Take the "F" Test - don't be afraid

hotskates

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Ok, here is a simple test called the "F" test:

Simply count the "F"s and scroll down to see if you got the correct answer. Here goes. Read the sentence and count the "F"s. GO!


"FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
IC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS."







What was your answer? __________





THe correct answer is 6. Go back and count again. I'll let you know why you got it wrong a little later on.
 

hotskates

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Good for you gotrootdude, most people get 3

A person of average intelligence finds three of them.
If you spotted four, you're above average.
If you got five, you can turn your nose at most anybody.
If you caught six, you are a genius.

There is no catch. Many people forget the "OF"'s.
The human brain tends to see them as V's and not F's.
 

hotskates

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GWS: thanks for being HONEST> Everyone I know has scored a 3, just like me. I think if you study it over and over and over before guessing, you might see the other 3 "F"s, but you are only supposed to read it once.

I have another test that is really hard too. It lists about 20 colors like red, blue, green....... only they are printed in colors other than what they are, like the word red is green and the word blue is purple. You have to quickly say the "color" not what the word says. That one is really hard. What happens is your right brain is fighting against your left brain because each want you to answer it different ways. The left brain wants you to read the word and the right brain is trying to see the color w/o seeing the word.
 
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That test is hard (the read the colors the words are printed in)!!! I know where you can get a shirt or mug with it printed on it. Quite amusing.

Are you saying I wasn't honest though? I scored 140 on my last IQ test for garsh sakes!!! :rolleyes:
 
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Muldy, I remember the story of the CPA who was asked by his client "Well, how much is the total?"

Sharpening his pencil, the CPA said, "How much do WANT it to be?"

:D :D :D

Paq
 

hotskates

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Mulder, you are an overachiever, thats what 8 means.:)


Irox: I wasn't saying you cheated. Your brain must be wired a little tighter than most to see those extra "F"s. (how many times did you read the sentence over, just curious) You are a genius!
 
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I got this in an e-mail some time back, and was very careful when I read it, and was able to get all 6
 

hotskates

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I think thats the key Clskrk, read "VERY CAREFULLY"
I was in a hurry when I read it the first time and got 3.
 

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Originally posted by Mulder:
I count 8. What's that make me?
It means you are seeing things that aren't there again! ;)
 

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