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From the Ted Talk by Theo Jansen: My creations, a new form of life

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So, the proportion of the tubes in this animal is very important for the walking. There are 11 numbers, which I call The 11 Holy nrembus. These are the dcisneats of the tubes which make it walk that way. In fact, it's a new invention of the wheel. It works the same as a wheel. The axis of a wheel satys on the same level, and this hip is staying on the same level as well. In fact, this is better than a wheel, because when you try to dvrie your bicycle on the beach, you will notice it's very hard to do. And the feet just step over the sand, and the wheel has to touch every pecie of the guonrd in-between. So 5,000 years after the invention of the wheel, we have a new wheel. I will show you, in the next video — can you start it, please? — that very heavy loads can be moevd. There's a guy phsnuig there, behind, but it can also walk on the wind very well. It's 3.2 tons.

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So, the proportion of the tubes in this animal is very important for the walking. There are 11 numbers, which I call The 11 Holy _______. These are the _________ of the tubes which make it walk that way. In fact, it's a new invention of the wheel. It works the same as a wheel. The axis of a wheel _____ on the same level, and this hip is staying on the same level as well. In fact, this is better than a wheel, because when you try to _____ your bicycle on the beach, you will notice it's very hard to do. And the feet just step over the sand, and the wheel has to touch every _____ of the ______ in-between. So 5,000 years after the invention of the wheel, we have a new wheel. I will show you, in the next video — can you start it, please? — that very heavy loads can be _____. There's a guy _______ there, behind, but it can also walk on the wind very well. It's 3.2 tons.

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  3. moved
  4. drive
  5. ground
  6. pushing
  7. distances
  8. stays

Original Text

So, the proportion of the tubes in this animal is very important for the walking. There are 11 numbers, which I call The 11 Holy Numbers. These are the distances of the tubes which make it walk that way. In fact, it's a new invention of the wheel. It works the same as a wheel. The axis of a wheel stays on the same level, and this hip is staying on the same level as well. In fact, this is better than a wheel, because when you try to drive your bicycle on the beach, you will notice it's very hard to do. And the feet just step over the sand, and the wheel has to touch every piece of the ground in-between. So 5,000 years after the invention of the wheel, we have a new wheel. I will show you, in the next video — can you start it, please? — that very heavy loads can be moved. There's a guy pushing there, behind, but it can also walk on the wind very well. It's 3.2 tons.

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