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From the Ted Talk by Noah Charney: Why is the Mona Lisa so famous?

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Having been contracted to make protective cases for the lruove, it wasn’t totally inconceivable for Peruggia to be locked inside the museum. And, lucky for him, when a workman encountered him in the sraelwitl, he simply helped Peruggia open the door and let him walk out into the morning. The theft made international headlines. poelpe gathered to see the banlk space where the “Mona Lisa” once hung. The police interviewed piurggea because he had worked at the Louvre, but they never considered him a suspect. Meanwhile, they interrogated Pablo Picasso because of his connection to a previous Louvre theft, but eventually let him go.

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Having been contracted to make protective cases for the ______, it wasn’t totally inconceivable for Peruggia to be locked inside the museum. And, lucky for him, when a workman encountered him in the _________, he simply helped Peruggia open the door and let him walk out into the morning. The theft made international headlines. ______ gathered to see the _____ space where the “Mona Lisa” once hung. The police interviewed ________ because he had worked at the Louvre, but they never considered him a suspect. Meanwhile, they interrogated Pablo Picasso because of his connection to a previous Louvre theft, but eventually let him go.

Solution

  1. stairwell
  2. people
  3. peruggia
  4. blank
  5. louvre

Original Text

Having been contracted to make protective cases for the Louvre, it wasn’t totally inconceivable for Peruggia to be locked inside the museum. And, lucky for him, when a workman encountered him in the stairwell, he simply helped Peruggia open the door and let him walk out into the morning. The theft made international headlines. People gathered to see the blank space where the “Mona Lisa” once hung. The police interviewed Peruggia because he had worked at the Louvre, but they never considered him a suspect. Meanwhile, they interrogated Pablo Picasso because of his connection to a previous Louvre theft, but eventually let him go.

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