The first vending machine was invented by Hero of Alexandria around 215 BC,
a coin was dropped into a slot, its weight would pull a cork out
of a spigot and the machine would dispense a trickle of water.
Mistletoe was held sacred by ancient peoples and it
was forbidden to fight in the presence of mistletoe, but
eventually the tradition carried through as the Christmas slogan
"Peace and Joy unto all men.'
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