Free Coke for a Hug

It looks like your knack for hugging inanimate objects is about to pay off, perv. That is, if you’re willing to schlep it to Singapore. Coca-Cola is rolling out soda machines throughout Southeast Asia that dispense delicious cans of Coke with just one simple hug of the machine. That’s right; no cash, no change, no pledge to name your first-born son Mello Yello,┬ájust free soda with a hug. But remember: hug a Coke machine in Sinagpore, free soda; hug a Coke machine in South Carolina, shot on sight.

Coca-Cola 125th Birthday Anniversary Bottles

In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton brought a jug of Coca-Cola syrup to a downtown pharmacy, mixed it with carbonated water and sold it for five cents. So, in honor of Coca-Cola’s 125th anniversary this week, we can thank the good doctor for his invention. If not for him, what would we mix our whiskey with?

To celebrate, Coke’s releasing limited-edition anniversary bottles. Shown here is the first-ever Coke bottle, the Hutchinson. You can buy it on its own or as part of a four bottle collector’s set (shown below). Head over to Selfridge’s to get your drink (soft drink, that is) on.