1. I counted 3

People learn to read when they're 6-7?

I could speed read and comprehend by the time I was four...

2. Originally Posted by gcn_zelda
I counted 3

People learn to read when they're 6-7?

I could speed read and comprehend by the time I was four...
at least where I live kindergarden (the first real grade) begins at age 5, where you're taught learn the basics: the alphabet, colors, shapes, etc...

I counted 3 and I wasn't even reading it... I was scanning the letters only... I also think it has to do with the f/v thing, because I didn't even see the of's... even when I knew there was supposed to be six...

3. I counted 0 because I just can't read.

5. wait if you can't read how do you know what you are posting or what keys you are pressing

6. Originally Posted by prog-bman
wait if you can't read how do you know what you are posting or what keys you are pressing
It's the theory of probablity or whatever; put 1 million monkey behind typemachines and eventually they type out a shakespeare play. Same here.

7. I heard children from asian countries (especially Japan) find the first few years at school very easy as far as maths goes because their counting system goes
"zero one two three four five six seven eight nine"
then
"one-zero one-one one-two"...
ie, they only have to remember the first 10 numbers, while us English speakers have the first 10, then we get into "teens", then "twenties", then "hundreds" etc etc.

Can anyone from these countries or who speaks these languages confirm it?

8. i found 12 F's the first time. Am i abnormal?

nah , just 3.

9. i dont think its because of the phones. I counted three by scanning letters, not reading. I think it has something to do with all of the 'f's that you count come at the begging of a word or line. The 'f's in "of" come at the end of a word. Maybe that makes them more likely to be skipped? :dunno:

10. Those things are cool, it took me five or so attempts to count all six, lol

11. i dont think its because of the phones. I counted three by scanning letters, not reading. I think it has something to do with all of the 'f's that you count come at the begging of a word or line. The 'f's in "of" come at the end of a word. Maybe that makes them more likely to be skipped? :dunno:
I agree, I went letter by letter and got three anyway.

Does way the text wraps matter?

12. I got five at first

13. well, it is on ebaumsworld.com. so how can it have anything to do with intelligence

14. Originally Posted by stovellp
I heard children from asian countries (especially Japan) find the first few years at school very easy as far as maths goes because their counting system goes
"zero one two three four five six seven eight nine"
then
"one-zero one-one one-two"...
ie, they only have to remember the first 10 numbers, while us English speakers have the first 10, then we get into "teens", then "twenties", then "hundreds" etc etc.

Can anyone from these countries or who speaks these languages confirm it?

yep you are some what correct...

And for ppl who dont know me.. I left this board some time back.. Decided to come back now..

15. Originally Posted by vasanth
yep you are some what correct...

And for ppl who dont know me.. I left this board some time back.. Decided to come back now..
as rod predicted...or someone.