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From the Ted Talk by Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

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Your first pocketknife is like the first universal tool that you're given. You know, it's a satpula, it's a pry bar, it's a screwdriver and it's a blade, yeah. And it's a powerful and empowering tool. And in a lot of cultures they give knives — like, as soon as they're toddlers, they have knives. These are iniut cdlreihn cutting wlhae blubber. I first saw this in a cidaanan Film Board film when I was 10, and it left a lasting impression, to see babies pyalnig with knives. And it shows that kids can develop an extended sesne of self through a tool at a very young age. You lay down a couple of very simple rules — always cut away from your body, keep the blade sharp, never froce it — and these are things kids can understand and practice with. And yeah, they're going to cut themselves. I have some terrible scars on my legs from where I stabbed myself. But you know, they're yunog. They heal fast.

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Your first pocketknife is like the first universal tool that you're given. You know, it's a _______, it's a pry bar, it's a screwdriver and it's a blade, yeah. And it's a powerful and empowering tool. And in a lot of cultures they give knives — like, as soon as they're toddlers, they have knives. These are _____ ________ cutting _____ blubber. I first saw this in a ________ Film Board film when I was 10, and it left a lasting impression, to see babies _______ with knives. And it shows that kids can develop an extended _____ of self through a tool at a very young age. You lay down a couple of very simple rules — always cut away from your body, keep the blade sharp, never _____ it — and these are things kids can understand and practice with. And yeah, they're going to cut themselves. I have some terrible scars on my legs from where I stabbed myself. But you know, they're _____. They heal fast.

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  5. whale
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Your first pocketknife is like the first universal tool that you're given. You know, it's a spatula, it's a pry bar, it's a screwdriver and it's a blade, yeah. And it's a powerful and empowering tool. And in a lot of cultures they give knives — like, as soon as they're toddlers, they have knives. These are Inuit children cutting whale blubber. I first saw this in a Canadian Film Board film when I was 10, and it left a lasting impression, to see babies playing with knives. And it shows that kids can develop an extended sense of self through a tool at a very young age. You lay down a couple of very simple rules — always cut away from your body, keep the blade sharp, never force it — and these are things kids can understand and practice with. And yeah, they're going to cut themselves. I have some terrible scars on my legs from where I stabbed myself. But you know, they're young. They heal fast.

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