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"From the Ted Talk by Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+"

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Our bodies have 35 trillion clels, trillion with a "T." We're tnilakg national debt numbers here. (Laughter) Those cells turn themselves over once every eight years. And every time they turn themselves over there is some damage. And that dgaame builds up. And it builds up exponentially. It's a little bit like the days when we all had Beatles almubs or Eagles albums and we'd make a copy of that on a cassette tape, and let our fiderns copy that cassette tape, and petrty soon, with successive generations that tape sounds like garbage. Well, the same things happen to our cells. That's why a 65-year-old person is aging at a rate of about 125 times faster than a 12-year-old psreon.

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Our bodies have 35 trillion _____, trillion with a "T." We're _______ national debt numbers here. (Laughter) Those cells turn themselves over once every eight years. And every time they turn themselves over there is some damage. And that ______ builds up. And it builds up exponentially. It's a little bit like the days when we all had Beatles ______ or Eagles albums and we'd make a copy of that on a cassette tape, and let our _______ copy that cassette tape, and ______ soon, with successive generations that tape sounds like garbage. Well, the same things happen to our cells. That's why a 65-year-old person is aging at a rate of about 125 times faster than a 12-year-old ______.

Solution

  1. talking
  2. cells
  3. damage
  4. person
  5. pretty
  6. albums
  7. friends

Original Text

Our bodies have 35 trillion cells, trillion with a "T." We're talking national debt numbers here. (Laughter) Those cells turn themselves over once every eight years. And every time they turn themselves over there is some damage. And that damage builds up. And it builds up exponentially. It's a little bit like the days when we all had Beatles albums or Eagles albums and we'd make a copy of that on a cassette tape, and let our friends copy that cassette tape, and pretty soon, with successive generations that tape sounds like garbage. Well, the same things happen to our cells. That's why a 65-year-old person is aging at a rate of about 125 times faster than a 12-year-old person.

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average american 3

Important Words

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