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"From the Ted Talk by Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Do you think it's possible to control someone's attention? Even more than that, what about predicting human behavior? I think those are itirnntseeg ideas. For me, that would be the perfect superpower, actually kind of an evil way of ahornpicapg it. But for myself, in the past, I've spent the last 20 years studying human behavior from a rather unorthodox way: pkicnig pockets. When we think of msiiiretcodn, we think of something as looking off to the side, when actually the things right in front of us are often the hardest to see, the things that you look at every day that you're blinded to.

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Do you think it's possible to control someone's attention? Even more than that, what about predicting human behavior? I think those are ___________ ideas. For me, that would be the perfect superpower, actually kind of an evil way of ___________ it. But for myself, in the past, I've spent the last 20 years studying human behavior from a rather unorthodox way: _______ pockets. When we think of ____________, we think of something as looking off to the side, when actually the things right in front of us are often the hardest to see, the things that you look at every day that you're blinded to.

Solution

  1. misdirection
  2. interesting
  3. picking
  4. approaching

Original Text

Do you think it's possible to control someone's attention? Even more than that, what about predicting human behavior? I think those are interesting ideas. For me, that would be the perfect superpower, actually kind of an evil way of approaching it. But for myself, in the past, I've spent the last 20 years studying human behavior from a rather unorthodox way: picking pockets. When we think of misdirection, we think of something as looking off to the side, when actually the things right in front of us are often the hardest to see, the things that you look at every day that you're blinded to.

Important Words

  1. approaching
  2. attention
  3. behavior
  4. blinded
  5. control
  6. day
  7. evil
  8. front
  9. hardest
  10. human
  11. ideas
  12. interesting
  13. kind
  14. misdirection
  15. perfect
  16. picking
  17. pockets
  18. predicting
  19. side
  20. spent
  21. studying
  22. superpower
  23. unorthodox
  24. years