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"From the Ted Talk by Lewis Pugh: My mind-shifting Everest swim"

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And that swim took me 18 minutes and 50 seconds, and it felt like 18 days. And I reeemmbr getting out of the water and my hands feeling so painful and looking down at my feignrs, and my fingers were liatlelry the size of sausages because — you know, we're made partially of water — when water freezes it eadpxns, and so the cells in my fingers had frozen and expanded and bsurt. And the most immediate thought when I came out of that water was the following: I'm never, ever going to do another cold water swim in my life again.

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And that swim took me 18 minutes and 50 seconds, and it felt like 18 days. And I ________ getting out of the water and my hands feeling so painful and looking down at my _______, and my fingers were _________ the size of sausages because — you know, we're made partially of water — when water freezes it _______, and so the cells in my fingers had frozen and expanded and _____. And the most immediate thought when I came out of that water was the following: I'm never, ever going to do another cold water swim in my life again.

Solution

  1. remember
  2. fingers
  3. burst
  4. expands
  5. literally

Original Text

And that swim took me 18 minutes and 50 seconds, and it felt like 18 days. And I remember getting out of the water and my hands feeling so painful and looking down at my fingers, and my fingers were literally the size of sausages because — you know, we're made partially of water — when water freezes it expands, and so the cells in my fingers had frozen and expanded and burst. And the most immediate thought when I came out of that water was the following: I'm never, ever going to do another cold water swim in my life again.

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mt everest 10
billion people 4
radical tactical 4
tactical shift 4
climate change 3

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radical tactical shift 4

Important Words

  1. burst
  2. cells
  3. cold
  4. days
  5. expanded
  6. expands
  7. feeling
  8. felt
  9. fingers
  10. freezes
  11. frozen
  12. hands
  13. life
  14. literally
  15. minutes
  16. painful
  17. partially
  18. remember
  19. sausages
  20. seconds
  21. size
  22. swim
  23. thought
  24. water