Seattle Mystery Soda Machine
If you were in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, on the corner of John Street and 10th Avenue East (it was chained up outside of Broadway Locksmith) prior to June 2018, you may not realized it but there was a tourist attraction. The attraction was the Mystery Soda Machine. This Coke machine spit out soda cans for a mere 75 cents. As a Coke machine, it was pretty progressive, spitting out Coke, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Barq’s. Certain buttons were labeled “mystery” so you had no idea what the machine would actually spit out for you. People have claimed to have gotten long discontinued sodas like Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum! Others have tested it spending five dollars in change and getting six different soda brands from the same “mystery” button. The other “mystery” of the machine is who is caring for and stocking up the aging, rusting machine. It would seem to be most natural to assume that the Locksmith shop would be refilling it, but no one has claimed ownership. At one point, all the buttons were changed to “mystery.”
So let’s go back to the beginning of this post. Why did I say “if you were?” Well as of June 2018, here comes mystery number three, the Coke machine is no longer there, just a sticker saying “went for a walk.” Again, it is unknown who took it and why. Mystery number four: You can follow the escapades of Seattle’s Mystery Soda Machine via its own Facebook page, Mystery Machine.