F Counting

Discussion in 'Community' started by Nermal, Feb 19, 2005.

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How many Fs?

  1. 0

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  2. 1

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  3. 2

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  4. 3

    21 vote(s)
    25.6%
  5. 4

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. 5

    9 vote(s)
    11.0%
  7. 6

    40 vote(s)
    48.8%
  8. 7

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 8

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  10. 9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #1
    It's the weekend so it's time for a bit of fun :)

    Some of you might've already seen this, but for those of you who haven't, how many times does the letter F appear in this capitalised text?

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

    Doctor Q can then collate and graph the results :p

    In the interest of avoiding bias, please vote before reading any comments below.
     
  2. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    I don't get it, wont say my guess to prejudice others. So far I guessed the highest of the 3 guessers. Light green color.

    Did the color change, checking back, I guessed the right number but the color looks different? glad I got the right number, doesn't happen often, now I have to worry about my eyesight/colorblindness! :p
     
  3. Vader macrumors 65816

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    #3
    My vote is the second highest, in sky blue. Can't see how you got the number higher than me.
     
  4. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    Well once you've counted and voted, you can then use your browser's Find function to figure out how many there really are :)
     
  5. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    I dont get it....
    Maybe its a trick, and we are supposed to say how many "f's are in his entire post.
     
  6. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Well its a trick if you haven't seen this before. I already had the pleasure of being tricked by this in another forum, so I know how it works.

    It deals with how your brain "reads" the words. There's a difference between the sound of a letter and the look.

    ...





    If you think they are only 3, you missed the all of the F's found in "of".

    Count the "of"s and you have the other 3 F's.
     
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  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I count 5 F's, what the F that is to easy, what's the catch.
     
  9. jadam macrumors 6502a

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    there are 6... I voted 5 for some stupid reason too.
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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  11. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I've seen this before, so I wasn't fooled. Counted 6 the first time.
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    it is suppose to be that you normally don't see the F's in OF so that is why many people say wrong. (i voted 6)
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I saw the F in of but I missed one of the "of's". :p
     
  15. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Well there you go that is the point :p
    I like these thing's but often make silly mistakes :eek:
     
  16. Doctor Q Administrator

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    These tricks usually work on me. If I make a quick count, I get the wrong number. Hey, accuracy isn't important in mathematics, as long as you understand the principles, right?
     
  17. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Explain that to my teacher, will ya? :p
     
  18. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Why isn't there a 0 choice in the poll, Nermal? That answer seems no less likely than 1.
     
  19. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    When I saw the thread title I thought you meant watching a movie or TV show and counting the number of F-words. :)
     
  20. munkle macrumors 68030

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    I counted 6 and then read the comments...you bunch of spoilers you! Now it just looks like I saying 6 to be clever! :p
     
  21. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, same here. I missed two of them though! Man, I'm hopeless. I have just finished a SEVEN hour exam though (with only a 45 minute break in the middle!) :confused: :p
     
  22. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    There is, but it's at the end - it was going to be 10 but I changed it at the last minute. I've moved it to the top, just for you :p

    Edit: While the vote counts are the same, it unfortunately now shows you having voted for the previous number (eg. if you voted for 4, it now shows an italicised 3).
     
  23. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Anyone else here see that as INCREDIBLY ironic?
     
  24. virividox macrumors 601

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    6, the brain doesnt normally see the Fs in oF

    so read closely :)
     
  25. whocares macrumors 65816

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    I cheated:

    I just scrolled the mouse cursor over the letters without reading the words. Six it is. :eek: :D :cool: :cool:
     

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