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    How observant are you

    FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
    STUDY COMBINED WITH EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.

    Now count aloud the Fs in the above. Count them only once: do not go back and count them again.
    Then scroll down.






































    Most people only see three Fs. There are six.
    Why do we miss the others?
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    cause we are foosters....we only see F's at the beginning of words....and usually 4 letter words.

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    that's not a test to discover how observant you are, it's a test to see if you're autistic.

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    I counted 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I counted 6.
    counting the same ones twice is not acceptable.

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    got all 6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    No count aloud the Fs in the above. County them only once: do not go back and count them again.
    Then scroll down.

    You tell me no count aloud, so I no count aloud and I wouldn't know how to turn-a them into county's if I did.

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    Sadly, I had to drop trou to count all the F's I saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Sadly, I had to drop trou to count all the F's I saw.
    stuffed your glasses case down your pants to impress the girls again, eh?
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    I got only 3. So I went back again and still only got 3. Where are the others?
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    Got 6. We tend to skip over short words and not read them closely. The 'of's' demonstrate that perfectly.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Doh!
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    For some odd reason, I got 5 the first time. Hmm.
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    I saw the 2nd 'of' so went back to count the 1st and did wind up w/ 6

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    I got five too. Weird.
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    I missed all the F's in all of the "of"s. Its just one of those words that my brain filters out in order to read faster. I wonder if you could do the same experiment with a different letter. Like the H in from the word "the". Very interesting.

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    f you
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    I don't know if it's a first/last thing, a long/short thing, or a f/v thing.

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    Observant enough to notice the grammatical and spelling errors in the instructions...
    Last edited by Griffin2020; 11-12-09 at 02:56 PM. Reason: its spelling, not speeling...we don't speel around here...

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    Does this mean I'm autistic?

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    if people count 3 there are 3. perception = reality. I got 5 the first time, 6 the second.
    sigless at the moment....

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    I counted 6!

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    Experienced readers read entire words, not letters.
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    Wow, I seriously think I was asleep when I started this thread.

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    Because I knew it was one of those stupid trick questions, I carefully counted every F in the sentence, not the way I usually read anything.

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