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From the Ted Talk by Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?

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Well, if that's true, a couple other things had to be true as well. The key to being part of a hunting pack is the word "pack." If you go out by yourself and try to chase an antelope, I guarantee there will be two cadavers out in the snnvaaa. You need a pack to pull together. You need to have those 64- and 65-year-olds who have been doing this for a long time to understand which aonptlee you're trying to ccath. The herd eldexops and it gathers back again. Those expert trackers have to be part of the pack. They can't be 10 miles behind. You need the women and the adolescents there, because the two times in your life you most bfineet from animal protein is when you're a nsinrug mother and a dlpevnieog adolescent. It makes no sense to have the antelope over there, dead, and the people who want to eat it 50 miles away. They need to be part of the pack. You need those 27-year-old studs at the peak of their powers ready to drop the kill, and you need those tagrneees who are learning the whole thing involved. The pack styas together.

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Well, if that's true, a couple other things had to be true as well. The key to being part of a hunting pack is the word "pack." If you go out by yourself and try to chase an antelope, I guarantee there will be two cadavers out in the _______. You need a pack to pull together. You need to have those 64- and 65-year-olds who have been doing this for a long time to understand which ________ you're trying to _____. The herd ________ and it gathers back again. Those expert trackers have to be part of the pack. They can't be 10 miles behind. You need the women and the adolescents there, because the two times in your life you most _______ from animal protein is when you're a _______ mother and a __________ adolescent. It makes no sense to have the antelope over there, dead, and the people who want to eat it 50 miles away. They need to be part of the pack. You need those 27-year-old studs at the peak of their powers ready to drop the kill, and you need those _________ who are learning the whole thing involved. The pack _____ together.

Solution

  1. teenagers
  2. savanna
  3. developing
  4. catch
  5. explodes
  6. benefit
  7. stays
  8. antelope
  9. nursing

Original Text

Well, if that's true, a couple other things had to be true as well. The key to being part of a hunting pack is the word "pack." If you go out by yourself and try to chase an antelope, I guarantee there will be two cadavers out in the savanna. You need a pack to pull together. You need to have those 64- and 65-year-olds who have been doing this for a long time to understand which antelope you're trying to catch. The herd explodes and it gathers back again. Those expert trackers have to be part of the pack. They can't be 10 miles behind. You need the women and the adolescents there, because the two times in your life you most benefit from animal protein is when you're a nursing mother and a developing adolescent. It makes no sense to have the antelope over there, dead, and the people who want to eat it 50 miles away. They need to be part of the pack. You need those 27-year-old studs at the peak of their powers ready to drop the kill, and you need those teenagers who are learning the whole thing involved. The pack stays together.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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york city 3
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copper canyons 3
mystery number 3
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running shoes 3
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fastest woman 2
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tulu ruins 2
big fat 2
usain bolt 2
medical science 2
emily baer 2
natural advantage 2

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ethiopian woman named 2
woman named derartu 2
named derartu tulu 2
derartu tulu ruins 2

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Important Words

  1. adolescent
  2. adolescents
  3. animal
  4. antelope
  5. benefit
  6. cadavers
  7. catch
  8. chase
  9. couple
  10. dead
  11. developing
  12. drop
  13. eat
  14. expert
  15. explodes
  16. gathers
  17. guarantee
  18. herd
  19. hunting
  20. involved
  21. key
  22. kill
  23. learning
  24. life
  25. long
  26. miles
  27. mother
  28. nursing
  29. pack
  30. part
  31. peak
  32. people
  33. powers
  34. protein
  35. pull
  36. ready
  37. savanna
  38. sense
  39. stays
  40. studs
  41. teenagers
  42. time
  43. times
  44. trackers
  45. true
  46. understand
  47. women
  48. word