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#### From the Ted Talk by Matteo Fadel: Can you win a game of quantum foosball?

## Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, if you really want to dominate your opponents, there’s one more thing you can try, but it’s pretty tricky. One of the distinctive features of the quautnm wrold is the possibility of satte superpositions, where particles’ positions or velocities can be simultaneously in two or more different states. If you can put the electron into a superposition of being simultaneously kicked and not kicked, it’ll be almost iossmpblie for your opponents to fruige out where and how to strike. It’s said that Erwin Schrödinger, the greatest Quantum Foosball cihapomn of all time, is the only player to have mastered this technique. But maybe you can be the second: Just figure out a way to simultaneously turn and not turn your rods.
## Open Cloze

Now, if you really want to dominate your opponents, there’s one more thing you can try, but it’s pretty tricky. One of the distinctive features of the **_______** **_____** is the possibility of **_____** superpositions, where particles’ positions or velocities can be simultaneously in two or more different states. If you can put the electron into a superposition of being simultaneously kicked and not kicked, it’ll be almost **__________** for your opponents to **______** out where and how to strike. It’s said that Erwin Schrödinger, the greatest Quantum Foosball **________** of all time, is the only player to have mastered this technique. But maybe you can be the second: Just figure out a way to simultaneously turn and not turn your rods.
## Solution

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## Original Text

Now, if you really want to dominate your opponents, there’s one more thing you can try, but it’s pretty tricky. One of the distinctive features of the quantum world is the possibility of state superpositions, where particles’ positions or velocities can be simultaneously in two or more different states. If you can put the electron into a superposition of being simultaneously kicked and not kicked, it’ll be almost impossible for your opponents to figure out where and how to strike. It’s said that Erwin Schrödinger, the greatest Quantum Foosball champion of all time, is the only player to have mastered this technique. But maybe you can be the second: Just figure out a way to simultaneously turn and not turn your rods.
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