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Old 12-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #10422
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Holy Water
Egypt
Inventor was a Greek engineer but forgot his name.
Yes, this is the answer I was looking for.
The first coin operated machine ever designed was a holy-water dispenser that required a five-drachma piece to operate. It was the brainchild of the Greek scientist Hero in the first century AD.

... and Ug the Elder is still kicking himself for not thinking of it first!


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