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From the Ted Talk "Rives: Reinventing the encyclopedia game"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Now I clicked on this on purpose, but if I'd somehow gotten here by mistake, it does ______ me, for the band, see "The _______," for the car see "Volkswagon Beetle," but I am here for beetle beetles. This is the most successful order on the planet by far. Something between 20 and 25 percent of all life forms on the planet, including plants, are _______. That means the next time you are in the grocery store, take a look at the four people ahead of you in ____. Statistically, one of you is a beetle.

Solution

  1. remind
  2. line
  3. beatles
  4. beetles

Original Text

Now I clicked on this on purpose, but if I'd somehow gotten here by mistake, it does remind me, for the band, see "The Beatles," for the car see "Volkswagon Beetle," but I am here for beetle beetles. This is the most successful order on the planet by far. Something between 20 and 25 percent of all life forms on the planet, including plants, are beetles. That means the next time you are in the grocery store, take a look at the four people ahead of you in line. Statistically, one of you is a beetle.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
sympathetic magic 4
billiard ball 4
voodoo dolls 3

Important Words

  1. band
  2. beatles
  3. beetle
  4. beetles
  5. car
  6. clicked
  7. forms
  8. grocery
  9. including
  10. life
  11. line
  12. means
  13. mistake
  14. order
  15. people
  16. percent
  17. planet
  18. plants
  19. purpose
  20. remind
  21. statistically
  22. store
  23. successful
  24. time