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    fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be

    in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed

    it whotuit a pboerlm.. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it
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    I think more than 55 out of 100 could do it... lol

    I cheated... I've seen this before... maybe one or two years ago when the original story came out. Heck, might have been longer than that...
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    And how many can read upside-down?
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    I thought this idea has been debunked in some way before.

    Surur
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    I am srue it has been, but it is fun to try it awnays.
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    Not a problem reading it. Upside down also.
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    I can see this being limited to a percentage of the population (about half the population wouldn't be surprising either). I would be surprised if it was linked to IQ. It's no different from the different ways that people crunch numbers.
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    I can read it fine, but I don't see the tie-in to IQ.
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    No problem reading it, nor finding the error in syntax:

    "aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy"

    the word "a" doesn't belong, or the word "sdtuy" is missing, as in

    "According to a research study at Cambridge University" or

    "According to research at Cambridge University"


    Oh, I can also read upside down with a reasonable level of proficiency.
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    Is it just the power of the human mind or that as well as the level of mistakes found on-line within various forums?

    Obviously people don't make that many mistakes, but many of those words were fairly common words. Is it likely that we have not only seen each one of those within the scope of some type, but also "trained" our minds to pick up on the actual word when we come across a typo?
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    I saw something like this quite a while back, couple years or so ago. The explanation as to why it was so easy to read was the fact that although the words were not spelled correctly, as long as the first and last letters of each word were correct then the brain was able to quickly and correctly identify the intended word.

    i remember kinda playing around with this, to see if all you had to do to make it "unreadable" was by scrambling the first and last letters along with the others. That did seem to be the case, as I recall..
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    Quote Originally Posted by detective View Post
    And how many can read upside-down?
    I can!

    I remember the computer tech in high school had the OP's message taped to one of her computers. I thought that it was kind of cool, but I would assume that more than 55 people out of 100 people can read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    I can read it fine, but I don't see the tie-in to IQ.
    Are you saying "I can read it fine, therefore there doesn't seem to be a tie-in to IQ"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clulup View Post
    Are you saying "I can read it fine, therefore there doesn't seem to be a tie-in to IQ"?
    Why are you trying to be insulting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Why are you trying to be insulting?
    My, my, my... you missed the smiley, didn't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clulup View Post
    My, my, my... you missed the smiley, didn't you?
    I thought toby was joking around....


    U guys serious?

    Everyone is lost...

    I'm scared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clulup View Post
    My, my, my... you missed the smiley, didn't you?
    No, I saw the smiley. Just wondering if there was something else going on that I missed.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    I thought toby was joking around....
    U guys serious?
    Not really. I just wasn't sure if it was a ribbing that fell a little flat, or if there was some other issue I wasn't aware of.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...

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