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  • David Mosley
    Eternal Administrator
    • Jul 2004
    • 11823

    For Fun: Why don't we see some letters?

    Try this puzzle:

    Please read this sentence and count the Fs:

    FINISHED FILES ARE THE
    RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIEN-
    TIFIC STUDY COMBINED
    WITH THE EXPERIENCE
    OF YEARS.


    How many do you see?

    On first reading most people only see three. However, the answer is actually
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."
  • voilodian ghagnasdiak
    Warrior On The Edge
    • Jun 2006
    • 2591

    #2
    Of Of Of course you dont notice three of the f's at first glance.

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    • Morgan Kane
      Lost in the multiverse
      • Jun 2006
      • 1428

      #3
      In fact the F of the three of are lost some where ......

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      • Heiron
        Pawn of multiverse
        • Jun 2006
        • 374

        #4
        Ha,I have come across something similar before.I noticed the last F and realised there were 2 more.So,I guess I just saw 4,but I was that close to watch all of them.This time,I counted all of them in the first place,of course.

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        • L'Etranger
          Veteran Moorcockista
          • Dec 2003
          • 4772

          #5
          Originally posted by David Mosley
          Try this puzzle:

          Please read this sentence and count the Fs:

          FINISHED FILES ARE THE
          RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIEN-
          TIFIC STUDY COMBINED
          WITH THE EXPERIENCE
          OF YEARS.


          How many do you see?

          On first reading most people only see three. However, the answer is actually
          You actually see seven If you rearange the text like this:

          FINISHED FILES ARE THE
          RESULT
          OF YEARS
          OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY
          COMBINED
          WITH
          THE
          EXPER-
          IENCE
          OF
          YEARS.


          Google ergo sum

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          • Hawksun
            Denizen of Moo Uria
            • Apr 2005
            • 176

            #6
            Very clever!

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