This Page Intentionally Left Blank


If you like to read books, I’m pretty sure that you have encountered this sentence:

“This Page Intentionally Left Blank”

While printing these words on a blank paper seems ludicrous, there are technical reasons why they do this. Nonetheless, the irony of it is still apparent.

Even on the web, there is a webpage that only displays this sentence. You can have a look at:

One of the main objective of this site is  “to offer internet wanderers a place of quietness and simplicity on the overcrowded World Wide Web—a blank page for relaxing the restless mind.” Quite a noble goal, huh?


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is
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11 Responses to This Page Intentionally Left Blank

  1. This is a good idea for my next blog post … Not copying your post but actually writing a sentence like this. I love the confusion it might generate.

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  2. ANNUSHKA says:

    Your blog has interesting things to say. Amazed.

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  3. Jack Shalom says:

    It’s common in the US to see outdoor walls covered with posters that say “Post No Bills.” Sort of the same idea…


  4. I recently bought a novel called ‘Sketchbook’ by someone called Daler Rowney. Presumably due to a printing error, every page was blank. Made the plot very difficult to follow.


  5. Garfield Hug says:

    Sorry accidentally sent before finishing. I thought for legal documents it was to bring that clause on one page

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  6. Garfield Hug says:

    Oh so that is what it is for. I thought for legal documents it wa

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