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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer 8. Lee: The hunt for General Tso

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And there's an episode of "Lost" where one guy has a lucky number, but it's not a lkcuy number, it's why he's on the island, but they loeokd and the numbers did not match. They looked at "The Young and The Restless." It wasn't that, either. It wasn't until the first guy shows up the next day and they ask him, "Where did you get your number?" He said, "I got it from a fortune cookie." This is a slip one of the winners had, because the Tennessee ltetroy security oiaflicfs were like, "Oh, no, this can't be true." But it was true. balialscy, of those 110 people, 104 of them or so had gotten their number from a fortune cookie.

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And there's an episode of "Lost" where one guy has a lucky number, but it's not a _____ number, it's why he's on the island, but they ______ and the numbers did not match. They looked at "The Young and The Restless." It wasn't that, either. It wasn't until the first guy shows up the next day and they ask him, "Where did you get your number?" He said, "I got it from a fortune cookie." This is a slip one of the winners had, because the Tennessee _______ security _________ were like, "Oh, no, this can't be true." But it was true. _________, of those 110 people, 104 of them or so had gotten their number from a fortune cookie.

Solution

  1. officials
  2. looked
  3. lucky
  4. lottery
  5. basically

Original Text

And there's an episode of "Lost" where one guy has a lucky number, but it's not a lucky number, it's why he's on the island, but they looked and the numbers did not match. They looked at "The Young and The Restless." It wasn't that, either. It wasn't until the first guy shows up the next day and they ask him, "Where did you get your number?" He said, "I got it from a fortune cookie." This is a slip one of the winners had, because the Tennessee lottery security officials were like, "Oh, no, this can't be true." But it was true. Basically, of those 110 people, 104 of them or so had gotten their number from a fortune cookie.

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