30 Times Misleading Captions Were Shared That Completely Change How We See The Photo

by Daphnie

Neuroscientist Patrick Cavanagh says that “It’s really important to understand we’re not seeing reality.” What we’re seeing instead is “a story that’s being created for us.”

A lot of times our brains will create a visual that may not actually be there, which we will see in some of the images below. It's truly crazy how our brain works and fills in the missing information that still might not be correct.

"Misleading Thumbnails" is a Reddit page that shares to us a bunch of thumbnails that aren't quite what they seem. Adding a misleading caption to an image can completely change what our brain thinks the image is.

"Not always what you think" is their slogan and it's for a good reason. These thumbnails and captions will make your brain do a whole turnaround because it doesn't know what it's seeing.

Let's look at these 30 examples of misleading thumbnails and captions that completely change the way our brain sees the image. Try looking at the picture before reading the caption to see how your brain changes perspective when you read the caption versus what you previously saw.

Let's get into these 30 photos that might actually blow your mind.

1. Frozen Turkeys

1. Frozen Turkeys
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2. Cheeseburger Without Bread

2. Cheeseburger Without Bread
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3. Squid Ink Dough vs. Normal Dough

3. Squid Ink Dough vs. Normal Dough
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4. Pulled Teeth

4. Pulled Teeth
via: bmp709

5. This Little Frog Hiding Out In A Birdhouse...

5. This Little Frog Hiding Out In A Birdhouse...
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6. This Flawless Egg

6. This Flawless Egg
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7. The Clearest Water In The World

7. The Clearest Water In The World
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8. Water Waste Disposal

8. Water Waste Disposal
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9. Musical Notes

9. Musical Notes
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10. Woman Licking Baby's Head

10. Woman Licking Baby's Head
via: sirfool
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11. Baby Deer Chilling On A Chair

11. Baby Deer Chilling On A Chair
via: ricrdvc

12. My Pet Pinecone

12. My Pet Pinecone
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13. Microscopic View Of A Flesh Eating Maggot

13. Microscopic View Of A Flesh Eating Maggot

14. My Hand After Gardening

14. My Hand After Gardening
via: Golf911
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15. A Close-Up Photo Of My Sewing Needle Collection

15. A Close-Up Photo Of My Sewing Needle Collection

16. After Double Amputee Surgery, Woman Caresses What’s Left Of Her Legs

16. After Double Amputee Surgery, Woman Caresses What’s Left Of Her Legs
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17. This Guy Has A Massive Afro

17. This Guy Has A Massive Afro

18. Vibrant Sandals

18. Vibrant Sandals
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19. A Nug Of Weed

19. A Nug Of Weed

20. Rare Madagascar Spider

20. Rare Madagascar Spider
via: TheJokr

21. Screaming Human Heads

21. Screaming Human Heads
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22. Person Running Through The Snow

22. Person Running Through The Snow
via: Sap0ten
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23. Fried Chicken

23. Fried Chicken

24. Bring Your Child To Work Day

24. Bring Your Child To Work Day
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25. Lost Black Handbag Found At The Beach

25. Lost Black Handbag Found At The Beach

26. New Daft Punk Member

26. New Daft Punk Member
via: cid03
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27. This Throw-Blanket On A Couch

27. This Throw-Blanket On A Couch

28. Succulent

28. Succulent
via: zoglog
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29. Got My Shiny Blue Ball Stuck In A Tree

29. Got My Shiny Blue Ball Stuck In A Tree

30. Broken Chair

30. Broken Chair

After looking at these photos, could you tell what was real and what was an illusion? Did you think that the image was something different or did you see what the caption was telling you to see?

It's truly crazy how our brains work and how they switch perspectives when presented with an alternative image to "see." Some of these captions were just too perfect for the image.

Be sure to share this post with your friends and see what they think.

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