Can You Spot What’s Wrong With This Street Scene?

by : Emily Brown on : 13 Jun 2018 14:41

This image shows a scene from the past, but some things can be found which don’t belong there. Can you spot what they are?


If you’re a baby boomer, Generation X or even a millennial, chances are you’re all too familiar with the phrase ‘oh you youngsters, always on your phone. Back in my day…’ Well now you can challenge your parents and grandparents to return back to ‘their day’ and recall just exactly what it was like without the modern day luxuries we’ve come to know and love.


The British Standards Institution have created a puzzle in celebration of 115 years of its famous BSI Kitemark™, which is used as a mark of quality and reliability for products and services.

BSI describe themselves as:


The business standards company that helps organizations make excellence a habit – all over the world. Our business is enabling others to perform better.

The picture shows a scene from a busy street in the past. Horses and carriages actually aren’t a novelty, and vie for space on the hectic road, while fancily dressed ladies and gentlemen go about their daily business.

But this shot hides some things which don’t belong. Lurking somewhere in the old-fashioned scene are 10 anachronisms – things which are out of place or don’t fit in a particular era, age or time.

Can you spot the 10 modern products and services hidden in this Victorian street scene?

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The symbol can be seen on hundreds of different products and services every day, including manhole covers, smoke alarms, security locks, fire extinguishers, windows and doors and riding helmets. The symbol first appeared on tramway rails in 1903.

You might recognise the logo less like a kite, and more like a love heart with a wavy line running through it.

The top 10 things you’re looking to find include:
Electric oven –  Kitemark for electrical and testing services for Gas and Electrical products


Alexa speaker – Kitemark for Internet of Things devices

Mobile phone banking app – Kitemark for Financial Products

Fire extinguisher – Kitemark for Fire Detection and Suppression

Double glazed window – Kitemark for Double Glazing Installation

Eye protector – Kitemark for Personal Protective Equipment

Auto repair –  Kitemark for Vehicle Damage Repair

Customer service badge – Kitemark for Customer Service

Construction helmet – Kitemark for Industrial Safety Helmets

Dust mask – Kitemark for respiratory protection

Natasha Bambridge, UK Product Certification Director from BSI commented on the Kitemark.

The BSI Kitemark is a highly recognised mark of quality which consumers know they can trust.

Eight in 10 of us recognise the importance of British Standards, and 59 per look out for the BSI Kitemark as a mark of quality for products and services from sofas to customer services.


Assuming you think you’ve found them all – NO CHEATING – then here’s the image again, with the answers conveniently pointed out for you.

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Did you find them all? Did you secretly think Alexa had been around for hundreds of years? I hope not.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

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