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Pehrpaas yuv’oe seen tihs.

“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”

True? Sort of.

Obviously the phenomenon is true, because you just read that paragraph. But it didn’t come from Cambridge – or from “an American university,” or from any of the other places you might have seen this attributed to. It appears to be something of an urband legend, with a semi-factual basis. Read more about it here.

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