Vending machines are one of the few things keeping us away from the dream of a cashless society. The devices, which offer up an array of items for a little bit of pocket change, are silent but prevalent. They represent some of our most technologically advanced furniture, and they'll probably always be there for us in our time of need.
Turns out, vending machines also have a fascinating history. The first one was actually created to prevent holy water theft back in the 1st century.
(via Miss Cellania)