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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    This will blow your mind... Just do it - but don't cheat! You would only be cheating yourself!
    Try this, its actually quite good. But don't cheat!
    Quickly read through the following text and count the number of F's in it.
    FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS
    Managed it?
    Scroll down only after you have counted them!
    OK?
    How many?
    Three?
    Wrong, there are six - no joke! Read again!
    FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS
    The reasoning is that the brain cannot process the word "OF".
    Incredible or what?
    Anyone who counts all six F's on the first go is a genius. Three is normal.
     
  2. MarksGlock22

    MarksGlock22 The Punisher

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    I counted 12, either I am a double genius, or I am drunk.;f ;a
     

  3. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I had to read the thing 4 or 5 times to find em all;P
     
  4. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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  5. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    got 5, but i had heard it b4 ;)
     
  6. joegerardi

    joegerardi Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    I DID get all 6, but I used to work on my college newspaper as an editor. I guess I'm used to looking for things like that.

    ..Joe
     
  7. MuRDoC

    MuRDoC

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    ok I got six but had to read it like 10 times;g
     
  8. Oracle In Training

    Oracle In Training

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    That was far too easy. Since you told me to count the "F's" I easily got all 6 on the first try. I cannot imagine that is a valid criterion for "genius" level mentality.
     
  9. podwich

    podwich

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    I got all 6. I'm not overly impressed with myself though. BTW, I would wager that the reason many people have difficulty counting the Fs in "of" is because of the widespread pronounciation of the word as "ov".
     
  10. jdstone

    jdstone

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    Genius is all in the eyes of the beholder.

    Reminds me of an old Richard Pryor skit:

    Thw wineo was remembering a kid (who was now a junkie):

    "the boy was a genius! He could book the numbers--didn't need paper nor pencil!"

    All relative!
     
  11. 8Balls

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    I found all 6.
     
  12. DWavs

    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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    I counted all 6 but I had seen it before. ;)