Test your genious!

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    Test your genious!

    Read the text below and count the number of F's in it (the letter F).

    FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
    SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
    FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
    THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...

    Ok, how many did you count? 3?
    WRONG! Count again? It should be 6.

    Reasoning further down:







































    The brain cannot process "OF".

    Mysterious, or what? Go back and look again!! Anyone who counts all 6 "F's" on the first go is a genius. Three is normal, four or more is quite rare.
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    Thank you!!! I've been trying to find this quiz for a long time. I first saw it many years ago, and I've been unable to see it again until today.

    The first time I took it, I indeed counted 3. Now I know better, so I spent a few more seconds finding the other 3.

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    Wow. Both me and my friend counted 3.

    I don't know if I'd call a person who counts 6 a genious though. A 6-7 year old or a person who has just learned to read would probably count 6.
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    go away, you frighten me.

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    Interesting I got 3 and I had to read it a couple more time to see them all.

    However I wouldn't really say it's an intelligence test. Anyone who's ever taken any type of speed reading course would probably only see 3. Reason being is that you learn to ignore words that don't matter. "OF" rarely matters.

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    Does way the text wraps matter?

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    I also counted 3 at first. It's wierd.
    Gotta love the "please fix this for me, but I'm not going to tell you which functions we're allowed to use" posts.
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    I've counted 6 the first time - but thats because someone told me of something similar some years ago in a psych class

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    I got 6 the first time but this test seams familiar so I've probably done it before. I wonder if it has something to do with "OF" being prenounced "OV".

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    6 for me, because I went through it letter by letter instead of just reading it
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    yea, i was about to say, there's a bug difference between reading it and scanning it...

    i actually got 4 the first time...then somehow i got stuck on 5 even after knowing there was 6... i don't think getting 4 makes me a genius, just more astute
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum1024
    I got 6 the first time but this test seams familiar so I've probably done it before. I wonder if it has something to do with "OF" being prenounced "OV".
    I have a feeling you hit it. The /f/ and /v/ are different phonemes in the English language, so just reading through, you'll "pronounce" the words in your mind, and only catch the three. I think Sang-drax has got it too. And someone who is not fluent in English is probably more likely to be paying attention to subtleties like that.

    And yes, I only got 3.
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    I've seen it before so I got 6.. ( I got 3 the first time )

    But I'm gonna agree with the majority here, I don't think getting all 6 is genius.
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    I got 3...so to regain my ego I decided to try it on a friend. She got 6 almost as soon as I sent it to her and she never saw it before...she thought it was a joke not a trick. I'm going to go sit in the corner now rocking back and forth while singing "Jesus Loves Me".

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    Think of it this way, it can possibly show that you speak English more fluently than her.
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