You won’t believe what you can buy out of vending machines these days. No longer just convenient coin-operated contraptions for dispensing soda and chips, there are all sorts of crazy products available, from pot to gold. If there’s a market for it, some enterprising person will try to distribute it at the touch of the button, without the need for pesky human interaction. Countries across the globe offer a unusual array of items for cash, coins or a swipe of your bank card, but there are even some in the US that might surprise you. Here are 17 unbelievable things you can buy in vending machines around the world.
1. Live Worms
If you ever have a hankering for wriggling worms, you can buy a cup of them 24/7 at any number of coin-operated bait dispensers. Not surprisingly, they tend to be located around fishing communities. The worms can thrive for 10 days in the temperature-controlled machines and peat moss mix. Just don’t mistake them for gummy worms.