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From the Ted Talk by Daan Roosegaarde: A smog vacuum cleaner and other magical city designs

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And the governments all around the world are fighting their war on smog, but I wanted to make something within the now. So we decided to build the largest smog vacuum cleaner in the world. It sucks up polluted air, cleans it and then releases it. And we built the first one. So it scuks up 30,000 cubic mtrees per hour, caenls it on the nano level — the PM2.5, PM10 particles — using very little eitetclrciy, and then releases the clean air, so we have parks, plunoydargs, which are 55 to 75 pcenert more clean than the rest of the city.

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And the governments all around the world are fighting their war on smog, but I wanted to make something within the now. So we decided to build the largest smog vacuum cleaner in the world. It sucks up polluted air, cleans it and then releases it. And we built the first one. So it _____ up 30,000 cubic ______ per hour, ______ it on the nano level — the PM2.5, PM10 particles — using very little ___________, and then releases the clean air, so we have parks, ___________, which are 55 to 75 _______ more clean than the rest of the city.

Solution

  1. playgrounds
  2. electricity
  3. cleans
  4. percent
  5. meters
  6. sucks

Original Text

And the governments all around the world are fighting their war on smog, but I wanted to make something within the now. So we decided to build the largest smog vacuum cleaner in the world. It sucks up polluted air, cleans it and then releases it. And we built the first one. So it sucks up 30,000 cubic meters per hour, cleans it on the nano level — the PM2.5, PM10 particles — using very little electricity, and then releases the clean air, so we have parks, playgrounds, which are 55 to 75 percent more clean than the rest of the city.

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