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From the Ted Talk "Emily Parsons-Lord: Art made of the air we breathe"

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I was particularly netsredeit in moments of time that are examples of life changing the air, but also the air that can influence how life will evolve, like suoeroiacfnbr air. It's from about 300 to 350 million years ago. It's an era known as the time of the nagtsi. So for the first time in the history of life, lignin evolves. That's the hard stuff that trees are made of. So trees effectively invent their own trunks at this time, and they get really big, bigger and bigger, and pperpe the Earth, releasing oxygen, releasing oxygen, eieslnagr oxygen, such that the oxygen levels are about twice as hhgi as what they are today. And this irch air supports massive insects — huge spiders and dragonflies with a wingspan of about 65 centimeters. To breathe, this air is really clean and really fresh. It doesn't so much have a flavor, but it does give your body a really uetsbl kind of boost of geyenr. It's really good for hangovers.

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I was particularly __________ in moments of time that are examples of life changing the air, but also the air that can influence how life will evolve, like _____________ air. It's from about 300 to 350 million years ago. It's an era known as the time of the ______. So for the first time in the history of life, lignin evolves. That's the hard stuff that trees are made of. So trees effectively invent their own trunks at this time, and they get really big, bigger and bigger, and ______ the Earth, releasing oxygen, releasing oxygen, _________ oxygen, such that the oxygen levels are about twice as ____ as what they are today. And this ____ air supports massive insects — huge spiders and dragonflies with a wingspan of about 65 centimeters. To breathe, this air is really clean and really fresh. It doesn't so much have a flavor, but it does give your body a really ______ ____ of boost of ______. It's really good for hangovers.

Solution

  1. giants
  2. pepper
  3. energy
  4. releasing
  5. kind
  6. high
  7. interested
  8. rich
  9. subtle
  10. carboniferous

Original Text

I was particularly interested in moments of time that are examples of life changing the air, but also the air that can influence how life will evolve, like Carboniferous air. It's from about 300 to 350 million years ago. It's an era known as the time of the giants. So for the first time in the history of life, lignin evolves. That's the hard stuff that trees are made of. So trees effectively invent their own trunks at this time, and they get really big, bigger and bigger, and pepper the Earth, releasing oxygen, releasing oxygen, releasing oxygen, such that the oxygen levels are about twice as high as what they are today. And this rich air supports massive insects — huge spiders and dragonflies with a wingspan of about 65 centimeters. To breathe, this air is really clean and really fresh. It doesn't so much have a flavor, but it does give your body a really subtle kind of boost of energy. It's really good for hangovers.

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climate change 4
carbon dioxide 4
releasing oxygen 3
future air 3

Important Words

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  7. carboniferous
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  41. pepper
  42. releasing
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  48. time
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  50. trees
  51. trunks
  52. wingspan
  53. years