France Now Has Oyster Vending Machines

The French have once again invented something irrefutably French: a 24-hour oyster vending machine. Of course the machines are refrigerated, and they also have glass walls so consumers can choose which oysters they want. One farmer, Tony Berthelot (who has a machine on Ile de Re island, off France’s western coast) says the idea was born from “losing lots of sales when we are closed,” he tells Reuters. “There was a cost involved when buying this machine, of course, but we’re paying it back in installments… And today, in theory, we can say that the calculations are correct and it’s working.” Find out more at Reuters.