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From the Ted Talk by Eddy Cartaya: My glacier cave discoveries

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Now Mount Hood's only one hour's drvie from Portland, the largest city in Oregon, where over two mloilin people live. Now the most exciting thing for a cave erexolpr is to find a new cave and be the first human to ever go into it. The second most eicxtnig thing for a cave explorer is to be the first one to make a map of a cave. Now these days, with so many people hiking around, it's pretty hard to find a new cave, so you can imagine how excited we were to find three new caves within sight of Oregon's largest city and realize that they had never been explored or mepapd before. It was kind of like being an aurnosatt, because we were getting to see things and go places that no one had ever seen or gone to before.

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Now Mount Hood's only one hour's _____ from Portland, the largest city in Oregon, where over two _______ people live. Now the most exciting thing for a cave ________ is to find a new cave and be the first human to ever go into it. The second most ________ thing for a cave explorer is to be the first one to make a map of a cave. Now these days, with so many people hiking around, it's pretty hard to find a new cave, so you can imagine how excited we were to find three new caves within sight of Oregon's largest city and realize that they had never been explored or ______ before. It was kind of like being an _________, because we were getting to see things and go places that no one had ever seen or gone to before.

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  1. explorer
  2. million
  3. mapped
  4. drive
  5. exciting
  6. astronaut

Original Text

Now Mount Hood's only one hour's drive from Portland, the largest city in Oregon, where over two million people live. Now the most exciting thing for a cave explorer is to find a new cave and be the first human to ever go into it. The second most exciting thing for a cave explorer is to be the first one to make a map of a cave. Now these days, with so many people hiking around, it's pretty hard to find a new cave, so you can imagine how excited we were to find three new caves within sight of Oregon's largest city and realize that they had never been explored or mapped before. It was kind of like being an astronaut, because we were getting to see things and go places that no one had ever seen or gone to before.

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