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Talking Dictionary 767. One Year Living In A Globe


767. The performance artist picked up the cigarette butt and threw it into the trash. Smokers!, she thought. Lyn had spent her adult life trying to encourage the public to stop polluting the earth. But people continued to befoul Mother Nature's air, water, and soil. How can I wake people up, Lyn wondered. She specially ordered a 50‐foot‐diameter plastic globe. In it, she stashed a year's supply of food and water, greenery to provide oxygen, an air mattress to sleep on, and enough pipe tobacco to fill several bowls a day. There was no toilet. Museum workers sealed the two halves of the globe. As months went by, museum visitors watched the globe fill with smoke, trash, and human waste. When Lyn emerged at year's end, international media were there. TV talk shows feted her. But then, a celebrity athlete announced his sex change, and everyone forgot about Lyn's global warning. 6.2


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