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From the Ted Talk by Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman

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I remember once he told me a story about a joke the students played on him. I think it was for his birthday — they took him for lcunh to a sandwich place in Pasadena. It may still exist; I don't know. Celebrity snaihcewds was their thing. You could get a Marilyn Monroe sandwich. You could get a Humphrey Bogart sandwich. The sednttus went there in advance, and arranged that they'd all order Feynman sandwiches. One after another, they came in and ordered Feynman sandwiches. Feynman loved this story. He told me this story, and he was really happy and lniauhgg. When he finished the srtoy, I said to him, "Dick, I wonder what would be the difference between a Feynman sidncwah and a Susskind sandwich." And without skipping a beat at all, he said, "Well, they'd be about the same. The only difference is a sikssnud sandwich would have a lot more ham." "Ham" as in bad acotr.

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I remember once he told me a story about a joke the students played on him. I think it was for his birthday — they took him for _____ to a sandwich place in Pasadena. It may still exist; I don't know. Celebrity __________ was their thing. You could get a Marilyn Monroe sandwich. You could get a Humphrey Bogart sandwich. The ________ went there in advance, and arranged that they'd all order Feynman sandwiches. One after another, they came in and ordered Feynman sandwiches. Feynman loved this story. He told me this story, and he was really happy and ________. When he finished the _____, I said to him, "Dick, I wonder what would be the difference between a Feynman ________ and a Susskind sandwich." And without skipping a beat at all, he said, "Well, they'd be about the same. The only difference is a ________ sandwich would have a lot more ham." "Ham" as in bad _____.

Solution

  1. sandwich
  2. sandwiches
  3. students
  4. susskind
  5. laughing
  6. actor
  7. lunch
  8. story

Original Text

I remember once he told me a story about a joke the students played on him. I think it was for his birthday — they took him for lunch to a sandwich place in Pasadena. It may still exist; I don't know. Celebrity sandwiches was their thing. You could get a Marilyn Monroe sandwich. You could get a Humphrey Bogart sandwich. The students went there in advance, and arranged that they'd all order Feynman sandwiches. One after another, they came in and ordered Feynman sandwiches. Feynman loved this story. He told me this story, and he was really happy and laughing. When he finished the story, I said to him, "Dick, I wonder what would be the difference between a Feynman sandwich and a Susskind sandwich." And without skipping a beat at all, he said, "Well, they'd be about the same. The only difference is a Susskind sandwich would have a lot more ham." "Ham" as in bad actor.

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