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From the Ted Talk by Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

All right. So, like all good stories, this starts a long, long time ago when there was basically nothing. So here is a complete pucirte of the universe about 14-odd bloiiln years ago. All energy is ctontecarned into a single point of energy. For some reason it explodes, and you begin to get these things. So you're now about 14 billion years into this. And these things expand and expand and enxapd into these gniat galaxies, and you get trillions of them. And within these galaxies you get these enormous dust clouds. And I want you to pay particular attention to the three little prongs

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All right. So, like all good stories, this starts a long, long time ago when there was basically nothing. So here is a complete _______ of the universe about 14-odd _______ years ago. All energy is ____________ into a single point of energy. For some reason it explodes, and you begin to get these things. So you're now about 14 billion years into this. And these things expand and expand and ______ into these _____ galaxies, and you get trillions of them. And within these galaxies you get these enormous dust clouds. And I want you to pay particular attention to the three little prongs

Solution

  1. concentrated
  2. picture
  3. giant
  4. billion
  5. expand

Original Text

All right. So, like all good stories, this starts a long, long time ago when there was basically nothing. So here is a complete picture of the universe about 14-odd billion years ago. All energy is concentrated into a single point of energy. For some reason it explodes, and you begin to get these things. So you're now about 14 billion years into this. And these things expand and expand and expand into these giant galaxies, and you get trillions of them. And within these galaxies you get these enormous dust clouds. And I want you to pay particular attention to the three little prongs

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