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From the Ted Talk by Caroline Casey: Looking past limits

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And you know, how on earth did I get to 17 and not know that? Well, if anybody says cutrony music isn't powerful, let me tell you this: I got there because my father's possian for Johnny Cash and a song, "A Boy Named Sue." I'm the eldest of three. I was born in 1971. And very shortly after my bitrh, my parents found out I had a conoditin called ocular aisbnilm. And what the hell does that mean to you? So let me just tell you, the great part of all of this? I can't see this clock and I can't see the tinimg, so holy God, woohoo! (Laughter) I might buy some more time. But more importantly, let me tell you — I'm going to come up really close here. Don't freak out, Pat. Hey. See this hand? Beyond this hand is a world of vnaelsie. Every man in this room, even you, Steve, is George cnoleoy. (Laughter) And every woman, you are so btaiuufel. And when I want to look beautiful, I step three feet away from the mirror, and I don't have to see these lines etched in my face from all the squinting I've done all my life from all the dark lights.

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And you know, how on earth did I get to 17 and not know that? Well, if anybody says _______ music isn't powerful, let me tell you this: I got there because my father's _______ for Johnny Cash and a song, "A Boy Named Sue." I'm the eldest of three. I was born in 1971. And very shortly after my _____, my parents found out I had a _________ called ocular ________. And what the hell does that mean to you? So let me just tell you, the great part of all of this? I can't see this clock and I can't see the ______, so holy God, woohoo! (Laughter) I might buy some more time. But more importantly, let me tell you — I'm going to come up really close here. Don't freak out, Pat. Hey. See this hand? Beyond this hand is a world of ________. Every man in this room, even you, Steve, is George _______. (Laughter) And every woman, you are so _________. And when I want to look beautiful, I step three feet away from the mirror, and I don't have to see these lines etched in my face from all the squinting I've done all my life from all the dark lights.

Solution

  1. albinism
  2. birth
  3. condition
  4. clooney
  5. beautiful
  6. vaseline
  7. timing
  8. country
  9. passion

Original Text

And you know, how on earth did I get to 17 and not know that? Well, if anybody says country music isn't powerful, let me tell you this: I got there because my father's passion for Johnny Cash and a song, "A Boy Named Sue." I'm the eldest of three. I was born in 1971. And very shortly after my birth, my parents found out I had a condition called ocular albinism. And what the hell does that mean to you? So let me just tell you, the great part of all of this? I can't see this clock and I can't see the timing, so holy God, woohoo! (Laughter) I might buy some more time. But more importantly, let me tell you — I'm going to come up really close here. Don't freak out, Pat. Hey. See this hand? Beyond this hand is a world of Vaseline. Every man in this room, even you, Steve, is George Clooney. (Laughter) And every woman, you are so beautiful. And when I want to look beautiful, I step three feet away from the mirror, and I don't have to see these lines etched in my face from all the squinting I've done all my life from all the dark lights.

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Important Words

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