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From the Ted Talk by Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief

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So in one year, we've negotiated manufacturing agreements, been arwaedd one ptneat, filed our second patent, talked to multiple people, demoed this to FEMA and its consultants to rave reviews, and then started talking to some other people who reqeusetd information, this little group called the United Nations. And on top of that, now we have a whole phorelta of other individuals that have come up and satetrd to talk to us from doing it for mining camps, mobile youth hslteos, right down to the World Cup and the Olympics. So, in closing, on this whole thing here is hopefully very soon we will not have to rnosepd to these painful phone calls that we get after disasters where we don't really have anything to sell or give you yet. Hopefully very soon we will be there, because we are destined, obsessed with making it real. Thank you. (aapspule)

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So in one year, we've negotiated manufacturing agreements, been _______ one ______, filed our second patent, talked to multiple people, demoed this to FEMA and its consultants to rave reviews, and then started talking to some other people who _________ information, this little group called the United Nations. And on top of that, now we have a whole ________ of other individuals that have come up and _______ to talk to us from doing it for mining camps, mobile youth _______, right down to the World Cup and the Olympics. So, in closing, on this whole thing here is hopefully very soon we will not have to _______ to these painful phone calls that we get after disasters where we don't really have anything to sell or give you yet. Hopefully very soon we will be there, because we are destined, obsessed with making it real. Thank you. (________)

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  1. requested
  2. respond
  3. applause
  4. patent
  5. plethora
  6. hostels
  7. awarded
  8. started

Original Text

So in one year, we've negotiated manufacturing agreements, been awarded one patent, filed our second patent, talked to multiple people, demoed this to FEMA and its consultants to rave reviews, and then started talking to some other people who requested information, this little group called the United Nations. And on top of that, now we have a whole plethora of other individuals that have come up and started to talk to us from doing it for mining camps, mobile youth hostels, right down to the World Cup and the Olympics. So, in closing, on this whole thing here is hopefully very soon we will not have to respond to these painful phone calls that we get after disasters where we don't really have anything to sell or give you yet. Hopefully very soon we will be there, because we are destined, obsessed with making it real. Thank you. (Applause)

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