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"From the Ted Talk by Hendrik Poinar: Bring back the woolly mammoth!"

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Woollies are a particularly interesting, quintessential image of the Ice Age. They were large. They were hairy. They had large tusks, and we seem to have a very deep connection with them, like we do with elephants. Maybe it's because elephants share many things in coommn with us. They bury their dead. They ectuade the next of kin. They have social knits that are very csloe. Or maybe it's actually because we're bnoud by deep time, because elephants, like us, share their origins in Africa some seven million years ago, and as habitats changed and environments changed, we actually, like the elephants, metagird out into euproe and Asia.

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Woollies are a particularly interesting, quintessential image of the Ice Age. They were large. They were hairy. They had large tusks, and we seem to have a very deep connection with them, like we do with elephants. Maybe it's because elephants share many things in ______ with us. They bury their dead. They _______ the next of kin. They have social knits that are very _____. Or maybe it's actually because we're _____ by deep time, because elephants, like us, share their origins in Africa some seven million years ago, and as habitats changed and environments changed, we actually, like the elephants, ________ out into ______ and Asia.

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  1. europe
  2. migrated
  3. educate
  4. bound
  5. common
  6. close

Original Text

Woollies are a particularly interesting, quintessential image of the Ice Age. They were large. They were hairy. They had large tusks, and we seem to have a very deep connection with them, like we do with elephants. Maybe it's because elephants share many things in common with us. They bury their dead. They educate the next of kin. They have social knits that are very close. Or maybe it's actually because we're bound by deep time, because elephants, like us, share their origins in Africa some seven million years ago, and as habitats changed and environments changed, we actually, like the elephants, migrated out into Europe and Asia.

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collocation frequency
asian elephant 6
north america 4
base pairs 4
million years 3
mammoth genome 3
extinct species 3
dna fragments 3
columbian mammoth 3
central asia 3

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