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The Amazing Power of the Human Mnid

Brain Study

I know a guy.

And this guy “forwards” those “forwarded emails”.

You know the ones.. Pictures of cute puppies & kitties, and political mass mailings, etc.?

But this guy, I signed up to be on his mailing list. Because he culls all those circulating FW:’s out there in Internetland, and only selects the cream of the crop for.. well, further “forward”-ing. Here’s one I found interesting, and I think some of you might, too. (Others will recognize the first section of the ‘quiz’.)

(And, what the hey. Think of it as a break from your Monday.)

Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind.

7H15 M3554G3

53RV35 7O PR0V3


D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!

1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!

1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG

17 WA5 H4RD BU7

N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3


R34D1NG 17


W17H 0U7 3V3N

7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,


C3R741N P30PL3 C4N

R3AD 7H15.

PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F

U C4N R34D 7H15.

*    *    *

To my ‘selected’ strange-minded friends:

Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

My spellchecker had a nervous breakdown…

If you had no trouble with that first section, you might know of |337? (pronounced “leet”, short for “elite”) and know it is rather old.

Well. Back to the old grindstone..

Today’s quotable quote:God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.” ~ Chester W. Nimitz

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October 15, 2012 - Posted by | computers, Internet | ,


  1. Reblogged this on Coretan Daku.


    Comment by Coretan Daku | October 15, 2012 | Reply

  2. Hey…an interesting subject! Long time since I put my brain through this exercise… I read it! :) (also reminding me of Speed Reading)

    I sent this out to a few friends who are tuned into the “studies and the incredible powers” of the human mind.

    Thanks for this Paul…also for the interesting quote… to add to my collection of my Fav. Quotes.



    Comment by Gaia | October 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I am very glad to see your name here again, and I am glad you enjoyed the article!


      Comment by techpaul | October 16, 2012 | Reply

  3. well I couldn’t.
    a bit difficult when your native tongue is danish!



    Comment by dkdude | October 16, 2012 | Reply

    • dkdude,
      Well, the important thing here, I think, is that you humored me and played along.

      What I found interesting was in the first section (the l33t speak) it asks that I read it out loud, which I had great trouble with, but when I just read it, it was crystal clear. (a brain-to-tongue disconnect..)


      Comment by techpaul | October 16, 2012 | Reply

  4. Wish it worked on memory.. I think my aunt has sent this to me over 7 times in emails…


    Comment by delenn13 | October 16, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      You have one of those too, eh?

      Sometimes.. I think.. I would rather have a cure for senility/Alzheimer’s than for cancer (except, maybe, Childhood leukemia..) … but I’d settle for a cure for both.


      Comment by techpaul | October 16, 2012 | Reply

  5. Hey Paul, loved this one…..was pretty cool and easy


    Comment by Cappydawg | October 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Cappydawg,
      Glad you liked that. I am tickled to see your name here again, and I hope all is super-groovy with you and yours!


      Comment by techpaul | October 16, 2012 | Reply

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