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From the Ted Talk by Bart Knols: 3 new ways to kill mosquitoes

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And so we started focusing on the smell of feet ... on the smlel of human feet, until we came across a remarkable statement in the literature that said that cheese smells after feet rather than the reverse. Think of it. And this triggered us to do a remarkable exinrmepet. We tried, with a tiny little piece of Limburger cheese, which smells badly after feet, to atcratt African malaria mtsqeioous. And you know what? It wkeord. In fact, it worked so well that now we have a synthetic mixture of the aroma of Limburger cheese that we're using in Tanzania and has been shown there to be two to three times more attractive to mosquitoes than humans. Limburg, be proud of your cesehe, as it is now used in the fight against malaria.

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And so we started focusing on the smell of feet ... on the _____ of human feet, until we came across a remarkable statement in the literature that said that cheese smells after feet rather than the reverse. Think of it. And this triggered us to do a remarkable __________. We tried, with a tiny little piece of Limburger cheese, which smells badly after feet, to _______ African malaria __________. And you know what? It ______. In fact, it worked so well that now we have a synthetic mixture of the aroma of Limburger cheese that we're using in Tanzania and has been shown there to be two to three times more attractive to mosquitoes than humans. Limburg, be proud of your ______, as it is now used in the fight against malaria.

Solution

  1. experiment
  2. smell
  3. cheese
  4. worked
  5. mosquitoes
  6. attract

Original Text

And so we started focusing on the smell of feet ... on the smell of human feet, until we came across a remarkable statement in the literature that said that cheese smells after feet rather than the reverse. Think of it. And this triggered us to do a remarkable experiment. We tried, with a tiny little piece of Limburger cheese, which smells badly after feet, to attract African malaria mosquitoes. And you know what? It worked. In fact, it worked so well that now we have a synthetic mixture of the aroma of Limburger cheese that we're using in Tanzania and has been shown there to be two to three times more attractive to mosquitoes than humans. Limburg, be proud of your cheese, as it is now used in the fight against malaria.

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