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From the Ted Talk by Adam Grosser: A mobile fridge for vaccines

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This crazy Canadian nmaed peowl Crosley cieoelzircmmad this thing called the IcyBall, in 1928. It was a really neat idea, and I'll get to why it didn't work, but here's how it wrkos. There's two spheres and they're separated in dtcsinae. One has a working fluid, water and ammonia, and the other is a condenser. You heat up one side, the hot side. The ammonia earoeavpts and it recondenses in the other side. You let it cool to room temperature, and then, as the ammonia reevaporates and cinembos with the water back on the erstwhile hot side, it creates a powerful cooling effect. So it was a great idea that didn't work at all. They blew up.

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This crazy Canadian _____ _____ Crosley ______________ this thing called the IcyBall, in 1928. It was a really neat idea, and I'll get to why it didn't work, but here's how it _____. There's two spheres and they're separated in ________. One has a working fluid, water and ammonia, and the other is a condenser. You heat up one side, the hot side. The ammonia __________ and it recondenses in the other side. You let it cool to room temperature, and then, as the ammonia reevaporates and ________ with the water back on the erstwhile hot side, it creates a powerful cooling effect. So it was a great idea that didn't work at all. They blew up.

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  2. combines
  3. powel
  4. evaporates
  5. named
  6. commercialized
  7. distance

Original Text

This crazy Canadian named Powel Crosley commercialized this thing called the IcyBall, in 1928. It was a really neat idea, and I'll get to why it didn't work, but here's how it works. There's two spheres and they're separated in distance. One has a working fluid, water and ammonia, and the other is a condenser. You heat up one side, the hot side. The ammonia evaporates and it recondenses in the other side. You let it cool to room temperature, and then, as the ammonia reevaporates and combines with the water back on the erstwhile hot side, it creates a powerful cooling effect. So it was a great idea that didn't work at all. They blew up.

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