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Francesca Battaglia
Italy
Local time: 14:51
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Apr 30, 2007

I found this odd funny game ad I thought it could be nice to share. Results could be very interesting!

Try to count, as quick as possible, the "F" in the following text:

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

Did you say three? Are you sure? Maybe you want to read it again?


Well, "F" are SIX! And if you said THREE, that's normal. It seems in fact that human brain apparently skips the "OF".
If you said SIX, you are a genius. FOUR, well that's odd!

As for me.., I said THREE..:( I'm avarage..
Francesca


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Gianni Pastore  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 14:51
Member (2007)
English to Italian
3 too Apr 30, 2007

francesca battaglia wrote:

I found this odd funny game ad I thought it could be nice to share. Results could be very interesting!

Try to count, as quick as possible, the "F" in the following text:

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

Did you say three? Are you sure? Maybe you want to read it again?


Well, "F" are SIX! And if you said THREE, that's normal. It seems in fact that human brain apparently skips the "OF".
If you said SIX, you are a genius. FOUR, well that's odd!

As for me.., I said THREE..:( I'm avarage..
Francesca


and, yes, I skipped the three "OF". Now you know why I hate proofreading
Thanks for sharing Fran!


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Francesca Battaglia
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yay for "avarage". Apr 30, 2007

Ah aha, welcome in the "avarage group", Gianni. I have another one which is even nicer but I'll post it only if this one is successful

Come one, people..Tell us your result!
Fran


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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I'm "odd" Apr 30, 2007

I said 4



Anni


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lingomania
Local time: 22:51
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Normal Apr 30, 2007

I said three.

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Henrik Pipoyan  Identity Verified
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I counted six... Apr 30, 2007

... but I read it twice.

Conclusion: repeating makes an average person a genius:)


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Francesca Battaglia
Italy
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hmm Henrik.. Apr 30, 2007

Henrik Pipoyan wrote:

... but I read it twice.



hmm..Henrik, Henrik..Isn't that cheating? hiih, just kidding

Fran


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texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
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Avarage, avarage... Apr 30, 2007

three for me...

and the 2nd time I only counted 5!

I'm hopeless!


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Alfredo Tutino  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:51
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odd Apr 30, 2007

first time, I conted four - I think I somehow counted the second "OF", possibly because it is near the end of a line.

But the amusing thing is that on re-reading, after learning that I should have found 6 Fs, I could only see 3 - I almost panicked at the loss of the fourth! (then I spotted the rest...).

I think I've still to decide between being normal or odd... Whatever this may mean...


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Claudia Luque Bedregal  Identity Verified
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also 3 Apr 30, 2007

I guess I'm "average", too
Nice game Francesca. Thanks for sharing!
Claudia


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Valentina_D  Identity Verified
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another average here Apr 30, 2007

I also counted three...so I join all the other 'average' people(gee...it really sounds horrible!)

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Renate Reinartz  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:51
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an average and an odd here Apr 30, 2007

I'm average, my friend is odd. Pff, I got the ofs first time at the third read. My excuse is: Don't proof read when you are getting tired. ,-)

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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 09:51
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Five... Apr 30, 2007

I counted five... But I did not know where was the sixth one! Are you sure there are six??? (just kidding!)

Regards

Clarisa


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Francesca Battaglia
Italy
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Maybe another one..soon Apr 30, 2007

Hi, I'm so glad you all liked my little game, here! Maybe tomorrow I'll post another one which is even crazier since you need to make some quick additions and then think to a word and everyone seems to think the same word..
Now, THAT'S ODD!

So, in the end we have only one SIX, but at the second reading..
One FIVE and three FOUR, which make FIVE ODDS.
and FIVE AVARAGE professionals..

Interesting..hmm..

But the game is not over yet, I still want more people to participate the game, ok?

Time to sleep now..

'Nite!
Fran


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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
France
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Five May 1, 2007

I noticed the sixth one only later... good that I'm not a proofreader

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