A Cinderella Story …
Picture this: You stop to get your oil changed and they tell you it will be 3 hours. What do you do? I don’t know about you, but I go somewhere else, lol!
Styrofoam Cup Art Masterpiece!
Pretty amazing, right?
Wait ’til you see the INSIDE of the cup. Hold onto your socks …
Isn’t that amazing?
Reddit user “SquishyMcFee” shared images and a story in early May 2013, saying:
“I went in to the dealership for my free oil change and saw this cup sitting there. The cashier said that a young man had come in to have some work done and it was going to take about three hours. “I’ll just doodle” he said, and grabbed a ball point and a coffee cup”
Conspiracy theories abound
Is SquishyMcFee telling the truth? Or is SquishyMcFee actually the artist trying to generate buzz for his/her work? WHO is the actual artist? HOW did the artist get his/her hand into the cup to draw on it?
I really don’t know the answers to those questions — and since the cup is SO COOL I’m not really sure I care 🙂 But one theory about how to draw on the inside of the cup made sense to me: Another Reddit user explained that you simply “take out the ink reservoir so it can flex enough to fit” into the inside of the styrofoam cup. Seems logical. I never would have thought of that!
If this is really your cup of tea ;), then you can check out the full album of photos via the slideshow embedded below:
What’s your theory?
How would you figure out the truth behind this? Who is the “Cinderella” artist in the story?
I googled & found another styrofoam cup artist that I will have to profile in a future blog post, but his style is completely different than this guy’s, so I don’t think I found the Cinderella for this story.
I need to get back to my full-time job as Office Supplies Superhero, but I’d love for you to exercise your detective skills and let me know how you would solve this mystery — or better yet, solve it for me!