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From the Ted Talk "Edith Widder: Glowing life in an underwater world"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Now we used to think that the different shape of the lure was to attract different types of prey, but then stomach content analyses on these fish done by scientists, or more likely their graduate students, have ________ that they all eat ______ much the same thing. So, now we believe that the different shape of the lure is how the ____ recognizes the female in the anglerfish world, because many of these males are what are known as _____ _____. This little guy has no visible means of self-support. He has no ____ for attracting food and no teeth for eating it when it gets there. His only ____ for existence on this planet is as a gigolo. (Laughter) He's got to find himself a babe and then he's got to latch on for life. So this little guy has found himself this babe, and you will note that he's had the good sense to attach himself in a way that he doesn't actually have to look at her. (Laughter) But he still knows a good thing when he sees it, and so he seals the relationship with an _______ kiss. His _____ _____ with her flesh, her ___________ grows into his body, and he becomes nothing more than a little sperm sac. (Laughter) Well, this is a deep-sea version of Women's Lib. She always knows where he is, and she doesn't have to be monogamous, because some of these females come up with multiple males attached.

Solution

  1. lure
  2. male
  3. dwarf
  4. flesh
  5. males
  6. eternal
  7. fuses
  8. pretty
  9. bloodstream
  10. revealed
  11. hope

Original Text

Now we used to think that the different shape of the lure was to attract different types of prey, but then stomach content analyses on these fish done by scientists, or more likely their graduate students, have revealed that they all eat pretty much the same thing. So, now we believe that the different shape of the lure is how the male recognizes the female in the anglerfish world, because many of these males are what are known as dwarf males. This little guy has no visible means of self-support. He has no lure for attracting food and no teeth for eating it when it gets there. His only hope for existence on this planet is as a gigolo. (Laughter) He's got to find himself a babe and then he's got to latch on for life. So this little guy has found himself this babe, and you will note that he's had the good sense to attach himself in a way that he doesn't actually have to look at her. (Laughter) But he still knows a good thing when he sees it, and so he seals the relationship with an eternal kiss. His flesh fuses with her flesh, her bloodstream grows into his body, and he becomes nothing more than a little sperm sac. (Laughter) Well, this is a deep-sea version of Women's Lib. She always knows where he is, and she doesn't have to be monogamous, because some of these females come up with multiple males attached.

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Important Words

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  2. anglerfish
  3. attach
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  5. attract
  6. attracting
  7. babe
  8. bloodstream
  9. body
  10. content
  11. dwarf
  12. eat
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  14. eternal
  15. existence
  16. female
  17. females
  18. find
  19. fish
  20. flesh
  21. food
  22. fuses
  23. gigolo
  24. good
  25. graduate
  26. grows
  27. guy
  28. hope
  29. kiss
  30. latch
  31. laughter
  32. lib
  33. life
  34. lure
  35. male
  36. males
  37. means
  38. monogamous
  39. multiple
  40. note
  41. planet
  42. pretty
  43. prey
  44. recognizes
  45. relationship
  46. revealed
  47. sac
  48. scientists
  49. seals
  50. sees
  51. sense
  52. shape
  53. sperm
  54. stomach
  55. students
  56. teeth
  57. types
  58. version
  59. visible
  60. world