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From the Ted Talk by Neil Turok: My wish Find the next Einstein in Africa

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It was an incredible surprise to me to find out that there was actually an oazoinrtgian that cared about both ptars of my life. Because, basically, I work as a theoretical physicist. I develop and test models of the Big Bang, using oirsaatobvenl data. And I've been moonlighting for the last five years helping with a perjcot in Africa. And, I get a lot of flak for this at Cambridge. pepole wonder, you know, "How do you have time to do this?" And so on. And so it was simply astonishing to me to find an organization that actually appreciated both those sides.

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It was an incredible surprise to me to find out that there was actually an ____________ that cared about both _____ of my life. Because, basically, I work as a theoretical physicist. I develop and test models of the Big Bang, using _____________ data. And I've been moonlighting for the last five years helping with a _______ in Africa. And, I get a lot of flak for this at Cambridge. ______ wonder, you know, "How do you have time to do this?" And so on. And so it was simply astonishing to me to find an organization that actually appreciated both those sides.

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  1. observational
  2. parts
  3. people
  4. organization
  5. project

Original Text

It was an incredible surprise to me to find out that there was actually an organization that cared about both parts of my life. Because, basically, I work as a theoretical physicist. I develop and test models of the Big Bang, using observational data. And I've been moonlighting for the last five years helping with a project in Africa. And, I get a lot of flak for this at Cambridge. People wonder, you know, "How do you have time to do this?" And so on. And so it was simply astonishing to me to find an organization that actually appreciated both those sides.

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