Use your Brain

I received an interesting email a few days ago. I found it really intriguing because it was very entertaining and somewhat challenging. Maybe you’ve received it before but if you haven’t, it’s a set of optical illusions which tests how much of your brain do you use and how intelligent you are. I got most of the optical illusions, but some weren’t that easy. The author said that very few people got all correct quickly on the first try. Here’s a sample:

Read the lines in the normal reading speed. Count every “F” in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS…

(SEE BELOW)

How many? Are you sure?

There are six that can be found there. Count again. It’s highly, highly unlikely you got the six, not unless you took your sweet time and went through each letter carefully (that’s cheating!). That’s not the goal of the test. For a person to get six, without cheating, is considered a genius. Getting three is normal, while four or five is quite uncommon. To be honest, I got 4. The reason behind this is because the brain cannot process the word, “OF”. Interesting isn’t it? It is fun to think about it and wonder why. Here’s another:


What word can you read? I think you’d probably read the word, “good”, but what you might not have noticed is the word “evil” inside the word good. Good is in black while evil is in white. It’s also very physiological because it kinda shows that good cannot exist without evil, and vice versa, or the absence of good is evil. Nice one! Fun AND meaningful! lol!

Finally, as a test of your brain power:

O lny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!


Taht was fun! Do you hvae a hcaehdae? Tkae an apisirn and rset a ltitle. I so ejoneyd mkaing tihs bolg, lol! Am I mkaing yuore haed sipn? Mkaing you suqnit yuor eeys? I hpoe so! Try it on yuore firneds to see how sarmt tehy rlaely are! Jsut be creaufl not to msilpel any wrods, jsut rearargne tehm. I btetr sotp soon, it’s gitetng hrdaer to tpye lkie tihs! Wlel, tlil my nxet bolg, and rmeebmer, awlyas use yuore bairn!!!

12 comments:

mushy said...

hhmm i got 5, whee! so im not so stupid after all.. as fer that good and evil thingy.. i saw good first.. well i believe that people are innately good :). as fer the jumbled words, i think i got that thru forwards months back. oh yeah.. sure u can tag me.. will be adding yer link as well

/iambrew said...

hahaha. the first one was challenging. at first i only got 3 "F's"... hahaha then i counted again and got 5 but there were 6 so i counted again... and again... and again until i finally found the other "F"...

wheew!

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rex said...

the 6-Fs thing, waw, do you know that i first saw that when i was in Grade 3? may ganun kasi ang Papa ko sa wallet niya, at mayroon na siyang copy nito since 1980s pa, na pinapakita niya sa mga co-workers niya noong sa Nigeria pa siya nagtatrabaho.. wala lang.. hehe.. i got all 6 the 1st time.. =p

yung good/evil naman.. 'good' ang una kong nakita, but i knew that there was a catch, at nakita ko din yung 'evil'.. galing! =p

naughty girl said...

hi jigs! i had fun reading that last test. :)

iWoman said...

Yep. Isetnritneg. Dasereteinhd to get jsut a 4 tuhgoh. I kndia tohghut mlesyf sraetmr tahn taht. Seifnurfg form dnsoluies of bineg a gnuies.

zandperl said...

I got 6, but I've seen similar brain teasers before. Also...

It’s also very physiological because it kinda shows that good cannot exist without evil,

I believe you mean "psychological," not "physiological." The word you used (physiological) means relating to the body, while the meaning you apparently wanted was relating to the mind (psychological).

Davide Simonetti said...

Thats very interesting. I'll use next time someone comments on my bad spelling : )

Jigs said...

thanks for the correction!

Anne said...

Hi! Love the content of your blog...but my poor eyes can't stand the color contrast!

Dara said...

I love this type of thing! Thanks for posting.

Jigs said...

To ANNE: Thanks for reading my blog. Is the color really that bad? SORRY! hehe. I'll see if i can do something. :)