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"From the Ted Talk by Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space"

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when my left eye went blind, and I didn't know why. Suddenly my left eye selmamd shut in great pain and I couldn't figure out why my eye wasn't working. I was thinking, what do I do next? I thought, well maybe that's why we have two eyes, so I kept working. But unfortunately, without gravity, tears don't fall. So you just get a bigger and bigger ball of whatever that is mixed with your traes on your eye until enleutalvy, the ball becomes so big that the surface tnoesin takes it across the bridge of your nose like a tiny little waterfall and goes "goosh" into your other eye, and now I was completely blnid outside the spaceship.

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when my left eye went blind, and I didn't know why. Suddenly my left eye _______ shut in great pain and I couldn't figure out why my eye wasn't working. I was thinking, what do I do next? I thought, well maybe that's why we have two eyes, so I kept working. But unfortunately, without gravity, tears don't fall. So you just get a bigger and bigger ball of whatever that is mixed with your _____ on your eye until __________, the ball becomes so big that the surface _______ takes it across the bridge of your nose like a tiny little waterfall and goes "goosh" into your other eye, and now I was completely _____ outside the spaceship.

Solution

  1. eventually
  2. tension
  3. tears
  4. slammed
  5. blind

Original Text

when my left eye went blind, and I didn't know why. Suddenly my left eye slammed shut in great pain and I couldn't figure out why my eye wasn't working. I was thinking, what do I do next? I thought, well maybe that's why we have two eyes, so I kept working. But unfortunately, without gravity, tears don't fall. So you just get a bigger and bigger ball of whatever that is mixed with your tears on your eye until eventually, the ball becomes so big that the surface tension takes it across the bridge of your nose like a tiny little waterfall and goes "goosh" into your other eye, and now I was completely blind outside the spaceship.

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black widow 4
kennedy space 3
space center 3
space shuttle 3
brown recluse 3

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kennedy space center 3

Important Words

  1. ball
  2. big
  3. bigger
  4. blind
  5. bridge
  6. completely
  7. eventually
  8. eye
  9. eyes
  10. fall
  11. figure
  12. gravity
  13. great
  14. left
  15. mixed
  16. nose
  17. pain
  18. shut
  19. slammed
  20. spaceship
  21. suddenly
  22. surface
  23. takes
  24. tears
  25. tension
  26. thinking
  27. thought
  28. tiny
  29. waterfall
  30. working