Japanese Emergency Hand-Crank Vending MachineE.D.W. LynchMarch 15, 2012 Japanese manufacturer Sanden has designed a vending machine that can be operated during a power outage thanks to an integrated hand-crank generator. The machine requires 70 laborious turns of the crank to power up (video). via Technabob & Japan Trends photo and video via CScout Japan Related Posts Managed WordPress at Laughing Squid Hosting Use promo code SQUIDBLOG for one free month of hosting. Previous Post Dueling Banjos on Musical Tesla Coils Next Post Ben & Jerry’s Apple-y Ever After Ice Cream Made to Raise Same Sex Marriage Equality Awareness Recent Posts Musician Attaches Melodica to Hair Dryer for a High Pitched Performance of ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ Chinese Balancing Artist Strategically Stacks Objects in Seemingly Inconceivable Positions Clever Leather Bags Shaped Like Classic Gas Cans An Amazing Playlist of the Entire MTV ‘120 Minutes’ Catalog Featuring Over 2,500 Music Videos Flatbush Cats Is Raising Funds to Build Affordable Spay Neuter Clinic to Address Cat Overpopulation in NYC How the US Postal Service Reads Unreadable Mail Join the Laughing Squid Email List Receive an email with each day's blog posts.