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"From the Ted Talk by Ross Lovegrove: Organic design, inspired by nature"

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I'm going to show you something a bit weird now. They laughed everywhere over the world I showed this. The only place that didn't laugh was Moscow. Cars are made from 30,000 components. How ridiculous is that? Couldn't you make that from 300? It's got a vacuum-formed, carbon-nylon pan. Everything's holistically itneaegrtd. It opens and clsoes like a bread bin. There is no engine. There's a solar panel on the back and there are batteries in the wheels; they're fiettd like fulmora 1. You take them off your wall, you plug them in. Off you go. A three-wheeled car: slow, feminine, taasnernprt, so you can see the people in there. You drive different. You see that thing. You do. You do. And not anesthetized, separated from life. There's a hole at the fonrt and there's a reason for that. It's a city car. You divre along. You get out. You drive on to a proboscis. You get out. It litfs you up. It presents the solar panel to the sun, and at night, it's a street lamp.

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I'm going to show you something a bit weird now. They laughed everywhere over the world I showed this. The only place that didn't laugh was Moscow. Cars are made from 30,000 components. How ridiculous is that? Couldn't you make that from 300? It's got a vacuum-formed, carbon-nylon pan. Everything's holistically __________. It opens and ______ like a bread bin. There is no engine. There's a solar panel on the back and there are batteries in the wheels; they're ______ like _______ 1. You take them off your wall, you plug them in. Off you go. A three-wheeled car: slow, feminine, ___________, so you can see the people in there. You drive different. You see that thing. You do. You do. And not anesthetized, separated from life. There's a hole at the _____ and there's a reason for that. It's a city car. You _____ along. You get out. You drive on to a proboscis. You get out. It _____ you up. It presents the solar panel to the sun, and at night, it's a street lamp.

Solution

  1. integrated
  2. formula
  3. front
  4. fitted
  5. closes
  6. drive
  7. lifts
  8. transparent

Original Text

I'm going to show you something a bit weird now. They laughed everywhere over the world I showed this. The only place that didn't laugh was Moscow. Cars are made from 30,000 components. How ridiculous is that? Couldn't you make that from 300? It's got a vacuum-formed, carbon-nylon pan. Everything's holistically integrated. It opens and closes like a bread bin. There is no engine. There's a solar panel on the back and there are batteries in the wheels; they're fitted like Formula 1. You take them off your wall, you plug them in. Off you go. A three-wheeled car: slow, feminine, transparent, so you can see the people in there. You drive different. You see that thing. You do. You do. And not anesthetized, separated from life. There's a hole at the front and there's a reason for that. It's a city car. You drive along. You get out. You drive on to a proboscis. You get out. It lifts you up. It presents the solar panel to the sun, and at night, it's a street lamp.

Important Words

  1. anesthetized
  2. batteries
  3. bin
  4. bit
  5. bread
  6. car
  7. cars
  8. city
  9. closes
  10. components
  11. drive
  12. engine
  13. feminine
  14. fitted
  15. formula
  16. front
  17. hole
  18. holistically
  19. integrated
  20. lamp
  21. laugh
  22. laughed
  23. life
  24. lifts
  25. moscow
  26. night
  27. opens
  28. pan
  29. panel
  30. people
  31. place
  32. plug
  33. presents
  34. proboscis
  35. reason
  36. ridiculous
  37. separated
  38. show
  39. showed
  40. slow
  41. solar
  42. street
  43. sun
  44. transparent
  45. wall
  46. weird
  47. world