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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??

Acidcorng to a resecearhr at Cagimbrde Usirntievy, it de'nsot matter in waht order the leertts in a wrod are, the olny iptroanmt tnhig is that the first and lsat letter be at the rhgit palce. The rset can be a toatl mess and you can slitl read it wtihout pbeolrm. This is bucsaee the hamun mnid does not read eervy lteter by iesltf but the word as a whloe.