Mr Spaceman
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Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:25 am

Hi guys.

Alzheimer's Test -


Count the "F's" in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
IC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...(see below)































Managed it? Scoll down only after you have counted them, okay? Do you think there are three?










































How many? 3?
Wrong, there are 6!!--no joke.
Read it again.
The reasoning behind is further down.































The brain cannot process "OF".
Incredible 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 is quite rare.


Pretty Crazy!

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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:28 am

Does that mean I'm a part time genius? Big grin On the last "of", I remembered that I had already seen that text and that you have to count the "of"s, too.
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:40 am

Hello Aloges.

Well, I don't know if that makes you a part genius or not because you did skip the first two "F'S". However, IMO, it does mean that your memory is working good. Big grin

How'd you do the first time? Do you remember if you were tricked or not?

I only got 3 on my first try, so did my girlfriend. So I guess were both normal, although others may disagree with that ............ about me anyway.  Nuts


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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:46 am

I failed the first time! It certainly has to do with the fcat taht we atuallcy olny raed the frsit two lrettes of a sorht wdro. Eevr noitecd taht? Why care about the whole thing if a portion of it does it as well?
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:48 am

I got 5, but I missed one 'of´

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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:56 am

Hi guys.

> MD11Engineer, very well done. I guess you're to be considered extra quite rare! Big grin

> Aloges, yeah, only reading the first to letters would explain the mind's failure to register the word "OF" ......... at least in detail.


I thought this was a good mind screw, so I passed it along. I don't know how well known it is though.


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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:59 am

I figured this was a mind fuck, so I started counting from the end and went backwards and got them all.
 
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:02 am

I got 6  Smile It is very tricky though Big grin

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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:17 am

Hi guys.

> WellHung, that was a smooth move on your part, but, now you'll never know how good you might have done ............. not that it's a big deal.

Like you said, this test is a mind F-ck!


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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:18 am

what do you mean? the test only says to count the f's - it doesn't say in which order. so i know exactly how i did. Big grin
 
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:21 am

I am a genius. That's right.

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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:40 am

Hi guys.

>WellHung, Well Said!

I agree with you that the test does not specify that you read it normally from the top to the bottom, so, not only are you to be considered a Genius, but you're also very sneaky! Big grin


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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:36 am

Oops, sorry, I mixed something up. We don't read the first two letters of a word, but the first and the last letter. They are the ones that have to be at their places while the rest can be a mess and we still can read the word.
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:13 pm

Aloges, that is a good one. Are you a teacher of some sort?
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:20 pm

I counted 4 the first time...they say it's quite rare...what do they mean by that?  Nuts

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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:26 pm

I think it means that most people, with such a forewarning, easily see all 6.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:23 am

LOL! You might even call my a teacher of some kind (although what I teach is mostly life, to retarded children), but that little episode arrived via e-mail some time ago. I probably wouldn't have made it up in a lifetime.
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:33 am

Aloges, my Fiance does that, too. She's a special education teacher.
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:38 am

I got all six on the first try. I just went letter by letter.
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:44 am

LHMark, I guess she'd agree: There's nothing like being ignored by a boy with trisomy 21 that isn't supposed to do what he wants his way. Aaahhh, kids.  Big grin
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:50 am

I did get the last of...so i counted 4.  Smile I think that one does not initally recognize the F's in the of's because it's such a short word that you fail to notice it properly...you just put your attention on the longer words.
 
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:20 pm

that was funny..
the 1st time I counted 5, then after re-reading it just to make sure, I could only find 3!!!!!!
I could'nt find the others!
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RE: Alzheimer's Test - Check This Out!

Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:37 am

How many 'Fs' in 'Alzheimers' ?

That's right....no effin Alzheimers! Big grin

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