Vending the rules: 25 weird, wild vending machines

March 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM ET

In the mood to buy live hairy crab, a gold bar, a luxury car or a freshly baked pizza or cupcake? Then get thee to a vending machine! This fun photo gallery showcases some of the strangest vending machines from around the world:

Image: Cupcake Shop Installs 24 Hour Cupcake ATM On Manhattan's Upper East Side
Andrew Burton
Who says you need customer service when purchasing a luxury vehicle, a gold bar, a freshly baked cupcake or a live hairy crab? Strange as it may seem, you can buy all of these items and more straight from vending machines.