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Riddle:Try this it will FREAK YOU OUT!

post #1 of 21
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Ok everyone this is so strange IT WILL FREAK YOU OUT! The game is simple and i'll explain it.
Below are 3 triangles and each triangle contains a sentence. Read the three sentences out load or to somone if someone is by you. If you want to can write your 3 sentences down. Now WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE ANSWERS BELOW (PLEASE DON"T CHEAT THIS IS SO WORTH IT!) reply to this thread and post your answers. I will post the answer shortly.

Here is the three sentences:
post #2 of 21
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Here are the answers:
1) Paris in the the spring
2.)Once in a a lifetime
3.)Bird in the the hand

Did you all see those words repeated in each sentence? I bet most of you didn't!
post #3 of 21
thats so freaky!! i got the first and last one but not the middle.
post #4 of 21
hehe you got me there :P
post #5 of 21
Oh no way! How strange, I didn't get it either!
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Oh no way! How strange, I didn't get it either!
Pretty wierd huh! I can't figure out why we all never see that
post #7 of 21
I would imagine it's because we're instructed to memorize the sentence.. so we think so hard about memorizing it that we don't look THAT closely at it, you know?

Either way, it's cool!
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
I would imagine it's because we're instructed to memorize the sentence.. so we think so hard about memorizing it that we don't look THAT closely at it, you know?

Either way, it's cool!
No that's not it because noramlly you would just read it out load from a playing card (that's where I got the idea from, the game card) so you wouldn't have to memorize it when your playing the game. We love freaking out our friends with the game!
post #9 of 21
I noticed that those words were repeated twice!
post #10 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I noticed that those words were repeated twice!
WOW! your in the minority. I didn't and had to read them quite a few times!
post #11 of 21
Here's another fun trick for the mind. It turns out that as long as the first and last letter of a word are the same, the mind can read something even if everything else is jumbled. This falls apart for more complicated sentences, but if all the words are common it's quite easy. Check it out:

"Acocdrnig to an elgnsih unviesitry sutdy the oredr of letetrs in a wrod dosen't mttaer, the olny thnig thta's iopmrantt is that the frsit and lsat ltteer of eevry word is in the crcreot ptoision. The rset can be jmbueld and one is stlil able to raed the txet wiohtut dclftfuiiy."
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Obi
Here's another fun trick for the mind. It turns out that as long as the first and last letter of a word are the same, the mind can read something even if everything else is jumbled. This falls apart for more complicated sentences, but if all the words are common it's quite easy. Check it out:

"Acocdrnig to an elgnsih unviesitry sutdy the oredr of letetrs in a wrod dosen't mttaer, the olny thnig thta's iopmrantt is that the frsit and lsat ltteer of eevry word is in the crcreot ptoision. The rset can be jmbueld and one is stlil able to raed the txet wiohtut dclftfuiiy."
Ok that is freaky too!
post #13 of 21
Obi, that amazes me! I always enjoy reading it!
post #14 of 21
Wow, that's really something!
or should I say...
Taht's ralely seomhtnig!
post #15 of 21
When the brain processes sentences tht are arranged in that way (with the repeated word split by line) it doesn't recognise the "typo" because it processes the parts of the sentence each as a seperate unit and then puts it together. have you ever had one of those days where you'r ereading and you just can't get past that one line on a paage? same thing.

The reason the second one works, by the way, is because after we've learned to read, we don't usually read every letter seperately in a word unless it's unfamiliar. at that point, we simply recognize the basic shape of the word. this is als the reason that dyslexics have a hard time reading, because they can't process words that way. there is a method to fake it out though. for whatever reason if yu take a bit of red film and hold it over whatever the dyslexic is reading, it helsps thier brain process the information
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
for whatever reason if yu take a bit of red film and hold it over whatever the dyslexic is reading, it helsps thier brain process the information
Interesting!
post #17 of 21
Man, I have a stubborn brain!
post #18 of 21
I must be totally insane. What is the question? All read were three sentances in three triangles, and then it says now reply to these thread. What is the question? What are we supposed to reply about? There is no explanation as to what we are supposed to do.
post #19 of 21
Never mind, I just got it.
post #20 of 21
Weird! I had seen that spelling one before. That is so weird that you can read it. The brain sure is a complex thing!
post #21 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by turtlecat
When the brain processes sentences tht are arranged in that way (with the repeated word split by line) it doesn't recognise the "typo" because it processes the parts of the sentence each as a seperate unit and then puts it together. have you ever had one of those days where you'r ereading and you just can't get past that one line on a paage? same thing.

The reason the second one works, by the way, is because after we've learned to read, we don't usually read every letter seperately in a word unless it's unfamiliar. at that point, we simply recognize the basic shape of the word. this is als the reason that dyslexics have a hard time reading, because they can't process words that way. there is a method to fake it out though. for whatever reason if yu take a bit of red film and hold it over whatever the dyslexic is reading, it helsps thier brain process the information
I was just about to explain that same thing. Glad I noticed this before I did! hehe!

The other thing I would add is that there is a "cost of expertise." Because we are all expert readers, we read things in a way that makes sense, ignoring things that are out of place. A different way of showing the cost of expertise is to do something like: 4 4, now how many #'s are there? We want to say 4, because it's so natural for us to just READ, when we all really know that there is actually 2 there.
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