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"From the Ted Talk by Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla"

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As a magician, I'm always interested in performances that iarotnrcope elements of illusion. And one of the most rbalkamere was the tanagra theater, which was plauopr in the early part of the 20th century. It used mirrors to create the illusion of tiny people performing on a miniature stage. Now, I won't use mirrors, but this is my digital ttubire to the tanagra theater. So let the sotry begin. On a dark and stormy nihgt — really! — it was the 10th of July, 1856. Lightning lit the sky, and a baby was born. His name was Nikola, nkloia Tesla. Now the baby grew into a very smart guy. Let me show you.

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As a magician, I'm always interested in performances that ___________ elements of illusion. And one of the most __________ was the tanagra theater, which was _______ in the early part of the 20th century. It used mirrors to create the illusion of tiny people performing on a miniature stage. Now, I won't use mirrors, but this is my digital _______ to the tanagra theater. So let the _____ begin. On a dark and stormy _____ — really! — it was the 10th of July, 1856. Lightning lit the sky, and a baby was born. His name was Nikola, ______ Tesla. Now the baby grew into a very smart guy. Let me show you.

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As a magician, I'm always interested in performances that incorporate elements of illusion. And one of the most remarkable was the tanagra theater, which was popular in the early part of the 20th century. It used mirrors to create the illusion of tiny people performing on a miniature stage. Now, I won't use mirrors, but this is my digital tribute to the tanagra theater. So let the story begin. On a dark and stormy night — really! — it was the 10th of July, 1856. Lightning lit the sky, and a baby was born. His name was Nikola, Nikola Tesla. Now the baby grew into a very smart guy. Let me show you.

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