They say that today's news is tomorrow's chip paper, but it seems that now today's chippy is yesterday's news following the invention of a vending machine that can dispense chips.
According to Eater students at Wageningen University are behind the prototype machine which will deep fry strips of potato in around two minutes. It'll even serve them with either ketchup, mayo or curry too. See it in action here.
Brilliantly, this takes us one step closer to eliminating all possible human interaction. All the makers need to do now is adapt this crab vending machine for haddock and the humble British chippy will be out of business in no time. [Eater via Engadget]