This vending machine, seen at a Milan metro station, aims to save parents from their bored children. The Italian kiosk dispenses mostly toy cars, but, for children looking for a brainier distraction, Rubik's cubes are for sale as well.
At the Meitetsu-Nagoya train station in Japan, it's not just necessities like food and drinks being dispensed in vending machines. The automated machines also offer... alternative reading material.
From Japan (pictured) to the U.K., pedestrians caught in a rainstorm are no longer doomed to a soaking-wet walk to work.
In the Netherlands, busy pedestrians on the go aren't limited to sugary snacks and greasy potato chips. Here, a Dutch vending machine stocks a variety of sandwiches. Grillburger, anyone?
Villagers in Japan can grab farm fresh eggs in the morning from this vending machine. Each refrigerated compartment stores a bag with a dozen eggs, stocked daily by local farmers. A bag of eggs cost 200 yen, which is roughly $2.50.