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Intelligence Test


This has got to be one of the most interesting intelligence tests I have ever seen. It's very short, so try it. You may be amazed.
Don't cheat! Because if you do, the test would be no fun.
I promise, there are no tricks to the test.

Read this sentence:






FINISHED FILES ARE NOT THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.


Now count ALOUD the F's in that sentence.
Count them ONLY ONCE: do not go back and count them again.

Now see the answer below:













The answer is...

There are six F's in the sentence. One 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. Pretty weird, huh?

It fools almost everybody.





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Hey, DjB,

I guess I'm under average... Where do you find these tests? they're great!
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Thank you, Dj! Have a nice week-end too (though it's the end of Monday here Emotion: sad )
The same here Emotion: smile


in fact I have counted 7 "f"s.

what am I? lazy?Emotion: stick out tongue
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I counted 6, but I'm sure I'm not a genius. It may very well be that I don't have a "human brain"!! hehehe.

I'll explain: The "human brain" that tends to consider the "f" in "of" as a "v" is surely the human brain of a native speaker of English -or any other languages in which that consonant can be pronounced "v". I'm a native speaker of Spanish, and in my mother tongue the letter "f" sounds /f/; that is probably why I did not miss any of them.

This test does not show how intelligent or dumb I am, but it surely reminds me that, no matter how good my English may be, I did not simply "acquire" it easily but I "learned" it, meaning I had to study hard! In my Spanish-speaker brain, it seems an F is still an F. Emotion: smile

Interesting, huh?

Elena (and any other speakers of ESL or EFL) what do you think? Do you agree with me?

Miriam
I think our brain tends to overread words that are of little importance, such as "of". I think we read too fast...
So really, the test has nothing to do with intelligence then?
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