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Rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy

In September of 2003, an email began circulating about reading research at Cambridge University.

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 toatl 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.

The email continues to circulate to this day. Snopes has a page about it and a guy named Mike Davis (who works at Cambridge) wrote about it, too. I thought it would be fun to make a page that lets you type whatever you'd like, then gives you a scrambled version to see if you can still read it. Doesn't that sound like fun??!!! :-)


Scrambled text, can you read it??

Ainodccrg to a rhaeescerr at Cirbadgme Uviseritny, it d'noset mtetar in waht oedrr the lttrees in a word are, the only itpmnarot tnhig is taht the fisrt and last letetr be at the rihgt plcae. The rest can be a tatol mses and you can stlil raed it wuhiott perlbom. Tihs is bcuaese the hmaun mind does not read eervy ltteer by itself but the word as a wolhe.