November 04, 2005
This entry is not specifically engineering related, but it is Friday and some engineering and/or business students might find it quite interesting.
I guess in Japan, if you can buy it, it can be found in a vending machine. Here is a web site that is collecting photos of Japanese vending machines. The site says there are "5.6 million vending machines which works out to be one for every 20 people in Japan." Some of the machines distribute eggs, fishing equipment, alcohol, porn, and beetles.