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From the Ted Talk by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.

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MK: Well not only was she still in the hospital, on the third day of that flight, literally while I was rodvezninsueg with the space station, and you've got two vehicles moving at 17,500 miles an hour, I'm actually flying it, looking out the window, a bunch of computers, Gabby was in barin surgery, literally at that time having the final surgery to replace the piece of skull that they took out on the day she was injured with a pteihrotsc, yeah, which is the whole side of her head. Now if any of you guys would ever come to our house in Tucson for the first time, Gabby would usually go up to the feeezrr and pull out the piece of tarewrppue that has the real sklul. (Laughter)

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MK: Well not only was she still in the hospital, on the third day of that flight, literally while I was _____________ with the space station, and you've got two vehicles moving at 17,500 miles an hour, I'm actually flying it, looking out the window, a bunch of computers, Gabby was in _____ surgery, literally at that time having the final surgery to replace the piece of skull that they took out on the day she was injured with a __________, yeah, which is the whole side of her head. Now if any of you guys would ever come to our house in Tucson for the first time, Gabby would usually go up to the _______ and pull out the piece of __________ that has the real _____. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. rendezvousing
  2. brain
  3. freezer
  4. prosthetic
  5. skull
  6. tupperware

Original Text

MK: Well not only was she still in the hospital, on the third day of that flight, literally while I was rendezvousing with the space station, and you've got two vehicles moving at 17,500 miles an hour, I'm actually flying it, looking out the window, a bunch of computers, Gabby was in brain surgery, literally at that time having the final surgery to replace the piece of skull that they took out on the day she was injured with a prosthetic, yeah, which is the whole side of her head. Now if any of you guys would ever come to our house in Tucson for the first time, Gabby would usually go up to the freezer and pull out the piece of Tupperware that has the real skull. (Laughter)

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