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Another Test for You

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  • it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae...

    Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe...

    Was that last poorly spelled mess a test of your patience?  Or did it annoy you?

    Here's another one that is kind of cool.  In this one, the letters are scrambled except for the first and last letters.  This was an experiment done at a college, but it would make a great science fair project too.

    Can you read what's on the left?

     

    This theory about the mind fixing words by unscrambling the letters probably doesn't work well when the scrambled letters create a real word or get more complicated just because of the length of the word.  Like this:

    A dootcr has aimttded the magltheuansr of a tageene ceacnr pintaet who deid aetfr a hatospil durg blendur.

     

     

    Please don't make us unscramble your letters

    to figure out what you're saying!

     

    That last sentence really says:

    A doctor has admitted the manslaughter of a teenage cancer patient who died after a hospital drug blunder.

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