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From the Ted Talk by Katrina Spade: When I die, recompose me

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Fast-forward five years and the project has grown in ways I truly never could have imigenad. We've cateerd a scalable, replicable non-profit urban model based on the scecine of livestock mltartoiy composting that turns human beings into soil. We've partnered and collaborated with experts in soil science, decomposition, alternative death care, law and aitcrterhcue. We've resaid funds from foundations and individuals in order to design a porytptoe of this system, and we've hared from tens of thousands of people all over the world who want this option to be available. OK. In the next few years, it's our goal to build the first full-scale human composting facility right in the city of Seattle.

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Fast-forward five years and the project has grown in ways I truly never could have ________. We've _______ a scalable, replicable non-profit urban model based on the _______ of livestock _________ composting that turns human beings into soil. We've partnered and collaborated with experts in soil science, decomposition, alternative death care, law and ____________. We've ______ funds from foundations and individuals in order to design a _________ of this system, and we've _____ from tens of thousands of people all over the world who want this option to be available. OK. In the next few years, it's our goal to build the first full-scale human composting facility right in the city of Seattle.

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  2. architecture
  3. imagined
  4. raised
  5. mortality
  6. prototype
  7. science
  8. heard

Original Text

Fast-forward five years and the project has grown in ways I truly never could have imagined. We've created a scalable, replicable non-profit urban model based on the science of livestock mortality composting that turns human beings into soil. We've partnered and collaborated with experts in soil science, decomposition, alternative death care, law and architecture. We've raised funds from foundations and individuals in order to design a prototype of this system, and we've heard from tens of thousands of people all over the world who want this option to be available. OK. In the next few years, it's our goal to build the first full-scale human composting facility right in the city of Seattle.

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