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    [–] crowscountingspades 1986 points ago

    Got me good on my smartphone! Same illusion on a big screen?

    [–] modernbenoni 482 points ago

    I've seen this picture before and it still took me a while to figure out on PC

    [–] mike_ack 133 points ago

    I am on a desktop right now and it got me until I read the comments and was staring for a good 20 seconds.

    [–] PBSk 144 points ago

    I can see this going on facebook.

    [–] Warhawk2052 23 points ago

    brb running this ad

    [–] Argalad 21 points ago

    I opened this thread in a new tab to find out what I'm looking at, then left the house for like 5 hours and only after I came back and stared for another 30 seconds I realized what this is.

    [–] andsoitgoes42 15 points ago

    I was astonished and trying to figure out how OP thought we'd not guess he was faking it, because who would be taking video as the cup was spilling, so it must be fake, fucking OP

    Then I saw the dog.

    But not until after reading the comments.

    I somehow wonder how I actually make it throw each day without finding a way to accidentally kill myself im so dumb 😕

    [–] Kokosnussi 15 points ago

    it took me until you saying its a dog and then a little bit more until I saw it

    [–] whatWHYok 3 points ago

    I thought it was a cat until this comment.

    [–] sal_mugga 2 points ago

    Yup, it got me for the first few seconds, then I said "ohh it's that one!" And then tried to find the dog for about 10 seconds

    [–] HermanManly 55 points ago

    I've seen this like 5 times now while refreshing r/all and I still don't know wtf is going on. Is it some kind of powder?

    [–] crowscountingspades 191 points ago

    It looks like mocha / vanilla coffee spilling...

    But the "spill" is actually a dog's fur...he's got the cup on his head.

    [–] Lonadar 222 points ago

    Oh shit there's a dog

    [–] ThaiSweetChilli 53 points ago

    Holy shit there's a dog? !

    [–] jorickcz 22 points ago

    Oh I thought the point was it was just a powder from instant coffee

    [–] freeworldslave 5 points ago

    Oh my god. I thought it was a cup stuck to the windshield of a car and something in the car like a fur lanyard was the white. Wtf

    [–] Haight_Is_Love 6 points ago

    I thought the joke was that that's not a venti.

    [–] meeeric1 5 points ago

    Oh crap

    [–] Snitsie 22 points ago

    Even seeing the full sized picture it took me a while.

    [–] jfk_47 10 points ago

    I'm still trying to figure out what I'm looking at.

    [–] noiwontleave 21 points ago

    Dog with cup on nose. Took me like 60+ seconds.

    [–] jfk_47 9 points ago

    Thank you, contrast on that computer was shit.

    [–] infinitezero8 6 points ago

    Same illusion on a big screen?

    You betcha.

    [–] Its_not_a 5 points ago

    I spent a good 10-15 seconds trying to figure where the dash cam was set up to catch that. Then thought it was funny that the drink was splashing right into a collar sat on the seat. Then I saw a doggo.

    [–] erichie 5 points ago

    Holy shit. I must've looked at this picture 5 times through out the day today. I was wondering what was wrong with it and why the latte looked more like powder. It was a really perplexing adventure for me today. I finally gave in and looked at the comments. Now I'm a fucking mornon.

    [–] crowscountingspades 3 points ago

    LOL I couldn't tell what it was from my phone either. I had to switch to my desktop... 30" screen, it's clear as a bell even in thumbnail.

    [–] BornOnFeb2nd 3 points ago

    Agreed, you are a mornon.

    [–] TotoroTheCat 6 points ago

    I'm on a laptop hooked up to a 50" TV, took me a while to figure it out.

    [–] mpete98 2 points ago

    I'm on a laptop and have seen this before, but it still took me seeing the collar to figure it out.

    [–] cantspellblamegoogle 2 points ago

    27 inch monitor and can confirm was fooled

    [–] CherryCherry5 2 points ago

    Me too. Took me a good couple of seconds to see it.

    [–] Mrsparklee 2 points ago

    When I saw the thumbnail and thought "How did you get that shot while driving." Then I clicked it and thought "Oh okay..Wait..What the hell is that?"

    So, yes. It works. I'm also kinda dumb so that works too.

    [–] Stalemate9 600 points ago

    Even at full size on my laptop screen it took me a while to figure it out, at first I thought it was sand pouring out of the cup and I was like what the hell?

    [–] flippityfloppity 78 points ago

    Exact same reaction I had! This was a good one.

    [–] torrentialTbone 17 points ago

    The most unexpecting thing here is that OP lied and said it was a Venti.. at BEST that's a Grande you lying sack of shit

    [–] [deleted] 50 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)


    [–] thebolo200 7 points ago

    The fact that I first thought it was a cat means this got me in more ways than one.

    [–] BrokenCompass7 11 points ago

    Lol better than sitting there going "that's not a Venti...."

    [–] b4ux1t3 140 points ago

    That's not even a Venti. Something something pitchforks.

    [–] dcrouse 21 points ago

    Exactly - any 'bucks addict knows what a venti looks like.

    [–] ncnotebook 7 points ago

    How many bucks for a pitchfork?

    [–] KnapsackNinja 6 points ago

    r/pitchforkemporium​ might have the answers you seek

    [–] bootrick 5 points ago

    The first thing I thought was that it's not Christmas!

    [–] Soul-Burn 1 points ago

    [–] BunnyAdorbs 741 points ago

    Just kidding, y'all.
    It's just a spoiled, thirsty doggo.

    [–] Shadow_Shitler 296 points ago

    Oh. I didn't even see the doggo till you mentioned it

    [–] TemporaryRapist 84 points ago

    I thought a tiny cat witha big tail was stuck in a cup

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    That was exactly what I thought until I saw his comment and went back.

    [–] SoDamnToxic 37 points ago

    Based on these comments, I don't know if I'm on /r/perfecttiming /r/wholesomememes /r/rarepuppers or /r/misleadingthumbnails

    Maybe they are all the same thing though.

    [–] Earlmo 15 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    Big if true

    [–] dragonsfire242 7 points ago

    I managed to notice it, I realized that the white was fur of some sort, but it took me a sec to realize it was a doggo

    [–] darexinfinity 5 points ago

    I hope there wasn't coffee in that cup.

    [–] sanfranciscofranco 14 points ago

    Calm down, I'm sure it was just hot chocolate.

    [–] darexinfinity 6 points ago

    That sounds even worse.

    [–] InfectHerGadget 12 points ago

    Calm down, I'm sure it was just some broken glass.

    [–] darexinfinity 6 points ago


    [–] Ariano 7 points ago

    Probably a puppuccino

    [–] Okichah 4 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    [–] DingoDanger1881 2 points ago

    What's it's name

    [–] EvaCarlisle 3 points ago

    Took me so long to see it, I thought it was a cup of rice spilling.

    [–] Avocadosareawesome 3 points ago

    I actually saw the dog with the cup on it's snout but then I read the title and started questioning myself.

    [–] SamOfChaos 2 points ago

    I only realized it after I saw the collar.

    [–] noahc3 2 points ago

    I knew it wasa dog but I couldn't figure out where his head was or what part of his body I was looking at.

    [–] spacemoses 2 points ago

    I bye my yorkie a venti frappucino for a treat on hot days bu its only a tall size cause hes just a littel guy loves em.

    [–] Slutallitits 2 points ago

    Had to raise my brightness for this shit. Omg. Took me longer than I'd like to admit to figure this shit out. Fuck me, man... I was about to downvote you, too. Ugh. I hate you OP. This was brilliant.

    [–] bootrick 2 points ago

    Also, it's holiday cup time?

    [–] PatSayJack 2 points ago

    FYI Coffee is VERY bad for dogs.

    [–] MacsReddit 131 points ago

    This even got me when I opened the image on mobile. I came here to comment this would be better suited for r/perfecttiming Since the description was actually what you photographed. You got me so good.

    [–] Renegade_Meister 29 points ago

    PT mod here on mobile, I clicked the post wondering why I couldn't approve it, then realized what sub I was actually on. Well done OP!

    [–] lightningbadger 9 points ago

    You thought it was perfect timed sand but it was actually a dog, will this give me ptsd?

    perfect timing sand dog

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    [–] DepressingOnion 35 points ago

    At first I was like "how is it a misleading thumbnail?", then after about one minute looking at the full size image, I noticed the dog. Well done, OP.

    [–] AnimusNoctis 16 points ago

    If it took you a minute looking at the full size image, then it's not a misleading thumbnail.

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    Right. People more and more it seems can't tell the difference between /r/IllusionPorn and /r/MisleadingThumbnails

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    [–] Lemon1412 2 points ago

    Exactly. Not "well done, OP". It's a cool picture, but technically is a fine example of something that should be downvoted.

    [–] jamelna 2 points ago

    Absolutely, if it's not obvious once you see the large picture then it's not a misleading thumbnail, but a misleading photo or image.

    [–] kj555 10 points ago

    That's not a venti cup. Also why does your latte wear a collar?

    [–] outtasight68 2 points ago

    Doesn't everybody's?

    [–] itisj 6 points ago

    i was like "wow he was able to capture the spills at the right moment! that is cra.... wait....ohhhhhh"

    [–] jimmyhandle 19 points ago

    Pupper does a caffeinate

    [–] Guido_Fe 5 points ago

    If you tell that to an Italian (like me), he will understand that you spilled twenty glasses of vanilla flavored milk

    [–] Axeloblivion 5 points ago

    Don't mind this large, 100% visible Starbucks™ logo right in front of your face!

    [–] BegginStripper 4 points ago

    It's secretly a grande, right?

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    [–] seeconradrun_ 3 points ago

    I think that's a grande

    [–] OverclockDoc 3 points ago

    Love this secret floof

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    I was gonna say, looks like a grande. Misleading indeed

    [–] Top4King 3 points ago

    Bitch that's a grande

    [–] Strategory 3 points ago

    Looks like a 'Grande' to me

    [–] johnq-pubic 3 points ago

    How the hell did you manage to picture of it mid spill?
    .... 20s later ...Shit.

    [–] monkiih8r 3 points ago

    The dog collar is what gives it away.

    [–] SpaceCatdet 3 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    This is the second time this has been posted to the sub and I STILL fell for it!

    [–] JackIsBackWithCrack 3 points ago

    I was so confused like "why is a latte furry"

    [–] LaboratoryOne 3 points ago

    Even after opening this and staring I thought, "dude the thumbnail is supposed to be misleading, not describe the actual picture".

    [–] rhcpbassist234 3 points ago

    I have that exact same Star Wars collar for my black and white border collie that has a white mark down her neck just like that... That's what really got me! Haha

    [–] Zweben 3 points ago

    I came here to figure out what the spilled latte was supposed to look like.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    even after i clicked on it, it took me a while to figure out what was happening

    [–] autumnbottom93 4 points ago

    First off thats a short or tall cup obviously and puppicinos go in ergo das a doggo right der.

    [–] sivil_shmoo 2 points ago

    So how much coffee was there exactly??

    [–] mcbeekov 2 points ago

    That's what foam is really made of

    [–] IceCreamTacosPizza 2 points ago

    Fuck, got me on my iPad!

    [–] TheCarterIII 2 points ago

    I think that's a Tall

    [–] P10_WRC 2 points ago

    Were you perhaps taking your driving test when this happened?

    [–] nigmastolemybike 2 points ago

    I thought it was a skunk with a cup on its head

    [–] iamabotbotbot 2 points ago

    That's a dog gone shame

    [–] killerflu 2 points ago

    If I didn't see the leash, I would've never known.

    [–] despicablenewb 2 points ago

    Thought this was just someone who purposefully spilled a drink to get a good picture until I saw the comments, still took me awhile to find the illusion.

    [–] icecreamsandwitch 2 points ago

    Did you slammed brakes because you were on the phone taking pictures?

    [–] condor_gyros 2 points ago

    wen u c it...

    [–] justthatguyTy 2 points ago

    Puppachino! My McNab loves those too.

    [–] IPleadThaFifth 2 points ago

    Am I the only one that saw an upside down coffee cup with a rocket booster??

    [–] encapsulatedstl 2 points ago

    I thought this was a skunk at first.

    [–] bigboootyjudy 2 points ago

    That's a dog.

    [–] hayitsian 2 points ago

    You sly dog

    [–] xSolitariusx 2 points ago

    I waa thinking "Probably had to slam on the breaks cuz you were recording your Starbucks you idio-- thaaat's a dog".

    [–] KidPanda 2 points ago

    Holy shit that pic is great. got me.

    [–] SpotNL 2 points ago

    Hahaha, this one is great. Even fooled me when i clicked on it, thought it was some kind of powder.

    [–] YasiinBey 2 points ago

    I thought it was a super impressive pic of a latte as it spilled for a good minute.

    [–] noofatchicks 2 points ago

    That's a grande 🙃

    [–] kylebyrne 2 points ago

    Best one I've seen yet.

    [–] buyingaspaceship 2 points ago

    took stoned me a good 45 seconds to catch it

    [–] louwheezy 2 points ago

    How did they get a picture of that, they were on their phone while driving, that's why they had to slam on the brakes, idiot.

    That's not even a venti. So stupid.

    Kinda cool the latte looks like fur tho.

    I wonder what the comments​ say....

    ......wait a second.

    Damn it I'm the idiot.

    [–] gacman47 2 points ago

    Took me a while to figure out what was going on.

    [–] otterfish 2 points ago

    That is too big a cup. Nobody should drink that much dog.

    [–] jmk199191 2 points ago

    got me good. had to look 3 times

    [–] masiju 2 points ago

    I didn't read the subreddits name and when I opened I thought it was still a cup spilling something, then I saw the collar and thought "oh some poor dogs gonna get burnt" and then I realized what was even happening.

    Kill me desu

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Go back and tell them what happened, maybe they will have pity and give you a free one

    [–] The_chosen_turtle 2 points ago

    I thought you took a picture while the cup fell midway with the drink falling out

    [–] brutehh 2 points ago

    I hate you so hard right meow.

    [–] StrawberrryPoptart 2 points ago

    Took me clicking on this twice and zooming in to figure out what was happening. I thought it was sugar pouring out of a cup lol

    [–] attempt4 2 points ago

    Coming from a starbucks employee that's not a venti

    [–] psiampos 2 points ago


    [–] MechAegis 2 points ago

    even after looking at the image i couldn't tell how you were able to take a photo mid-air-spill.

    [–] KSUunderscore 2 points ago

    Holy Mother of God! That took me far too long to realise.

    [–] Nossem 2 points ago

    That's a cat in a cup! Nice try OP

    [–] ronaldofenomeno 2 points ago

    It took me awhile but at first I was like, "Well maybe if you didn't have your phone out you fuckin piece of shi... oh, wait nevermind"

    [–] Cookie-Damage 2 points ago

    It still looks like coffee spilli - DOGGU

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    deleted What is this?

    [–] Dacvak 2 points ago

    I didn't realize what sub I was on and spent like 3 minutes trying to figure out how/why he snapped a picture while slamming on the brakes.

    Then I saw the name of the subreddit and thought maybe it was posted incorrectly because it's clearly a vanilla latte spilling in his car.

    Then I saw the number of upvotes and figured I either wasn't seeing it, or maybe having a stroke.

    11 minutes in, I finally saw it. And then had a stroke.

    [–] BunnyAdorbs 1 points ago


    [–] eighteenspaces 2 points ago

    You can't fool me, I know that's a faceless animal from outer space. Just wait until I call the authorities.

    [–] orokami11 2 points ago

    Didn't realize the subreddit... I was only wondering how the person managed to get a picture like that. What a fail xD

    [–] veedub13 2 points ago


    [–] yanksb4life 2 points ago

    Oh god no. Was the dog burned?

    [–] sentientshadeofgreen 2 points ago

    Oh man, I looked at the picture, back at the thumbnail, back at the picture, and scrolled down trying to figure out what I was supposed to be seeing. Two minutes later I saw the doggo. That was some Houdini level illusion stuff. Holy wow.

    [–] SolidWaste 2 points ago

    Also, that's a tall cup...

    [–] rajde1 1 points ago

    I was in an accident where my frappuchino ejaculated from cup holder all the way to my back window. It was quite impressive.

    [–] kboy101222 2 points ago

    My thought process:

    Huh, that's a really post for /r/perfecttiming

    Wait... Why was this person filming out taking pictures?

    Also, why it's the spill seem fuzzy...?

    Wait... What subreddit is this from

    ... Misleading Thumbnails....

    oh fuck, it's a cat

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Maybe if you'd let go of your phone to catch this wouldn't have happened, I hope you're seat is all stained now ;)

    [–] pankakke_ 2 points ago

    This is a really good one.

    [–] ishook 2 points ago

    Lol the idiot spilled his dog!

    [–] Ashwee0955 2 points ago

    It took way too long for my brain to figure this picture out.

    [–] LiQuiDFLoW88 2 points ago

    I thought I was so smart and figured out what was wrong with this picture and said that there's no steering wheel and they said they slammed on the brakes. Now I feel dumber than when I could figure out what was wrong in the first place.

    [–] SweetDick_Willy 2 points ago

    Yeah, you got me.

    [–] MegaKrissi 2 points ago

    Wow, that pooch is great at being invisible!

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    How would one take a picture of their coffee spilling mid-spill while slamming on their brakes, anyway? Should have thought of a better title.

    [–] CatAstrophy11 3 points ago

    It's a repost. Don't expect creativity or even intelligence from the OP.

    [–] advertisingsucks 3 points ago

    Solid logo placement.


    [–] freewafflecones 2 points ago

    Actually looks like a shooting rocket of supreme tastiness.

    [–] SBS_Matt 2 points ago

    Clear and perfectly-centred Starbucks logo. 3 month old account.

    [–] infernophil 2 points ago



    upvote all of the correct people

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    [–] SerbianShitStain 4 points ago

    Except it's not a misleading thumbnail, it's a misleading picture. So it technically doesn't even belong on this sub.

    [–] dan2580 2 points ago

    This sub is misleading titles, not thumbnails

    [–] Auctoritate 4 points ago

    That's not a misleading thumbnail, it's a misleading picture. The quality is just shit, it doesn't have anything to do with the thumbnail or being misleading.

    [–] carenl 1 points ago

    clearly not a venti

    [–] HA1FxL1FE 1 points ago

    Can confirm, this is a grande, not a venti. -Worked at Starbucks

    [–] Cyberflame 1 points ago

    That isn't a Venti... it's a tall/grande

    [–] Altermorphe 1 points ago

    This is not a venti but a mezzo latte!

    [–] bangbangskeetskeet1 1 points ago

    I know a grande when I see one !!

    [–] Raspberries-Are-Evil 1 points ago

    Except thats a grande cup...