The other day, I saw the following brain-teaser posted on Reddit:
Let’s see if that’s true using IPython and a long list of words from http://www.mieliestronk.com/wordlist.html
[ed. note in 2018 – this link expired. I’m not quite sure where it went. Sorry!]It turns out that there are seven words of length 9 that match this property, and one word of length 10: “Splittings” (actually an incredibly relevant word to this problem).
Just goes to show: don’t believe everything you read on the internet 😉