Some clever tinkerer-mixologist in Melitopol, Ukraine, modified a hot-coffee vending machine to serve vodka shots at $1 a pop. Fruit juices and mixers were extra, of course, and because the machine was right in the middle of the town and open to the public 24/7, authorities weren’t really having it. The video, which is in Ukrainian, depicts local officials taping paper slips over the bill and coin accepters, which really seems like more of a temporary fix than anything else. The happy-hour hacker is apparently still at large — let’s just hope this isn’t a viral marketing campaign for Nemiroff.
Ukraine: The vodka vending machine [BBC News]