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Deos splng rlleay mttear?

I used to give this to the kids when I did school visits, much to the dismay of their teachers. But it fascinates me, how the brain works. So, in honor of the finals of the Scripps Spelling Bee tonight on ABC, enjoy.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnig to a rseaerch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deson’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh?

How’s your spelling? Will you geekfully watch the Bee tonight?