" When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to
dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another,
and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station
to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a descent Respect
to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which
impel them to the Separation. "
Printed above is the first paragraph of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
Select any one of the first 20 words. Count the letters and call that number n.
Move ahead n words, beginning with the word after your selected word.
When you reach that nth word, count its letters and move ahead
as many words as the new letter count. Continue in this manner, counting letters and
moving ahead words, until you stop on a word that's beyond the fourth line.
On what word did you stop?
It will always be the same word. why ?
Created by Martin Gardner.
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