The Average Person Over 40 Cannot Do This!

The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School of
Psychiatry at Kings College London.

Take your time and see if you can
read each line aloud without a mistake.

1. This is this cat.
2. This is is cat.
3. This is how cat.
4. This is to cat.
5. This is keep cat.
6. This is an cat.
7. This is old cat.
8. This is fart cat.
9. This is busy cat.
10. This is for cat.
11. This is forty cat.
12. This is seconds cat.

Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down

๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

29 Responses to “The Average Person Over 40 Cannot Do This!”

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  1. papabear says:

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    LOL! you got me! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. stevebethere says:

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    @ papabear
    Ahh! one that admitted it LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for stopping by

  3. Marg says:

    That was good. I was kept busy for 40 seconds. So you got me too.
    Have a great Sat.

  4. Tomas says:

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    Thank you for the wonderful test. You expanded my horizons greatly because I was to browse through my Lithuanian-English dictionary to grasp the meaning of all words on your 12 lines. Thus you helped me to forget the worry for my daily problems and enabled me to return the grateful smile.

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  6. Dave D says:

    Got me too….I thought I was doing pretty well for an old fart!

  7. Mike Golch says:

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    This is so getting swiped.with a tip of the hat and a linkback as we.

  8. plin says:

    You got me and I am not 40 yet =P

  9. Russ says:

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    That was great. It cracked me up. Had me going.

  10. Comedy Plus says:

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    Bwahahahahaha. That kept me busy indeed. v:)

  11. Lol, I was so hoping to prove you wrong! Lol.

  12. megaman says:

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    Great one! I laughed my ass off! Nothing like a good laugh on my day off! Thank you, But I guess I misread the last couple of words because I farted for forty seconds, the first time I read it. So are you buying me new underwear?

  13. Chinaren says:

    Nice one! Though it didn’t take forty seconds. lol

  14. Emm says:

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    Ha! I’m not that old! Yet! I am gleeful that I got it all perfectly correct though!

  15. Petula says:

    You made me LOL! When I got to the end I was proud I had read them all correctly and wanted to leave a comment saying HA I’m on top of things with my 41-year-old self. Now I have to tell you how rude that they called me an old fart! ๐Ÿ˜›


    • stevebethere says:

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      @ Petula
      Ha ha! i am surprised at the amount of people that have fell for it including me ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for your response

  16. KlayeBlayk says:

    I actually was able to figure it out before reading that last line but nice one all the same. ^^