Here’s our top ten interesting facts about Coca-Cola, vending machines & Japan..
- The world’s first vending machine was invented in Ancient Egypt in 215 BCE.
As the story goes, the vending machine sold holy water in a temple in Alexandria. Utilizing the principle of levers, the weight of a five-drachma coin would tilt a receptacle inside the machine and a tap would pour water until the receptacle returned to its original position. While the machine itself has not survived, Heron of Alexandria recorded its existence in his Pneumatika