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Instant cupcakes: simply add your bank card


The 4am munchies just got a whole lot more convenient in LA, after Sprinkles shop in Beverly Hills created the world's first 24-hour cupcake ATM.

It's the latest in a long line of zany vending machines. In Japan you can buy umbrellas or flowers, in Italy pick up a margherita from the Let's Pizza machine, while in Nanjing, China, shellfish lovers can buy a crab from a temperature-controlled vending machine that keeps them alive.

Forget Boris bikes – in the pedal-powered Netherlands, they have the "Bikedispenser", pushing out a cycle on demand, which you can ride all the way to FEBO restaurant where snacks come, you guessed it, from a machine.