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From the Ted Talk by Adam Garone: Healthier men, one moustache at a time

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Then in early 2007, a really interesting thing henpaped. We had Mo Bros from Canada, from the U.S., and from the U.K. emailing us and calling us and saying, hey, there's nothing for prostate cancer. Bring this campaign to these countries. So we thought, why not? Let's do it. So I cold-called the CEO of pstratoe Cancer Canada, and I said to him, "I have this most amazing concept." (Laughter) "It's going to transform your otiograzainn. I don't want to tell you about it now, but will you meet with me if I fly all the way to Toronto?" So I flew here, met down on Front Street East, and we sat in the boardroom, and I said, "Right, here's my vision of getting men ginwrog mustaches all across cadana raising awareness and funds for your organization." And he looked at me and laughed and said, "Adam, suonds like a really novel idea, but we're an ultraconservative organization." (Laughter) I've hraed this before. I know how it goes. But he said, "We will partner with you, but we're not going to invest in it. You need to figure a way to bring this cigmaapn across here and make it work."

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Then in early 2007, a really interesting thing ________. We had Mo Bros from Canada, from the U.S., and from the U.K. emailing us and calling us and saying, hey, there's nothing for prostate cancer. Bring this campaign to these countries. So we thought, why not? Let's do it. So I cold-called the CEO of ________ Cancer Canada, and I said to him, "I have this most amazing concept." (Laughter) "It's going to transform your ____________. I don't want to tell you about it now, but will you meet with me if I fly all the way to Toronto?" So I flew here, met down on Front Street East, and we sat in the boardroom, and I said, "Right, here's my vision of getting men _______ mustaches all across ______ raising awareness and funds for your organization." And he looked at me and laughed and said, "Adam, ______ like a really novel idea, but we're an ultraconservative organization." (Laughter) I've _____ this before. I know how it goes. But he said, "We will partner with you, but we're not going to invest in it. You need to figure a way to bring this ________ across here and make it work."

Solution

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  4. prostate
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  8. happened

Original Text

Then in early 2007, a really interesting thing happened. We had Mo Bros from Canada, from the U.S., and from the U.K. emailing us and calling us and saying, hey, there's nothing for prostate cancer. Bring this campaign to these countries. So we thought, why not? Let's do it. So I cold-called the CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada, and I said to him, "I have this most amazing concept." (Laughter) "It's going to transform your organization. I don't want to tell you about it now, but will you meet with me if I fly all the way to Toronto?" So I flew here, met down on Front Street East, and we sat in the boardroom, and I said, "Right, here's my vision of getting men growing mustaches all across Canada raising awareness and funds for your organization." And he looked at me and laughed and said, "Adam, sounds like a really novel idea, but we're an ultraconservative organization." (Laughter) I've heard this before. I know how it goes. But he said, "We will partner with you, but we're not going to invest in it. You need to figure a way to bring this campaign across here and make it work."

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