empty shelves
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Answers to Past Articles — Part 7: Chicago Hot Dog, $11.2 Million Mistake on Can, Yield Sign, and 2019 Novel Coronavirus Edition Photographs

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 seventh of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 7: Chicago Hot Dog, $11.2 Million Mistake on Can, Yield Sign, and 2019 Novel Coronavirus Edition Photographs

…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 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 32

Chicago hot dog
Photograph ©2017 by Matthew Cohen.

During a layover at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, a barrier which surrounded the dining area of an eatery inside of one of the terminals displayed numerous signs and advertisements — and the panel on the left proudly states Chicago’s #1 Hot Dog with a map of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area in the background, which arguably did not make any sense.

Favorite answer by Nick S.: “Chicago hotdog sign and the cities behind it are Fort Worth, Carrollton, and Dallas”

Favorite comment by Bill: “Is that ketchup on a Chicago hotdog? Major faux pas”

One Illogically Irrational Aspect of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic is…

empty shelves
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

This article really was not originally part of the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles; but why would people hoard toilet paper and other paper products to the point where it is missing from supermarket and store shelves and unavailable for purchase for weeks when they do nothing to directly fight or resist the 2019 Novel Coronavirus…

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

…but washing your hands with soap is the best way to protect yourself from most — if not all — viruses; and yet plenty soap was available for purchase?

empty shelves
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Although the situation seems illogical, an answer might be found in this article, which claims that the shortage of toilet paper and other paper products may not be because of hoarding — senseless or otherwise.

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Favorite answer by Sam: “Guess it depends on the state your in, maybe the soap Trent has not kicked in yet. In Hawaii liquid hand soaps have been sold out for weeks and now lucky to find bar soap.”

Favorite comment by Chris@Oak: “Dear Brian,

“What are you moisturizing tips after OCD’ing hand washing and scrubbing?

“With all the “shutter” in place hysteria, Vitamin D levels are likely decreasing. I’m waiting on the panic buying of vitamins and minerals.

“Here in California, pot shops and liquor stores are open as they are considered essential.

“Brave New World”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 34: Coronavirus Edition

empty shelves
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Under normal circumstances, nothing would typically be wrong with the photograph shown above…

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

…but during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, a closer look at the Only Need a Little? sign above the empty refrigerated shelves in the meat department at a supermarket seemed to offer more levity than actual information.

“Nothing’s wrong. You came to the “Only Need a Little?” Section, and they delivered”, colleen — who is a reader of The Gatewrote; “(But I do wonder what was in those 2 packages that had zero takers.)”

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Wonder no more, colleen: all that was left in that area for purchase were two packages of pre-formed turkey patties by a company called Mighty Spark: one flavor was called bacon-bursting; and the other flavor was queso fresco & jalapeño. They did not look particularly appetizing; but the flavors seemed interesting enough to perhaps at least try it — which I did not, so no review or article pertaining to these products is forthcoming.

Favorite answer by Carl WV: “The sign is meant for people only wanting a partial package and not the whole thing, Not likely these days.”

Favorite comment by DaninMCI: “Where’s the Beef? Sorry, I couldn’t help it (Millenial Translation: Once upon a time in a world before social media where we didn’t panic over serious disease outbreaks like Ebola, H1N1, MERS, etc. there was this advertisement from a place we used to call a “restaurant”. This one “restaurant” called Wendy’s ran advertisements on Television with two older ladies that would question a rival “restaurant” on the amount of actual meat from cattle in their hamburgers by comically yelling “Where’s the Beef?” in a comedic fashion with shrill voices. We all used to laugh at that back during those good old days).”

Can You Spot the $11.2 Million Mistake on This Can?

Canada Dry ginger ale
Click on the image for an enlarged view. Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

This article also was not originally part of the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles; but considering that what was actually wrong with the photograph shown above cost a major beverage company $11.2 million, it should be included in the series of articles.

Canada Dry ginger ale
Photographs and composite image ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

The $11.2 million mistake refers to a legal case in which alleges that Canada Dry marketed and labeled its ginger ale products as “Made from Real Ginger.” Keurig Dr Pepper, Incorporated — which was formerly known as Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Incorporated — and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Incorporated are the defendants in the settlement. They deny that there is any factual or legal basis for the allegations of the plaintiffs, who contend that the marketing and labeling of the ginger ale products from Canada Dry are misleading. The defendants dispute that contention, claiming that its product labeling is accurate; they deny any misrepresentations of the product; and — therefore — deny any liability.

Favorite answer by Bob: “There’s no real ginger in it”

Favorite comment by Debit: “Wow. 11.2 million. For this.

“And the crap wells fargo pulled to get out of paying a bank bonus. They should be sued”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 35

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

As I was walking along a street, I found something which did not immediately catch my eye because I was not driving a vehicle.

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

The Yield sign came before the Yield Ahead sign — and as you can see in the photograph shown above, no Yield sign exists beyond the Yield Ahead sign, which was quite bizarre to me.

Favorite answer by HH: “The order is wrong.

“My answer is below.”

Favorite comment by Steven B: “Two key issues… 1-The order and 2-The Orientation of the Traffic Circle diamond (not square).

“The order: 1. Traffic Circle Ahead. 2. Yield Ahead. 3. Yield. (note: due to the poor distancing placement, 1 and 2 could be interchangable).

“The orientation of the Traffic Circle Ahead… it should be hung as a diamond per standard. There is a white regulatory version of this to be placed AT the traffic circle that is square, but that is not what is here.”


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:

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

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