As we know, there's pretty much literally nothing vending machines don't dispense these days, but Peter Fox, an electrical engineer in England, has built a giant one that sells everything. It took three years, but it powered up for the first time this week in his small village of Clifton — neighbors can now sidle up and grocery shop by jabbing a bunch of buttons: a loaf of bread (£1.45), milk by the pint (£0.59), six free-range eggs (£1.75), a can of Heinz beans (£0.69), an umbrella (£2.50); it's all there. A security camera monitors the contents, and Fox says he stocks local produce when possible.
Is This the Future of the Village Shop? [Daily Mail]