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From the Ted Talk by Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?

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So what's the connection? Again, we're talking about outliers; there's got to be some kind of cause and effect. Well, there are teams of scientists at _______ and the University of Utah that are bending their brains and trying to figure out what the Tarahumara have known forever. They're trying to solve those same _____ of mysteries. And once again, a mystery wrapped inside of a _______ — perhaps the key to _______ Tulu and the Tarahumara is wrapped in three other mysteries, which go like this: Three things — if you have the ______, come up and take the microphone, because nobody else knows the answer. If you know it, you're smarter than anybody on planet Earth.

Solution

  1. kinds
  2. harvard
  3. answer
  4. mystery
  5. derartu

Original Text

So what's the connection? Again, we're talking about outliers; there's got to be some kind of cause and effect. Well, there are teams of scientists at Harvard and the University of Utah that are bending their brains and trying to figure out what the Tarahumara have known forever. They're trying to solve those same kinds of mysteries. And once again, a mystery wrapped inside of a mystery — perhaps the key to Derartu Tulu and the Tarahumara is wrapped in three other mysteries, which go like this: Three things — if you have the answer, come up and take the microphone, because nobody else knows the answer. If you know it, you're smarter than anybody on planet Earth.

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Important Words

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