Reading Quiz

One of our regular readers, Marshall Brown, forwarded me an interesting email yesterday that I thought might be fun to share at the site. It is about how people read and I know, reading is not considered a sport, just ask the “Secretary of Defense” Dexter Manley. However, if ESPN/ABC Sports can run the Scripps National Spelling Bee then I think this is fair game. Try it for yourself. Can you read the passage below?

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs?

Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

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 dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are,

the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit

pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a

pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by

istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot

slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.