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A little observation test!

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A little observation test!


How many letter F's can you spot in this sentence?
FINISHED FILES ARE THE
RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
EXPERIENCE OF YEARS

I thought there were three!
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Re: A little observation test!

5 - but only because I was caught out on this before Wink

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Re: A little observation test!

WRONG!!!!  Grin
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Oh Shit, how did I still miss one Cheesy Grin

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Re: A little observation test!

Six ?
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Re: A little observation test!

Or half a dozen.
Try scanning the lines of text right to left as well as reading left to right.
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Re: A little observation test!

That's weird I consistently got 6 reading normally but only 5 scanning backwards even though I knew there were 6 Undecided
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Re: A little observation test!

I see 6.
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Re: A little observation test!

Many people see only three, apparently because the brain doesn't process link-words (like OF) that are between subject-words (like YEARS and SCIENTIFIC) in the same way, so they get missed. Six is correct, but I had to study it to be sure. Reading backwards worked every time for me!  Huh
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Re: A little observation test!

Knowing that you were asking a trick question made me check more carefully than usual.
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Many people see only three, apparently because the brain doesn't process link-words (like OF) that are between subject-words (like YEARS and SCIENTIFIC) in the same way, so they get missed. Six is correct, but I had to study it to be sure. Reading backwards worked every time for me!  Huh

Yup, worked on me - I saw 3 and couldn't see them in the 'OF' words at all. Thats a great trick!
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On first scan 3. Having seen something similar before I remembered about the "of"s and retried a couple of times and came up with 5 each time. I think that it was the two "of"s in the same line that tricked me.