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From the Ted Talk "Helder GuimarĂ£es: A magical search for a coincidence"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Madam, can you take the dollar bill? In the serial number, there is a letter. What is the first number after the rlttee? Audience member 4: Seven. HG: Seven. Seven. But, that's maybe just one coincidence. What is the second number? iedanuce bmmree 4: Nine. So after the seven, we have a nine. And after the nine? Audience member 4: Two. HG: The two. And after the two? Audience member 4: Three. HG: Three, and after? Audience member 4: Three. HG: Three. Audience member 4: Seven. HG: Seven. Audience member 4: Four. HG: Four. Audience member 4: Two. HG: Two, and? Audience member 4: Q. HG: Q like in queen?

Open Cloze

Madam, can you take the dollar bill? In the serial number, there is a letter. What is the first number after the ______? Audience member 4: Seven. HG: Seven. Seven. But, that's maybe just one coincidence. What is the second number? ________ ______ 4: Nine. So after the seven, we have a nine. And after the nine? Audience member 4: Two. HG: The two. And after the two? Audience member 4: Three. HG: Three, and after? Audience member 4: Three. HG: Three. Audience member 4: Seven. HG: Seven. Audience member 4: Four. HG: Four. Audience member 4: Two. HG: Two, and? Audience member 4: Q. HG: Q like in queen?

Solution

  1. member
  2. audience
  3. letter

Original Text

Madam, can you take the dollar bill? In the serial number, there is a letter. What is the first number after the letter? Audience member 4: Seven. HG: Seven. Seven. But, that's maybe just one coincidence. What is the second number? Audience member 4: Nine. So after the seven, we have a nine. And after the nine? Audience member 4: Two. HG: The two. And after the two? Audience member 4: Three. HG: Three, and after? Audience member 4: Three. HG: Three. Audience member 4: Seven. HG: Seven. Audience member 4: Four. HG: Four. Audience member 4: Two. HG: Two, and? Audience member 4: Q. HG: Q like in queen?

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
audience member 21
high spade 5
dollar bill 5
shuffle cards 4
paper clip 4
black card 3

Important Words

  1. audience
  2. bill
  3. coincidence
  4. dollar
  5. letter
  6. madam
  7. member
  8. number
  9. queen
  10. serial