Do you ever worry about whether or not you’re losing your mind? Getting Alzheimer’s? Likely to develop it in the future? If so… can you read this? This picture was posted on the wall of Jimmy John’s sub shop in Plymouth, where I went to get some sandwiches for supper the other night. If you made it through that one, then here’s another trick forwarded to me by my cousin Jim…supposedly from “Doctor Dementia” to test your skills. They say that if you can read this one aloud, Alzheimer’s is a long, long way down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you:
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1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15
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F0RW4RD 1F U C4N R34D 7H15.
Could you figure it out? If you need a hint to get you going, it starts with: “This message serves to prove how our minds…”
If you made it through that one too, then here’s a message that’s basically like the first one, but they say that only 55 people out of 100 can read it:
I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearcher at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, tcheaes it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a
word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in
the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it
whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I
awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
May our hearts “be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2-3 ESV)