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In an online list of the world’s wackiest vending machines; compiled by Fodor’s Travel, Japan got the nod for 3 out of 13 — those selling beer, fresh eggs and bananas.

The Fodor’s list failed to impress this writer, who has seen machines with considerably wackier offerings. Some years ago, for instance, I spotted a machine that enabled people to automatically wash, rinse and dry their dogs.

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