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"From the Ted Talk by Christoph Adami: Finding life we can't imagine"

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But I'm going to tell you about something else toady. I'm going to tell you about how I lerenad something about life. And I was actually a rocket scientist. I wasn't really a rocket scientist, but I was working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in sunny California, where it's warm; whereas now I am in the mid-West, and it's cold. But it was an exciting experience. One day, a NASA meanagr comes into my ofifce, sits down and says, "Can you please tell us, how do we look for life outside eatrh?" And that came as a surprise to me, because I was actually hired to work on quantum computation. Yet, I had a very good answer. I said, "I have no idea."

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But I'm going to tell you about something else _____. I'm going to tell you about how I _______ something about life. And I was actually a rocket scientist. I wasn't really a rocket scientist, but I was working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in sunny California, where it's warm; whereas now I am in the mid-West, and it's cold. But it was an exciting experience. One day, a NASA _______ comes into my ______, sits down and says, "Can you please tell us, how do we look for life outside _____?" And that came as a surprise to me, because I was actually hired to work on quantum computation. Yet, I had a very good answer. I said, "I have no idea."

Solution

  1. earth
  2. manager
  3. today
  4. learned
  5. office

Original Text

But I'm going to tell you about something else today. I'm going to tell you about how I learned something about life. And I was actually a rocket scientist. I wasn't really a rocket scientist, but I was working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in sunny California, where it's warm; whereas now I am in the mid-West, and it's cold. But it was an exciting experience. One day, a NASA manager comes into my office, sits down and says, "Can you please tell us, how do we look for life outside Earth?" And that came as a surprise to me, because I was actually hired to work on quantum computation. Yet, I had a very good answer. I said, "I have no idea."

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Important Words

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