph Smith himself, who received a revelation from God in 1833. Show More Summary

Farmer's Fridge introduces two new grain-based bowls

Chicago-based Farmer’s Fridge, known for selling fresh salads and breakfast goods out of vending machines, is adding two grain-based bowls to its, erm, menu for those days when you need something heftier. “I love salad, but I eat Farmer’s Fridge on average more than once a day, so it’s a great...

The Morning News: Seattle's Car-Tab Gridlock, Racism Unfortunately Still "A Thing" 50 Years After MLK's Death

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day to the country who never deserved him. Go get some meat out of a Nordstrom vending machine you piece of shit. by Nathalie Graham Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day to the country that never deserved him. Show More Summary

Beautiful photos of Japanese vending machines in the elements

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For his "Existence of" project, photographer Eiji Ohashi captured lonely-looking vending machines out in the weather around Japan. (more…)

These Vending Machines Give The Homeless Free Food

Now in England and coming soon to the U.S., Action Hunger’s boxes give fruit, sandwiches, energy bars, clean socks, toothbrushes, and other necessities to any person given a card by a local shelter. If you want to buy something from a new vending machine inside the entrance to a shopping center in the U.K. Show More Summary

Vending machine for homeless just launched in U.K., to debut in U.S. cities

It all goes back to the countless hours Huzaifah Khaled spent on trains and in train stations, shuttling back and forth between his home in Nottingham, England, and classes at the University of Cambridge, some 90 miles away. "In the U.K., train stations are almost magnets for homeless people,"...

Vending Machine for the Homeless

UK-based charity group Action Hunger made the world’s first vending machine for the homeless. The machine dispenses food and other essentials, which can be accessed only by a key card obtained from a homeless center. More on the Independent.

Free Vending Machines For The Homeless That Will Provide Food, Clothing, And Water Is Set Launch By February

Free vending machines for the homeless will be available in the United States next month. The vending machines will be uniquely tailored to the immediate needs of those who are homeless and will include essential items like food, water,...Show More Summary

PA: SEPTA Begins Phasing Out Use of Transit System Token Coins

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is starting to remove token vending machines in its effort to phase out the coins for transit system payment.

World's first vending machine for homeless people launched in the UK

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Homelessness charity Action Hunger has launched a vending machine to give folks who sleep rough on city streets round-the-clock access to essentials such as food and clothing. The free-to-use service has been two years in the making and went into operation last week. Show More Summary

The world's first vending machine for the homeless just launched - and it's totally free

Homeless people in the United Kingdom can now obtain food or items like socks or toothbrushes at no cost any time of day with a recently installed vending machine. New charity Action Hunger aims to work alongside existing charities tackling...Show More Summary

Japan's vending machines tell you a lot about the country's culture

Earlier this year, I visited Japan to help Business Insider launch its one of its latest international editions, Business Insider Japan. After spending two weeks in Tokyo, one aspect of the city continued to strike me after I returned: the overwhelming abundance of vending machines. The proliferation of vending machines is impossible to ignore. Show More Summary

Jewelry designer Marla Aaron installs a "vending machine" at the Brooklyn Museum

last monthArts : Artdaily

?A vending machine is a perfect place for fine jewelry,? said nobody until today. Jewelry designer Marla Aaron, has created and installed a ?vending machine? at the Brooklyn Museum, which will carry a selection of her products, highly regarded from the likes of The New York Times, Vogue and InStyle for their unique design and utility. Show More Summary

Vending Machines for Homeless With Supplies From Socks to Fresh Fruit Planned for U.S. in 2018

A U.K. charity has installed a vending machine for homeless people, and hopes to install two machines in New York in February.

British charity unveils free vending machine for homeless

A British charity has set up a free vending machine containing essential items for the homeless, an initiative presented as a world first which they hope will be rolled out internationally. Action Hunger has set up the machine in the city of Nottingham, central England. Show More Summary

They're Out There: X-Files Alien Pranks In New York City

last monthHumor / odd : Geekologie

To promote the January 3rd release of The X-Files on Fox, this is a video of some jump-scare style alien pranks in New York City. They include an alien hand reaching out of a newspaper vending machine, as well as an alien popping its head out the top of one. Show More Summary

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