There is no place like Japan when it comes to vending machine weirdness.
However, in some darker and more obscure side streets of Japan, you can find vending machines selling things that even the Japanese find weird and strange.
One such vending machine that is found through out Japan is the “Used Schoolgirl Panties” vending machine.
As the image shows, machines would carry used panties with a picture of the schoolgirl who supposedly had worn them before giving them up to be sold.
Used schoolgirl panties are so popular, that even stores illegally sell them. As you can see in the below hidden camera investigation, schoolgirls can come into stores like this one and they are paid for the underwear they are currently wearing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFsYkXgjJSc
In fact the The Japanese government has identified the sale of used schoolgirl panties as such a problem they actually outlawed the sale or purchase of used schoolgirl panties anywhere, including vending machines.
A commercial was also made to help deter men from buying used schoolgirl panties by suggesting that the panties might not have even been worn by schoolgirls at all.