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From the Ted Talk "Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really."

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I was told about 10 years ago that this would never happen, that this was close to espbosimil. And I can only tell you that as a scientist, I grew up in southern Brazil in the mid-'60s watching a few crazy guys telling [us] that they would go to the Moon. And I was five saeyr old, and I never understood why NASA didn't hire Captain irkk and opcsk to do the job; after all, they were very proficient — but just seeing that as a kid made me believe, as my grandmother used to tell me, that "impossible is just the possible that someone has not put in enough effort to make it come true."

Open Cloze

So I was told about 10 years ago that this would never happen, that this was close to __________. And I can only tell you that as a scientist, I grew up in southern Brazil in the mid-'60s watching a few crazy guys telling [us] that they would go to the Moon. And I was five _____ old, and I never understood why NASA didn't hire Captain ____ and _____ to do the job; after all, they were very proficient — but just seeing that as a kid made me believe, as my grandmother used to tell me, that "impossible is just the possible that someone has not put in enough effort to make it come true."

Solution

  1. kirk
  2. spock
  3. impossible
  4. years

Original Text

So I was told about 10 years ago that this would never happen, that this was close to impossible. And I can only tell you that as a scientist, I grew up in southern Brazil in the mid-'60s watching a few crazy guys telling [us] that they would go to the Moon. And I was five years old, and I never understood why NASA didn't hire Captain Kirk and Spock to do the job; after all, they were very proficient — but just seeing that as a kid made me believe, as my grandmother used to tell me, that "impossible is just the possible that someone has not put in enough effort to make it come true."

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
brain activity 6
orange juice 5
brain machine 4
robotic device 3
robotic arm 3
artificial device 3

Important Words

  1. brazil
  2. captain
  3. close
  4. crazy
  5. effort
  6. grandmother
  7. grew
  8. guys
  9. happen
  10. hire
  11. impossible
  12. kid
  13. kirk
  14. moon
  15. nasa
  16. proficient
  17. put
  18. scientist
  19. southern
  20. spock
  21. telling
  22. told
  23. true
  24. understood
  25. watching
  26. years