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TraurigRitter
01-18-2004, 02:23 AM
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> This will blow your mind...!
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> Just do it - don't cheat!!!!!!!!!!!!
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> Try this its actually quite good.
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> But don't cheat!
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> Count the number of F's in the following text:
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> FINISHED FILES ARE THE
> RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
> STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
> EXPERIENCE OF YEARS
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> Managed it?
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> Scroll down only after you have counted them!
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> OK?
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> How many?
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> Three?
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> Wrong, there are six - no joke!
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> FINISHED FILES ARE THE
> RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
> STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
> EXPERIENCE OF YEARS
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> The reasoning is further down...
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> The brain cannot process the word "OF".
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> Incredible or what?
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> Anyone who counts all six F's on the first go is a genius
> Three is normal.

TraurigRitter
01-18-2004, 02:23 AM
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; This will blow your mind...!
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Just do it - don't cheat!!!!!!!!!!!!
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Try this its actually quite good.
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; But don't cheat!
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Count the number of F's in the following text:
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; FINISHED FILES ARE THE
&gt; RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
&gt; STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
&gt; EXPERIENCE OF YEARS
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Managed it?
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Scroll down only after you have counted them!
&gt;
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&gt; OK?
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&gt; How many?
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&gt; Three?
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&gt; Wrong, there are six - no joke!
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&gt; FINISHED FILES ARE THE
&gt; RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
&gt; STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
&gt; EXPERIENCE OF YEARS
&gt;
&gt;
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&gt; The reasoning is further down...
&gt;
&gt; The brain cannot process the word "OF".
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&gt; Incredible or what?
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&gt; Anyone who counts all six F's on the first go is a genius
&gt; Three is normal.

TraurigRitter
01-18-2004, 02:29 AM
Hmmm, I hope this works. It worked great for me, but when I received it, it was perfectly centered, the whole thing, especially that paragraph. Oh well, good luck!

mystmum
01-18-2004, 03:49 AM
It didn't get me, for which I am grateful - I was an editor by trade before turning to fulltime mumhood, so I'm glad I haven't lost it yet http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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TraurigRitter
01-18-2004, 07:41 AM
I don't know, it might be the messed up positioning I guess... The majority of the people I know get only, one got 4.

Oh well...

Homer6
01-18-2004, 10:10 AM
MM, it might be a matter of opinion what it is you have lost. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I've seen this mind game before, and counted three the very first time, so this one wasn't new.

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Speedyserd
01-18-2004, 02:01 PM
I got three... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

"Don't look before you leap. It'll ruin the surprise"

Furious_Gopher
01-18-2004, 02:14 PM
I got three too

I must be stupid http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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TraurigRitter
01-18-2004, 02:18 PM
*hugs Speedyserd* Fear not, you're not alone there! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hehe I only got 3 the first time too.
I'm glad that the game worked for *someone*!

Take care,
*hugs*

Speedyserd
01-18-2004, 02:24 PM
Thanks for the hug. It makes me feel better I'm not alone anymore... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

"Don't look before you leap. It'll ruin the surprise"

coksy
01-22-2004, 01:56 PM
I got three too, the first AND second time I read it, even though I follwed with my curser. I had to read the explanation to see the other three.

CK9
01-22-2004, 02:06 PM
I missed only one of the f's, it was in the second "of"

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skylark2025
01-24-2004, 12:56 AM
I think I only got three the first time I did this (long ago and far away) This time I went backwards from the bottom up so I couldn't "read" it properly and miss any :P

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Urdu
01-24-2004, 01:35 AM
I got three the first and second time as well. Dopey brain! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
So why did I get an IQ of 122 over at www.emode.com (http://www.emode.com)? (I'd be smarter the second time around if it hadn't been 2:00AM and me out of time.)
Try their ink blot test while you are there. Makes you wonder about who thought up the questions to the ink blots, or, wonder about who painted the ink blots based on the questions! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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PrincessXenobia
01-24-2004, 12:12 PM
Took the IQ test!

&gt;Congratulations!

&gt;This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how &gt;many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test &gt;relative to others.

&gt;Your Intellectual Type is Visionary Philosopher. This means &gt;you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills &gt;and insight that can be applied in a variety of different &gt;ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make &gt;you very adept at explaining things to others â"” and at &gt;anticipating and predicting patterns.

I don't think I'm quite that smart in real life. I like being labelled a "Visionary Philosopher" though!

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Speedyserd
01-24-2004, 12:22 PM
I did it last March and I got 131 and am a visual mathematician. Now that sounds like me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
And now, almost a year later, I am a 133 and a Precision Processor. Interesting how much/little things can change in a year.

"Don't look before you leap. It'll ruin the surprise"