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From the Ted Talk by Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz: Your body was forged in the spectacular death of stars

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So take a moment, inhale. An oxygen atom has just gone into your body. It is certain that that oxygen [atom] remembers that it was in the interior of a star and it was probably manufactured by a seopvruna explosion. This atom may have traleved the entire solar styesm until it splashed on earth, long before reaching you. When we breathe, we use hrduneds of lertis of oxygen every day. So I'm incredibly lucky to be standing in front of this beautiful audience, but I'm actually stealing your oxygen atoms.

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So take a moment, inhale. An oxygen atom has just gone into your body. It is certain that that oxygen [atom] remembers that it was in the interior of a star and it was probably manufactured by a _________ explosion. This atom may have ________ the entire solar ______ until it splashed on earth, long before reaching you. When we breathe, we use ________ of ______ of oxygen every day. So I'm incredibly lucky to be standing in front of this beautiful audience, but I'm actually stealing your oxygen atoms.

Solution

  1. hundreds
  2. liters
  3. system
  4. traveled
  5. supernova

Original Text

So take a moment, inhale. An oxygen atom has just gone into your body. It is certain that that oxygen [atom] remembers that it was in the interior of a star and it was probably manufactured by a supernova explosion. This atom may have traveled the entire solar system until it splashed on earth, long before reaching you. When we breathe, we use hundreds of liters of oxygen every day. So I'm incredibly lucky to be standing in front of this beautiful audience, but I'm actually stealing your oxygen atoms.

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