Coke’s “Happiness Machine” next to KSU Bookstore doles out Braves tickets and fun

The new KSU Bookstore did a little remodeling recently to kick start everyone’s weekend….

Georgia (Sep 9, 2011) — The new KSU Bookstore did a little remodeling recently to kick start everyone’s weekend. Overnight, a special construction crew temporarily erected a Coca-Cola “Happiness Machine” that dispensed surprises and laughs in addition to Coke products.

For several hours on Friday, Sept. 9, students surrounded the familiar red Coke vending machine to see what crazy thing it would do next.  Cleverly concealed inside the contraption, the Coke “happiness team” surreptitiously sprang into action each time someone approached. Sometimes a bottle of Coke or Sprite would roll out in the bin, followed a few seconds later by gloved hands extending flowers, Coke hats, assorted candy or trinkets in addition to the beverages.

Some of the biggest laughs from the crowd of about a hundred people came when the hand delivered Cokes and a Twister mat. The hand spun the wheel as several students twisted themselves like pretzels on the floor of the student center. A few lucky students even scored Braves tickets behind home plate.

Coke’s sleight-of-hand promotion is making its way around college campuses this fall.

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