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 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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