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

#### Unscramble the Blue Letters

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.

#### Open Cloze

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.

#### ngrams of length 2

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

#### Important Words

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