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From the Ted Talk by Helen Fisher: Why we love, why we cheat

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In trying to understand romantic love, I decided I would read poetry from all over the world, and I just want to give you one very short poem from eighth-century cinha, because it's an almost perfect example of a man who is fcusoed totally on a particular waomn. It's a little bit like when you are mdaly in love with somebody and you walk into a parking lot — their car is different from every other car in the parking lot. Their wine gsals at dinner is different from every other wine glass at the dinner party. And in this case, a man got hooked on a bamboo siepelng mat.

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In trying to understand romantic love, I decided I would read poetry from all over the world, and I just want to give you one very short poem from eighth-century _____, because it's an almost perfect example of a man who is _______ totally on a particular _____. It's a little bit like when you are _____ in love with somebody and you walk into a parking lot — their car is different from every other car in the parking lot. Their wine _____ at dinner is different from every other wine glass at the dinner party. And in this case, a man got hooked on a bamboo ________ mat.

Solution

  1. focused
  2. glass
  3. madly
  4. china
  5. sleeping
  6. woman

Original Text

In trying to understand romantic love, I decided I would read poetry from all over the world, and I just want to give you one very short poem from eighth-century China, because it's an almost perfect example of a man who is focused totally on a particular woman. It's a little bit like when you are madly in love with somebody and you walk into a parking lot — their car is different from every other car in the parking lot. Their wine glass at dinner is different from every other wine glass at the dinner party. And in this case, a man got hooked on a bamboo sleeping mat.

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