Hint: Look at the finer details.
Since being shared, the tweet collected nearly 2,000 retweets and over 4,000 likes.
Let's see who's brain works who gets coffee first ? pic.twitter.com/CqCtIeKVsJ— Purp (@_herbeautyxo) November 9, 2017
And all kinds of answers came up, mostly wrong.
4...9....7.....5 in that order— R Fg (@HALFyute) November 9, 2017
Ohhhhh ok I paid closer attention lol 9 then 5— R Fg (@HALFyute) November 9, 2017
Wouldn't they all get it at the same time— Pablo Freshcobar (@wxvybaby) November 9, 2017
Isn't it 9, 4, 7, 5? (9 first because the distance between the tubes are much shorter than 4.)— Elite Lucky Gamers (@eliteluckygamer) November 10, 2017
Wait no, 9 is blocked off. Okay, 4, 7 then 5 and 9... well, 9 just doesn't count.— Elite Lucky Gamers (@eliteluckygamer) November 10, 2017
Depends how fast you pour and how much coffee there is it's a long way to 5— Kailash Subedi (@kailashs) November 10, 2017
Some even gave a detailed explanation, thanks to Twitter's expanded character limit. But no, they are still wrong.
I think the "speed" of the coffee being poured plays a role here. A "slow" pour would result in 5 getting the coffee first (as you pointed out) but a "fast" pour would result in an overflow spill from the top which would leak coffee into 4 & 7 before 5. Speed is relative.— Vicious Vixen (@MsViciousVixen) November 10, 2017
Like we said the answer was in the details.
Cup number 5 will fill up first as the path to other cups has been blocked off. No science, just some observation skills were required for this one.
Uhh, yes lol pic.twitter.com/ZJoEqk3qU0— abbey mae (@Espe0nn) November 10, 2017