Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

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!

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  1. I’m one of those who can, cool. Yeah, we read by the shapes of the word. You’ll notice that in that paragraph shorter words are easier to read in a glance. The longer the word, the likelier it loses its word-shape, and becomes less readable.

  2. that is crazy and i can’t believe i read the whole thing – so interesting!

  3. my kids tells me that everyone can read this, not only half the population. Aawanyy, I’m not srue I tlod you bfoere but I am a gaert fan of yuor bolg.

  4. The reason this works is that one-, two-, and three-letter words are unaffected. These small words, articles, conjunctions, and prepositions, add so much to the context of a sentence that meaning is easy to infer.

    A similar paragraph where even the smallest words were changed would be much, much harder to read.

  5. Actually this is quite old, they found it out about 1 1/2 years ago or so.

  6. Wehn tihs fsrit cmae out a Caidanan utisreviny (srroy I hvae no lnik) sewohd taht if the ioiretnr lrettes are resreved the txet bemoces qtiue ulbadaerne.

    When this first came out a Canadian university (sorry I have no link) showed that if the interior letters are reversed the text becomes quite unreadable. Random interior order is easier to read.

  7. hey, cool. i´m surprised how quick i could read this. and @ comment #1: actually i find it easier to read the long words.

  8. this is my proof that its not true.

    Stsiienct hzehotesypid taht poolsgcyshit msesngaiidod nruumoes idnececins ivinlonvg alncesedot dopessiren.

  9. in your example you are right. but in the above one, the longer ones were easier to read.

  10. Another aspect is context and common vocabulary. We could read Tina’s example quickly because the context remained the same throughout the paragraph and the words were not challenging. Rich’s example above (which I can’t read) has no context and it uses unusual (long) words.

  11. Actually this is so old I learned it in a speedreading class in elementary school in the 1960’s…..

  12. this is sooooo old. just like mary said this is from “way back in the day” and i disagree with the fact that only 55% can read it. i dont no anyone who can’t read it… not saying everyone can read it but i think that the average should be higher. also the only reason we can read that is because those are the words we are used to reading like: can you read this only couldn’t that and many more. if we used words of a higher vocabulary and kept the first and last letters thesame then only the people that have a high vocabulary would be able to read it….for example…… Papihhtroalllnicy i bet very very very few people could tell me what that word is withouht pausing or stoppinjg for more then 5 seconds. (the word actually is Philanthropically) this just shows that you can read only scrambled words that you are used to seeing.

  13. Scientist hypothesized that psychologist misdiagnosed numerous incidences involving adolecent depression – I have to admit…this was hard to decipher…whewwwwwwwwwwww

  14. thanks for your sharing ,I like it,Its very useful for me