Sunday, May 03, 2009

Conundrum

Conundrum

Read the following sentence and count the number F's. Count them ONLY ONCE. DO NOT go back and check.

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




ANSWER:

There are six F's in total Most people only find 3! If you got all six go to the top of the class!

Found on my packet of cigarette papers.

I must admit I could only find 3, and started to post this pointing out that they must have made a mistake when after several re-readings I still could only find 3. Then I found a 4th...then a 5th...and finally the 6th!

Of all things! (Geddit?)

8 comments:

UBERMOUTH said...

I only saw 3 and after much scrutiny still only saw 3!

Lord T said...

We all speed read by default and thus skip words like OF (of which there are three in that sentence)

I would suspect non english speakers would get it right.

jams o donnell said...

Got them but only by going through each letter

CherryPie said...

Got 6 at the first pass. I am sure I read somewhere that it is to do with the word Of - most people skip past those.

JPT said...

Six.

UBERMOUTH said...

The very next time the other were obvious. Odd.

RobW said...

Seen this before when I was a kid. Your brain doesn't recognise OF properly.

James Higham said...

Now, wasn't that interesting? It needed something light after those tomes. :)