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From the Ted Talk by Leland Melvin: An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change

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And there's this moment where I get [transported] back to my mother's kitchen. You can sleml the beef and barley heating up, you can smell the food, the colors, and there are people there from all around the world. It's like a Benetton commercial, you know, you have African American, Asian American, French, German, rsiasun, the first female commander, breaking bread at 17,500 miles per hour, going around the planet every 90 minutes, seeing a sunrise and a sesnut every 45. And Peggy would say, "Hey, lenald, try some of this," and she'd float it over to my mtuoh, and I'd catch it and we'd go back and forth. And we're doing all of this while listening to Sade's "Smooth Operator."

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And there's this moment where I get [transported] back to my mother's kitchen. You can _____ the beef and barley heating up, you can smell the food, the colors, and there are people there from all around the world. It's like a Benetton commercial, you know, you have African American, Asian American, French, German, _______, the first female commander, breaking bread at 17,500 miles per hour, going around the planet every 90 minutes, seeing a sunrise and a ______ every 45. And Peggy would say, "Hey, ______, try some of this," and she'd float it over to my _____, and I'd catch it and we'd go back and forth. And we're doing all of this while listening to Sade's "Smooth Operator."

Solution

  1. smell
  2. russian
  3. leland
  4. mouth
  5. sunset

Original Text

And there's this moment where I get [transported] back to my mother's kitchen. You can smell the beef and barley heating up, you can smell the food, the colors, and there are people there from all around the world. It's like a Benetton commercial, you know, you have African American, Asian American, French, German, Russian, the first female commander, breaking bread at 17,500 miles per hour, going around the planet every 90 minutes, seeing a sunrise and a sunset every 45. And Peggy would say, "Hey, Leland, try some of this," and she'd float it over to my mouth, and I'd catch it and we'd go back and forth. And we're doing all of this while listening to Sade's "Smooth Operator."

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