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From the Ted Talk "Adam Savage: My obsession with objects and the stories they tell"

#### Unscramble the Blue Letters

However, I felt like I had looked at enough photos of oodd skulls to actually be able to understand the topology and perhaps replicate it — I mean, it couldn't be that difficult. So, I started looking at the best psotho I could find. I grabbed all the reference, and I found this lovely piece of reference. This is someone selling this on eBay; it was clearly a woman’s nhda, hopefully a woman's hand. Assuming it was roughly the isze of my wife's hand, I made some emnsusmteear of her uhtbm, and I scaled them out to the size of the skull. I blew it up to the actual size, and I began using that, along with all the other reference that I had, comparing it to it as size reference for figuring out exactly how big the beak should be, exactly how long, etc.

#### Open Cloze

However, I felt like I had looked at enough photos of ____ skulls to actually be able to understand the topology and perhaps replicate it — I mean, it couldn't be that difficult. So, I started looking at the best ______ I could find. I grabbed all the reference, and I found this lovely piece of reference. This is someone selling this on eBay; it was clearly a woman’s ____, hopefully a woman's hand. Assuming it was roughly the ____ of my wife's hand, I made some ____________ of her _____, and I scaled them out to the size of the skull. I blew it up to the actual size, and I began using that, along with all the other reference that I had, comparing it to it as size reference for figuring out exactly how big the beak should be, exactly how long, etc.

#### Solution

1. thumb
2. measurements
3. dodo
4. hand
5. photos
6. size

#### Original Text

However, I felt like I had looked at enough photos of dodo skulls to actually be able to understand the topology and perhaps replicate it — I mean, it couldn't be that difficult. So, I started looking at the best photos I could find. I grabbed all the reference, and I found this lovely piece of reference. This is someone selling this on eBay; it was clearly a woman’s hand, hopefully a woman's hand. Assuming it was roughly the size of my wife's hand, I made some measurements of her thumb, and I scaled them out to the size of the skull. I blew it up to the actual size, and I began using that, along with all the other reference that I had, comparing it to it as size reference for figuring out exactly how big the beak should be, exactly how long, etc.

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collocation frequency
maltese falcon 13
dodo skeleton 6
star wars 3
fred sexton 3
dodo skull 3
creative projects 3

#### Important Words

1. actual
2. assuming
3. beak
4. began
5. big
6. blew
7. comparing
8. difficult
9. dodo
10. felt
11. figuring
12. find
13. grabbed
14. hand
15. long
16. looked
17. lovely
18. measurements
19. photos
20. piece
21. reference
22. replicate
23. roughly
24. scaled
25. selling
26. size
27. skull
28. skulls
29. started
30. thumb
31. topology
32. understand