Don's Amazing Puzzle
Monday, March 3, 1997 by Dave Winer.
Please read this sentence.
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
IC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.
Count the F's.
How many did you find?
To see the answer, scroll down the page until it appears.
PS: Thanks to Don Brown for forwarding this. It's a great puzzle!
There are six F's in the sentence.
There is no catch.
I found three. I went back and counted and recounted, and I was sure there were just three. So I wrote a script to see what was going on. It said there are six! Mystifying.
Then I improved the script to show me where the F's were.
Right on, there is no catch.