The first coin-operated vending machines came out of London in the early 1880s, giving out postcards. Thanks to their inventor Percival Everitt, vending machines turned into a quintessential feature of post offices and railway stations. But some think that vending machines date back to ancient Greece when the engineer Hero Of Alexandria made a design that took coins and gave out holy water.
The rest is history and now the whole world is full of vending machines, each one original and intelligent designs and crazier than the last. From very on-demand face-covering gumball machines and a colorful cake vending machine for your late-night sweet tooth cravings to a salmon ATM that gives out, a piece of salmon, to a biblio-mat that hands out a completely random book for $2, it is like there is a machine for everything. Check out some of the coolest machines from around the world.