The mind is a terrible thing

Found today on a message board:

Here’s a recent study from Cambridge University that is pretty cool. Aoccdrnig to 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 a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig, huh?

This one might not be new to you guys, since it originally made circulation back in 2003, but it was new to me. Sadly, the Internet brings us both intriguing snippets of information, and just as quickly shatters them with reality. Snopes is, as usual, a decent starting spot to find more information on this “legend.” But with a quick google I found a far more impressive write-up on this scrambled language meme.