Go to a vending machine, plunk in a few quarters, select "Coca-Cola", and you expect to know exactly what you're getting, right?

Most of the time, yep. You're getting a Coke - some sugary, sweet, corn-syrup-y liquid to keep you wired for a little bit. But that's not ALWAYS the case. Sometimes...you might get something else., like usmc_jpt discovered.

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His first guess was - naturally - total confusion. Why was there what appeared to be a bloody tampon jammed into his bottle? Why were there a bunch of quarters at the bottom? And more importantly, WHY WASN'T THERE ANY COKE IN THE BOTTLE?!

 

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As it turns out, this wasn't just any bottle of Coke. Apparently, he had...won a polar bear?

 

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Yep, it was a stuffed polar bear all right - plus a few quarters so the lucky winner could ALSO get himself the Coke he wanted.

So the next time you're trying to get a Coke, keep this in mind: you might not get an actual bottle of Coke, but at least it won't be a used tampon either.