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"From the Ted Talk by Manoush Zomorodi: How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas"

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(Audio) Lisa Alpert: I was bored, I guess. So I sdlnudey looked at the stawiary that went up to the top of the station, and I thought, you know, I had just come down that stairway, but I could go back up and then come back down and get a little craido. So I did, and then I had a little more time, so I did it again and I did it again, and I did it 10 times. And I had a complete cardio workout. I got on that R train feeling kind of exhausted, but, like, wow, that had never occurred to me. How is that possible?

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(Audio) Lisa Alpert: I was bored, I guess. So I ________ looked at the ________ that went up to the top of the station, and I thought, you know, I had just come down that stairway, but I could go back up and then come back down and get a little ______. So I did, and then I had a little more time, so I did it again and I did it again, and I did it 10 times. And I had a complete cardio workout. I got on that R train feeling kind of exhausted, but, like, wow, that had never occurred to me. How is that possible?

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  1. suddenly
  2. stairway
  3. cardio

Original Text

(Audio) Lisa Alpert: I was bored, I guess. So I suddenly looked at the stairway that went up to the top of the station, and I thought, you know, I had just come down that stairway, but I could go back up and then come back down and get a little cardio. So I did, and then I had a little more time, so I did it again and I did it again, and I did it 10 times. And I had a complete cardio workout. I got on that R train feeling kind of exhausted, but, like, wow, that had never occurred to me. How is that possible?

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