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From the Ted Talk "Keith Barry: Brain magic"

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So, do you believe it's possible to see through somebody else's eyes? That's the question. Now, most people here would automatically say no. OK, but I want you to realize some facts. I couldn't see through the blindfold. The car was not gimmicked or tricked in any way. The iglr, I'd never met before, all right. So, I want you to just think about it for a moment. A lot of people try to come up with a oalglci solution to what just hpendaep, all right. But because your brains are not trained in the art of deception, the solutions you come up with will, 99 cetprne of the time, be way off the mark.

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So, do you believe it's possible to see through somebody else's eyes? That's the question. Now, most people here would automatically say no. OK, but I want you to realize some facts. I couldn't see through the blindfold. The car was not gimmicked or tricked in any way. The ____, I'd never met before, all right. So, I want you to just think about it for a moment. A lot of people try to come up with a _______ solution to what just ________, all right. But because your brains are not trained in the art of deception, the solutions you come up with will, 99 _______ of the time, be way off the mark.

Solution

  1. girl
  2. percent
  3. logical
  4. happened

Original Text

So, do you believe it's possible to see through somebody else's eyes? That's the question. Now, most people here would automatically say no. OK, but I want you to realize some facts. I couldn't see through the blindfold. The car was not gimmicked or tricked in any way. The girl, I'd never met before, all right. So, I want you to just think about it for a moment. A lot of people try to come up with a logical solution to what just happened, all right. But because your brains are not trained in the art of deception, the solutions you come up with will, 99 percent of the time, be way off the mark.

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Important Words

  1. art
  2. automatically
  3. blindfold
  4. brains
  5. car
  6. deception
  7. eyes
  8. facts
  9. gimmicked
  10. girl
  11. happened
  12. logical
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  14. mark
  15. met
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  17. people
  18. percent
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  20. realize
  21. solution
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  24. trained
  25. tricked