Lerna, Illinois: World's Fastest Soda Machine

Vintage outdoor pop soda machine is so fast that a purchaser can't press a select button and catch the can with the same hand. A sign above the machine makes its speedy claim.

Thompson's Welding Service

Address:
512 Main St., Lerna, IL
Directions:
Outside of Thompson's Welding Service and Lawnmower Repair. Downtown, on the north side of Main St., just east of the train tracks and just west of the bank.
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World's Fastest Soda Machine.

World's Fastest Soda Machine

We drove past twice before we found it! It's across the street from the Post Office. The claim is accurate. Worth the visit if you need a soda lightning fast!

[Mindy Mood, 08/11/2019]

The claim is that this machine is so fast that you can't press the selection button and catch the can with the same hand.

World's Fastest Pop Machine.

World's Fastest Soda Machine

This soda machine releases the soda can so fast that it's impossible to catch it in your hand.

[Jenn, 10/18/2018]

So fast that a purchaser can't press a select button and catch the can with the same hand. Has held the self-proclaimed record since 2010. The owners, Ivan and Dorsie Thompson, confess that all soda machines used to be this fast; it's just that new soda machines are slower.

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