Answers to Past Articles — Part 4: Noodle Noddles, Gasoline Prices, Traffic Signs, and How Many Spices?

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the fourth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 4: Noodle Noddles, Gasoline Prices, Traffic Signs, and How Many Spices?

…and the links are embedded in the titles of each section as well as within the sections themselves; so please click on the links in each section to take you to the original article.

Also, a new feature has recently been added to this particular series of articles: the Favorite Answer will usually be the correct answer by a reader of The Gate — along with a Favorite Comment from the same article which I found to be funny or informative.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 15

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

I saw a canvas poster which was affixed to a concrete support column inside of the cafeteria in a charter school which is part of the system of Atlanta Public Schools, and I immediately saw that the word noodle was misspelled as noddle — but at least two astute readers of The Gate noticed something which was arguably worse.

Favorite answer by colleen: “c’mon. use your noddle.”

Favorite comment by Bryan: “The chopsticks are stuck upright. This is incredibly rude for chopstick-using Asians, especially the Japanese. This practice is only done in funerals and is considered to be bring bad luck.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 16

Outback Steakhouse

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

This particular Outback Steakhouse restaurant claims that 17 signature spices are used in its steaks to give that “extra bit of flavor that you crave” — but I counted 20 jars of spices.

Favorite answer by Judy Jones: “Well there are 20 jars for 17 spices!”

Favorite comment by Jonathon G.: “Picture? Based on my last couple attempts at trying their steaks, nothing: I honestly wouldn’t be surprised is they used nearly undetectable quantities of 16 herbs, spices and peppers, and 4 heaping-full jars of salt.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 17

Road signs

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

As I was driving along recently and preparing to turn right at an intersection, I noticed two traffic signs which seem to contradict each other when taken out of context: one sign directs traffic to keep moving; while the other sign requires that motorists STOP for pedestrians who are in the crosswalk…

…unless the message printed on the sign on the left is for people to state: “Law STOP for pedestrians in crosswalk”.

Favorite answer by NB_ga: “So you effectively did exactly as directed…you did stop to take this photo then chose to keep moving on to your next destination.
How gloriously obedient!”

Favorite comment by NB_ga: “So you effectively did exactly as directed…you did stop to take this photo then chose to keep moving on to your next destination.
How gloriously obedient!”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 18

Gasoline station

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

As I was driving along a busy roadway recently, I noticed something at a gasoline station which caught my attention: the price for a gallon of gasoline was $2.23 on the freestanding sign; but the price was $2.24 on the overhead sign.

What was weird was that at least two readers of The Gate thought that what was wrong was that there were no people in the photograph. That was purely by coincidence!

Favorite answer by Kellyn: “The price for unleaded listed above the pumps is a penny more than the advertised unleaded on the sign by the road.”

Favorite comment by Ed: “The monochromatic cars shown in the photo do not represent the diversity of auto colors found in American culture.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 20

Gasoline station

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

The obvious answer to what is wrong with this photograph is that someone used a number 2 upside down to represent a 5 on a sign at a gasoline station — but again, that is not the only error found by readers of The Gate.

Favorite answer by Art: “Used a two upside-down for the five on the last number”

Favorite comment by derek: “The house number is also not centered. Poor workmanship by the contractor”

Summary

More answers to past articles will be forthcoming in future articles; and answers to past articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? game — which have already been answered — include:

All photographs ©2019 and ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

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