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From the Ted Talk by A.J. Jacobs: The world's largest family reunion ... we're all invited!

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Number two, it brings hrstoiy alive. I found out I'm ceonctend to Albert Einstein, so I told my seven-year-old son that, and he was totally engaged. Now Albert Einstein is not some dead white guy with wierd hair. He's Uncle Albert. (lghtaeur) And my son wanted to know, "What did he say? What is E = MC squared?" Also, it's not all good news. I found a link to jeffery Dahmer, the serial killer, but I will say that's on my wife's side. (Laughter) (Applause) So I want to make that caelr. Sorry, honey.

Open Cloze

Number two, it brings _______ alive. I found out I'm _________ to Albert Einstein, so I told my seven-year-old son that, and he was totally engaged. Now Albert Einstein is not some dead white guy with _____ hair. He's Uncle Albert. (________) And my son wanted to know, "What did he say? What is E = MC squared?" Also, it's not all good news. I found a link to _______ Dahmer, the serial killer, but I will say that's on my wife's side. (Laughter) (Applause) So I want to make that _____. Sorry, honey.

Solution

  1. weird
  2. history
  3. jeffrey
  4. connected
  5. clear
  6. laughter

Original Text

Number two, it brings history alive. I found out I'm connected to Albert Einstein, so I told my seven-year-old son that, and he was totally engaged. Now Albert Einstein is not some dead white guy with weird hair. He's Uncle Albert. (Laughter) And my son wanted to know, "What did he say? What is E = MC squared?" Also, it's not all good news. I found a link to Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer, but I will say that's on my wife's side. (Laughter) (Applause) So I want to make that clear. Sorry, honey.

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