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How many "F" do you see?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Josh Raines, Sep 26, 2005.


  1. Count every "F" in the following text:

    FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
    SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
    FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
    THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...
    (SEE BELOW)






























    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!

    Post how many you see.
     
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Hmm, I counted 6. I wouldn't go publishing that idea quite yet.
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I counted 6 too. The brain cannot process 'of'?! Where the heck did they get that?!

    brad cook
     
  4. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    it's supposed to be tricky because there's no f sound in of
     
  5. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Talkbass: 2
    Puzzle: 0
     
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Hmmm... had 6 myself


    Talkbass = teh win
    Puzzle = WTFpwned!?
     
  7. I didn't think about it too much or overanalyze, and the trick worked on me. It also worked on my roomate. Very clever.
     
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    i got 6+0... not sure what's issue.
    :eyebrow:
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  10. I got 6 also, but that was just because I was extra careful in looking at every letter.
     
  11. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    What the hell?

    I could only find 3 at first but after reading it a couple of times i counted 6 to..
     
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I see dead people, and six F's. :D

    -Mike
     
  13. Hm, I saw three. Went back and counted three again. So, it worked on me.
     
  14. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    got 8 myself...
     
  15. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I came out with 4i, which is wierd.
     
  16. I got 6. On my first readthrough, I had 3 up until the last "OF" when I realized there was a F in there so I added the other two, and there ya go!
     
  17. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    It got me :( I wonder if it would make a difference if it where in proper mixed case.
     
  18. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Got me too. Now I have to kill myself.
     
  19. BTW, I just copied this off another forum, and it only really works if you don't spend too long looking at it.