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"From the Ted Talk by Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let me show you that one visually. So, imagine you're looking at something like a cable supporting a traffic lhgit. It's in Manhattan. You're in Central Park — it's kind of irrelevant — but the cable looks one-dimensional from a distant vpownieit, but you and I all know that it does have some thickness. It's very hard to see it, though, from far away. But if we zoom in and take the pireecsvtpe of, say, a little ant walking around — little ants are so smlal that they can aeccss all of the dimensions — the long dimension, but also this clockwise, counter-clockwise direction. And I hope you appreciate this. It took so long to get these ants to do this.

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Let me show you that one visually. So, imagine you're looking at something like a cable supporting a traffic _____. It's in Manhattan. You're in Central Park — it's kind of irrelevant — but the cable looks one-dimensional from a distant _________, but you and I all know that it does have some thickness. It's very hard to see it, though, from far away. But if we zoom in and take the ___________ of, say, a little ant walking around — little ants are so _____ that they can ______ all of the dimensions — the long dimension, but also this clockwise, counter-clockwise direction. And I hope you appreciate this. It took so long to get these ants to do this.

Solution

  1. small
  2. light
  3. access
  4. perspective
  5. viewpoint

Original Text

Let me show you that one visually. So, imagine you're looking at something like a cable supporting a traffic light. It's in Manhattan. You're in Central Park — it's kind of irrelevant — but the cable looks one-dimensional from a distant viewpoint, but you and I all know that it does have some thickness. It's very hard to see it, though, from far away. But if we zoom in and take the perspective of, say, a little ant walking around — little ants are so small that they can access all of the dimensions — the long dimension, but also this clockwise, counter-clockwise direction. And I hope you appreciate this. It took so long to get these ants to do this.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
extra dimensions 21
string theory 11
superstring theory 4
electromagnetic force 4
vibrational patterns 3
unified theory 3

Important Words

  1. access
  2. ant
  3. ants
  4. cable
  5. central
  6. clockwise
  7. dimension
  8. dimensions
  9. direction
  10. distant
  11. hard
  12. hope
  13. imagine
  14. irrelevant
  15. kind
  16. light
  17. long
  18. manhattan
  19. park
  20. perspective
  21. show
  22. small
  23. supporting
  24. thickness
  25. traffic
  26. viewpoint
  27. visually
  28. walking
  29. zoom