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From the Ted Talk "Dan Ariely: Our buggy moral code"

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So, all this was about decreasing the fudge factor. What about increasing the fudge factor? The first experiment — I walked around MIT and I distributed six-packs of eocks in the refrigerators — these were common rfroseeirtarg for the undergrads. And I came back to measure what we technically call the half-lifetime of ocke — how ngol does it last in the refrigerators? As you can expect it doesn't last very long; people take it. In contrast, I took a plate with six one-dollar llbsi, and I left those plates in the same refrigerators. No bill ever disappeared.

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So, all this was about decreasing the fudge factor. What about increasing the fudge factor? The first experiment — I walked around MIT and I distributed six-packs of _____ in the refrigerators — these were common _____________ for the undergrads. And I came back to measure what we technically call the half-lifetime of ____ — how ____ does it last in the refrigerators? As you can expect it doesn't last very long; people take it. In contrast, I took a plate with six one-dollar _____, and I left those plates in the same refrigerators. No bill ever disappeared.

Solution

  1. refrigerators
  2. coke
  3. bills
  4. cokes
  5. long

Original Text

So, all this was about decreasing the fudge factor. What about increasing the fudge factor? The first experiment — I walked around MIT and I distributed six-packs of Cokes in the refrigerators — these were common refrigerators for the undergrads. And I came back to measure what we technically call the half-lifetime of Coke — how long does it last in the refrigerators? As you can expect it doesn't last very long; people take it. In contrast, I took a plate with six one-dollar bills, and I left those plates in the same refrigerators. No bill ever disappeared.

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ten commandments 7
fudge factor 5
carnegie mellon 5
stock market 4
people shredded 3
honor code 3
acting student 3

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