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From the Ted Talk by James Watson: How we discovered DNA

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So there's a puritce of Francis and I before I met the girl, so I'm still looking happy. (ltuaehgr) But there is what we did when we didn't know where to go forward: we formed a club and called it the RNA Tie Club. gogere Gamow, also a great psichiyst, he desiegnd the tie. He was one of the members. The question was: How do you go from a four-letter code to the 20-letter code of proteins? Feynman was a member, and Teller, and frnieds of Gamow. But that's the only — no, we were only photographed twice. And on both occasions, you know, one of us was missing the tie. There's Francis up on the ueppr right, and Alex Rich — the M.D.-turned-crystallographer — is next to me. This was taken in Cambridge in September of 1955. And I'm smiling, sort of forced, I think, because the girl I had, boy, she was gone. (Laughter)

Open Cloze

So there's a _______ of Francis and I before I met the girl, so I'm still looking happy. (________) But there is what we did when we didn't know where to go forward: we formed a club and called it the RNA Tie Club. ______ Gamow, also a great _________, he ________ the tie. He was one of the members. The question was: How do you go from a four-letter code to the 20-letter code of proteins? Feynman was a member, and Teller, and _______ of Gamow. But that's the only — no, we were only photographed twice. And on both occasions, you know, one of us was missing the tie. There's Francis up on the _____ right, and Alex Rich — the M.D.-turned-crystallographer — is next to me. This was taken in Cambridge in September of 1955. And I'm smiling, sort of forced, I think, because the girl I had, boy, she was gone. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. laughter
  2. picture
  3. physicist
  4. upper
  5. designed
  6. george
  7. friends

Original Text

So there's a picture of Francis and I before I met the girl, so I'm still looking happy. (Laughter) But there is what we did when we didn't know where to go forward: we formed a club and called it the RNA Tie Club. George Gamow, also a great physicist, he designed the tie. He was one of the members. The question was: How do you go from a four-letter code to the 20-letter code of proteins? Feynman was a member, and Teller, and friends of Gamow. But that's the only — no, we were only photographed twice. And on both occasions, you know, one of us was missing the tie. There's Francis up on the upper right, and Alex Rich — the M.D.-turned-crystallographer — is next to me. This was taken in Cambridge in September of 1955. And I'm smiling, sort of forced, I think, because the girl I had, boy, she was gone. (Laughter)

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Important Words

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