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"From the Ted Talk by Adam Sadowsky: How to engineer a viral music video"

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Okay. So, just some statistics about what we went through in the process. The machine itself has 89 distinct interactions. It took us 85 takes to get it on film to our saotsaifitcn. Of those 85 takes, only three actually successfully coteeplmd their run. We destroyed two pianos and 10 televisions in the process. We went to Home Depot well over a hundred times. (Laughter) And we lost one high-heeled shoe when one of our engineers, Heather Knight, left her high-heeled shoe — after a nice dnnier, and returned back to the build — and left it in a pile of stuff. And another engineer thughot, "Well, that would be a really good thing to use" and ended up using it as a really nice tierggr. And it's actually in the miachne.

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Okay. So, just some statistics about what we went through in the process. The machine itself has 89 distinct interactions. It took us 85 takes to get it on film to our ____________. Of those 85 takes, only three actually successfully _________ their run. We destroyed two pianos and 10 televisions in the process. We went to Home Depot well over a hundred times. (Laughter) And we lost one high-heeled shoe when one of our engineers, Heather Knight, left her high-heeled shoe — after a nice ______, and returned back to the build — and left it in a pile of stuff. And another engineer _______, "Well, that would be a really good thing to use" and ended up using it as a really nice _______. And it's actually in the _______.

Solution

  1. satisfaction
  2. completed
  3. machine
  4. dinner
  5. trigger
  6. thought

Original Text

Okay. So, just some statistics about what we went through in the process. The machine itself has 89 distinct interactions. It took us 85 takes to get it on film to our satisfaction. Of those 85 takes, only three actually successfully completed their run. We destroyed two pianos and 10 televisions in the process. We went to Home Depot well over a hundred times. (Laughter) And we lost one high-heeled shoe when one of our engineers, Heather Knight, left her high-heeled shoe — after a nice dinner, and returned back to the build — and left it in a pile of stuff. And another engineer thought, "Well, that would be a really good thing to use" and ended up using it as a really nice trigger. And it's actually in the machine.

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Important Words

  1. build
  2. completed
  3. depot
  4. destroyed
  5. dinner
  6. distinct
  7. ended
  8. engineer
  9. engineers
  10. film
  11. good
  12. heather
  13. home
  14. interactions
  15. knight
  16. laughter
  17. left
  18. lost
  19. machine
  20. nice
  21. pianos
  22. pile
  23. process
  24. returned
  25. run
  26. satisfaction
  27. shoe
  28. statistics
  29. stuff
  30. successfully
  31. takes
  32. televisions
  33. thought
  34. times
  35. trigger