The electric vehicle market is really taking off in 2019, with every automotive company trying to make the fastest, the most reliable, and now, the biggest. However, if you’re thinking it’s some kind of SUV or pickup truck then think again. The world’s largest electric vehicle is actually a dumper truck (yeah, you read that right). Meet the eDumper…
The Kuhn eDumper
Hailing from the Swiss division of machinery manufacturers Kuhn, the eDumper is a real thing of beauty. If you like dumper trucks, that is. This electrified dumper mining truck is a converted Komatsu HD 605-7 which runs solely on electricity and there are some pretty clever tricks up its sleeve. The whopping 23.1-liter straight-six turbodiesel has been taken out and replaced with motors that take their energy from a battery pack that’s six times the capacity of a Tesla Model X.
One of the coolest things about the eDumper is the use of its regenerative braking; something common in most electric vehicles. Using some smart physics, this EV can generate a whole load of energy whenever it rolls down a hill carrying heavy mining loads. This then powers the vehicle back up the hill – which is pretty clever if you ask us. According to Kuhn, the eDumper can actually make more energy than it needs using regenerative braking.
So, what’s the point in this beast of an electric vehicle? Well, it’s thought that just one of these vehicles can save 50,000 tonnes of diesel every year. Now imagine a whole load of eDumpers in mines across the world? This could certainly be the future for heavy machinery vehicles, but as of yet we don’t know what the development costs are compared to the fuel-guzzling version.
40 Funny Comparisons of the Food Restaurants Serve Vs. How It’s Advertised
The art of advertising with the use of picture-perfect images may start to count as crime considering the ridiculous discrepancy when the real meal is served. Looking at food menus, magazines, and advertisement boards, the mouth-watering images can be so captivating that one would want to order almost every item on the list. However, when the meals are eventually served, one will want to file a lawsuit for disappointment. Here are some examples below.
Pico De Gallo Burger VS. Crumpled Dough
A typical image of a pico Gallo burger would make a toddler wish the meal was served at every mealtime. The picture advertised portrays a firm and perfectly round dough laced with layers of beef alongside pepper jack cheese.
The arrangement of the ingredients makes it appealing and capable of making one salivate. The image at the bottom is the ridiculous failed project burger — with a rumpled bun and roughly packed ingredients (looking more like leftovers than a desirable pastry). Simply a disaster and utter disappointment — hunger quenching meal.
Pizza and Sauce VS. Rough Dough and a Pool of Sauce
Perhaps one of the mistakes chefs make when serving a meal and making one for an advert is failing to pay attention to details. The design although simple makes the first image pleasing to the eye.
Of course the second is simply an eyesore. True, the recipe, aroma, and taste are very much important. However, food has gone beyond just eating. The aesthetic quality matters too. The second image, yes the one on the right; it’s just a pool of sauce on flat dough. Even someone who’s never seen a pizza will never believe that’s one.
Filled Fry VS. Empty Barrell
If there is a warranty for meals, whoever bought this meal will use it without hesitation. The image at the top should ideally be served at restaurants—filled with ingredients and stuffed with meaty content. But that empty barrel below is just deceit and utter shame.
Funny as it looks one can’t help but ask, “why on God’s green earth would anyone serve this and expect payment?” Whoever bought the empty dough below is sure to feel waves of shock and disappointment, haha! It’s not funny really.
Another Great Burger VS. a Sad-Looking Type
Maybe chefs don’t know, but that dotted white design on burgers is the catching part. And oh, the well-shaped bun is also very important, but then some restaurants are just experts at disappointing.
There is something amiss about restaurants selling burgers. After seeing the picture above, good advice is to avoid or reduce(not to sound extreme) the rate of ordering a burger of any kind online. Without even pointing it out, the burger looking shrunk, colorless, and whatever word that can qualify funny and disappointing is not difficult to identify.
Tempura Green Bean VS. the Green Pepper
Just take a close look at the first picture and see if it’s hard to find similarities between the snack on it and green peppers—absolutely no difference. The tempura green bean on the advertisement page looks more of lemon color than the funny looking deep green edibles on the left.
Besides the advert picture looks more flour-coated and appealing. A perfect example of a restaurant picture VS. real life. Funny display of what was ordered and what was delivered.
Bacon Beef and Cheddar
Look at the perfect bun and the precise layering of beef sufficiently feeling it. To top it, the cheddar flows atop, dripping slightly to the sides – now that’s an ideal bacon beef and cheddar as opposed to one below.
Besides from color tone, the buns in that funny thing (it would be a sin to call it bacon beef and cheddar) below looks mashed and weak. The placement of the beef is nothing to write home about coupled with the fact that the cheddar doesn’t seem to be present in it.
There will definitely be a place where the fungi toastie is served as seen in the image without overlay because that bread crumb in the picture beneath is the most hilarious comparison ever.
Whoever prepared that bread and onions below needs to be sent to a correctional facility. An epic example of “getting it wrong.” The restaurant food pictures promoted are not just the exact opposite of what is served but also a low value if not valueless as an option.
Photoshop VS. Reality
Whoever invented the recipe for this snack no doubt will feel overhyped seeing that excellently photoshopped picture but also feel exceptionally awful seeing the poor things below it. Funny, funny, and just funny.
Too thin and obviously under garnished with enough vegetables and meat. The sauce is also not appealing in the least way. A true example of restaurants VS. real-life scenario where real-life fails woefully. No restaurants should charge even cents for this funny and sub-standard meal.
Lovely Taco VS. Eww Taco
This is the definition of fast food expectations VS. reality. The tacos in the advertisement are no doubt exaggerated and well filtered to give deep color and an impossible positioning in real life.
Now, while the image above may seem too much, the irritating one below is just too below standard. How do the colorful fillings in the taco look all black and burnt? Whoever bought this piece of taco will lose their appetite from merely seeing it. With the look, it most definitely will taste awful.
Guacamole Filled Burger VS. the Missing Expectation
Just when one thinks nothing could be more disappointing than the cases already considered, then boom – this burger with the missing guacamole suffices. Well, in all honesty, the advertised food in comparison to what was served is not extremely different.
However, the absence of enough filling is so glaring. An individual craving a rich burger with lots of veggies will no doubt be disappointed seeing this – this thing! A common restaurant advertisement and what was served scenario.
Charcuterie Board VS. the Unknown Board
The two image of charcuterie is definitely not the same. Although not utterly bad, the difference is clearly evident. The bread, meat, and cheese are not folded as depicted, the arrangement is wrong, including the color, just everything.
If only restaurants will always endeavor to arrange and neatly design meals as portrayed in advertisements, maybe patrons won’t be so disappointed. One last thing; the color difference is just too much – the advertisement looks rich and vibrant, only for the served meal to carry a boring and pitiful look.
Round Taco Bell VS. Flat Bell
Flat bell, simply a flat bell. The taco would be ashamed if it had feelings. How on God’s green earth is the second so-called taco similar to the one on the left. This is an ideal example of restaurants VS. reality.
The round taco bell with sufficient fillings of veggies and other ingredients now becomes a flat pie when served. Perhaps it was iron pressed or the buyer paid lesser because there has to be an explanation for this outrageous thing which doesn’t qualify as taco bells.
Grilled Salmon VS. Low Budget Grilled Salmon
Apart from the plate used to serve this meal, nothing else is similar to the advertisement. The advert is packed with orange slices, beef, and vegetables, all sizeable and thick. But the plate below is simply rib-cracking – utter joke!
A low budget grilled salmon with just a slice of cucumber and small sizes of chips. To cap it all up, the salmon looks a bit irregular and not appealing. Apart from the nice arrangement, nothing else looks good. No one should pay for this. So dry and funny looking to be called a grilled salmon.
Chocolate Cake VS. Something a Little Less
Imagine seeing a little poster of chocolate; a perfect triangle shape, with well-placed cream and strawberry topping, tantalizing right? No doubt one would crave to have one.
Now imagine again; the chocolate gets served and the triangular shape in the picture comes in a straight wood shape. Plus the topping was not nicely added. One will no doubt wish it was possible to go back in time and reverse the decision to purchase it. Advertisement influences purchase and the result is sometimes quite disappointing.
Tacos VS. Not Tacos
Although the poster with nice-looking tacos says” tacos are back”, the eyesore type they served “needs to go.” Why tacos? Some restaurants need to learn the art of preparing tasty and quality tacos. How can tacos have three strands of lettuce?!
Three as in, one, two three strands. So humorous yet disappointing. It’s hard to tell if it was a mistake or intentional. Regardless, it’s totally embarrassing for a restaurant to prepare that “thing” and have the effrontery to call it tacos.
Big Bold Brisket VS. Small Shy Brisket
This is hilarious. The advertisement board just outside the restaurant calls the brisket “big” and “bold.” Alas, the actual brisket sold is a lot smaller and not as filled. The image is an outright lie and deceitful one.
Two things could be wrong, either the person behind the advert can’t differentiate between big and small, or the image creator used a wrong picture. This is the height of fast food expectation VS. reality. Just look at the filling in the poster compared to the little or almost non-existent one in the actual snack.
Sun Butter Bread VS. Plain Bread
Imagine a parent seeing the first image and happily paying $3.50 for this kind of meal for regular lunch. Then sees the plain slices of bread with very little jelly being served. Honestly, whoever made the served butter bread removed love shape ingredients within.
Although that may not count much, the slices should have been well covered with jelly at the very least. A typical restaurant VS. real-life scenario and as usual, the result is always nothing to write home about.
Huge Taco VS. Thin Taco
Pictures tell a thousand stories, but in this case, the story is fake – a thousand fake ones. Huge and meaty tacos are a delight to munch. The picture of the tacos above is appealing and enticing enough to incite an individual to make a purchase.
No one will be pleased with the thin and lifeless dough in the picture below. So thin and without any filling, looks almost like sacred ceremonial dough with no yeast, sugar, and any other ingredients present. Whoever bought this is entitled to a full refund alongside a sincere apology.
A Plate of Delight VS. a Plate of a Letdown
It’s needless to point which plate is delightful and which is otherwise. If only the same energy and concentration used to prepare the meal at the top for advertisement was also directed to the one with overlay, then no complaints will be necessary.
The fish, meat, and tomatoes present in the advertisement dish stood out clearly but the reality below is an eyesore and simply a plate of a letdown. Restaurant pictures of meals promoted online for advert are plainly an illusion in comparison to reality.
Pizza VS. Flat Dough
The popular golden brown color of pizza is universally recognized until one sees the subway pizza. The question that suffices is, “does pizza now look like unbaked dough?” The advert for the pizza sold at Subway has a pristine brownish color with reddish or deep yellow layers depending on the type.
In reality, the pizza has a pale yellow color with layers of something comparable to fried eggs. The other that seems a bit better also has a topping of pale beef-like design – simply ugly.
A Plate of Stick Salad VS. a Plate of Remnants
The first picture depicts a perfect stick salad with plenty of veggies. Additionally, lots of meats were used to compliment the salad plate and no one can miss the beauty of the lovely arrangement of the meal. Then… As expected, the real salad was served not to lie on the picture.
The dismay is too huge to bear. The plate served is nothing short of remnants from leftovers. The veggies are sparingly present, the beef adds to the ugliness instead of complimenting the plate. A sad way to explain restaurant pictures VS. reality.
Cheese Fries VS. Cheese and Block of Ice
Sometimes warranty should come with plates of food to allow unsatisfied customers to return ridiculous meals. An ideal cheese fries as seen in the picture is creamy, with the cream soaking deep into fries.
The purchased one in the pack below although has lovely fries but something is amiss; the cheese is not spread over it, rather it’s in a solid form making one wonder if that’s cheese fries or something else. Perhaps the chef left the job of melting the cheese to the customer, one can only guess.
Bruschetta VS. Burnt Dough
A picture of Bruschetta anywhere is of brown dough garnished with reddish tomatoes and sprayed with little vegetables. Of course, no one sees it and doesn’t wish their next meal is a Bruschetta. The individual who ordered the bruschetta was utterly disappointed after being served an overly brown pizza lacking tomatoes and having no veggies.
To make matters worse, the pizza was burnt around the center. A simple word for this is; nonsense. Whatever the ugly thing is called, the name “bruschetta” must never be associated with it.
Cookies and Cream VS. Cookies and Trash
A mistake some chefs make is to neglect the importance of paying attention to every way of making sure that meals are served in a way that appeals to customers. The picture advertising the cookies and cream looks crispy, neat, and appealing.
Considering how it was placed on the plate with the Silverish fork, one would love to have a bite. The picture beneath it has manageable cookies but the big mistake was using a smooth tip to apply the chocolate frosting. The frosting looks exactly like something you’d find in a toilet – disgusting.
BBQ Pulled Pork Burger VS. No Pork Burger
In the first picture, you will see the BBQ Pulled Porker Burger from KFC. Although the buns are included to make it look like an actual burger, this creation is giving us serious trust issues. We think a 10-year-old would do a better job.
How can you even call the end result a burger? You need a protein in between the buns for it to qualify.
Cheese Burger VS. Cheeseless Burger
How can you call yourself a cheeseburger if you don’t have any cheese inside it? We know that Burger King likes to give McDonald’s a bad rap, but they can’t say anything when they are putting out buns like this.
It is pretty obvious which image in this split is the real-life dish. You might as well just call this soggy mac n cheese with some meat. Here are two adverts, persuading us to go the Burger King and quickly dissuading us too!
Taco VS. Ta-Go Home Now
In theory, a taco should be a pretty simple thing to order. While it’s unclear which restaurant is advertising the following taco, someone had a terrible experience when ordering the real thing. It seems like this restaurant decided to heavily photoshop an image of a taco for their menu.
While this is setting the bar really high for how a taco should look, the end result looks nothing like the taco being displayed on the menu. Where is the consistency?!
Breakfast Has Gone Wrong
The advertisement promises a sandwich with well-folded omelets, a perfect slice of cheese, and neatly cut beef. Tantalizing, right? This dream breakfast sandwich soon became a disappointment when served.
First, the arrangement was missing. To add more to the disappointment, the cream used has smeared the wrapper making the entire piece unappealing and short of expectations. What a discrepancy! Chefs and the management of many restaurants have a lot to improve.
Cinnamon Rolls VS. Overcreamed Cinnamon Rolls
Moderation is pretty important to avoid a mess as shown in the picture. The first image shows Cinnabon cinnamon rolls lightly drizzled with icing; an appealing sight to behold.
The image is enough to encourage making multiple orders, but what is served will make one wish to return all and wish to never eat again. The picture of what was served shows excessively creamed rolls—far from enticing and devoid of moderation.
Loop Donuts VS. Ugly Round Balls
The fruity loop donut comes in a variety of well coated and multicolor designs. The pictures on the container is appealing and so enticing that any kid will cry and whine to have one purchased.
The non-fruity donut on the right is not one to dream of in any way. Then the icing on it is embarrassing and ugly. To be candid, this pack of donuts should be returned to the restaurant and a refund be given.
Rich Hotdog VS. Basic Hotdog
All hope is certainly lost in some restaurants. This bunch of clowns advertised an overfilled and well-garnished hotdog with lots of stuffing. Then, drum rolls… The owner opens the box of the nicely advertised snack only to find this piece of basic snack.
Just take another look at the picture on the right. An outrageous act! The advert shows the snack filled to the brim with goodies only for the restaurant to deliver something twice as less.
Breakfast in Disarray
Some of the beautiful things in life is having a good sleep, waking up sharp, and having a nicely prepared breakfast. Well, that plan will work if the breakfast is the image on top.
Visualize someone ordering that breakfast to complete a perfect morning only to be served scattered and poorly arranged food below. The food looks dry and an overdone egg is placed wrongly. A typical case of reality vs expectation.
Smart Big Italian VS. Imperfect Big Italian
Jimmy John’s Italian advert shows a perfectly prepared snack. A firm sausage with meat smartly folded in it, alongside vegetables and a slice of cheese lying in-between the meat. Who doesn’t want this? Just who?
The arrangement is done to perfection, making one want to pay just about any amount to purchase it. Until… The reality is served and sausage with meat hanging in an imperfect and ugly manner ruins the anticipation. This is simply what restaurant food pictures promoted to catch attention do until one gets served the ugly reality.
Toasted Bread VS. Mashed Bread
The toasted bread advertised in comparison to the mashed one served is perhaps the most disappointing thing ever. The advert is too far from reality. Although it may taste as great, it certainly doesn’t look as great.
The advert appears so appealing (that’s what Ads are meant to do anyway). The served toasted bread comes nowhere near appealing. The fillings are not visible, the bread seems tired and overlapping. This is not worthy of the fine name “peppercorn steak sandwich.”
Fried Chicken Bucket VS. Bucket Of Fried Crumbs
Laugh, laugh again. Laughs as long as you want. Imagine driving by and seeing the advert for a bucket of fried chicken on a large billboard. The crispy inviting brown chicken fills up the container to the brim.
The urge to walk into the restaurant and make a purchase is no doubt great. But then, a moment of silence for the loss of appetite killed by a bucket of non-crispy, non-brown, and crumbs of fried chicken nowhere close to the brim of the container—absolutely disappointing and ridiculous.
Sandwich VS. Rough-wich
Sandwich with its heavenly taste was perfectly depicted in the advert image. The firm buns, the veggies and beef well placed, and brownish color glowing nicely—now that’s an ideal sandwich of one’s dreams.
The other is a sad story; a disappointing reality of a sandwich looking like it has gone to hell and back. The buns is nothing close to being firm, and the fillings within missing. This version of expectation VS. reality reminds one to never trust restaurant advertisements to avoid heartbreak.
Cheese Burger VS. Fallen Olympus
This case of restaurant menu VS. real life is a sad one. One can only hope the fallen Olympus that Burger King sold is simply a mistake. The cheeseburger should be given out free alongside an apology.
The funny thing is the firmness of the burger in the advert image, alongside the perfectly placed beef and cheese—all appeared like a big ship ready for a voyage. So the difference from the ruins below, not even worthy of being given name.
A Typical Online Dating Scenario
The pack of beverages on the advert board depicts the wrong length of the bottles. Just like seeing a picture of an individual on a dating site looking extremely beautiful—no spots, full round face, and lovely lips.
Alas, they meet in person and the vibe cools off after seeing a not as attractive individual. That example summarizes the case of these drinks. Take a long look again. Just smile and forget it. Adverts are most times if not always misleading.
Big Taco Bell VS. Big Disaster
“Enormous” disaster because “big” doesn’t quite express it enough. The advert pictures no doubt are too good and detailed to be true. The color blend and arrangement of the meal seems quite unreal.
While customers may not expect the same level of precision considering the chefs may be in a rush, no one expected the reality to flop this much. Whatever was served (because that is certainly not taco bell) looks nothing like the advertised meal. A meal way below expectations and an embarrassment to whoever prepared it.
Grill Dog Cheddar
Not too bad but still a bit disappointing and quite below expectation. The thickness of the sausage served betrays the advertisement—thin and pale. Now the real problem is the hot dog within, quite small and not as thick. One could not spot the meat coiled into the sausage.
Unfortunately, the cheddar in what was served is not captivating and the meat is completely absent. The restaurant pictures used to promote are far from reality. Just business and no concern for consumers.