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From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Drori: Every pollen grain has a story

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This is Morina. This is a plant — which I've always tghhout to be rather tedious — named after Morin, who was an enterprising French gardener, who isuesd the first seed catalog in 1621. But anyway, take a look at its pollen. This is amazing, I think. That little hole in the middle there is for the pollen tube, and when the pollen finds its special female spot in another Morina fwloer, just on the right sipcees, what happens? Like I said, pollen carries the male sex clels. If you actually didn't realize that ptlans have sex, they have rampant, promiscuous and really quite interesting and curious sex. Really. (Laughter) A lot.

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This is Morina. This is a plant — which I've always _______ to be rather tedious — named after Morin, who was an enterprising French gardener, who ______ the first seed catalog in 1621. But anyway, take a look at its pollen. This is amazing, I think. That little hole in the middle there is for the pollen tube, and when the pollen finds its special female spot in another Morina ______, just on the right _______, what happens? Like I said, pollen carries the male sex _____. If you actually didn't realize that ______ have sex, they have rampant, promiscuous and really quite interesting and curious sex. Really. (Laughter) A lot.

Solution

  1. flower
  2. thought
  3. species
  4. plants
  5. issued
  6. cells

Original Text

This is Morina. This is a plant — which I've always thought to be rather tedious — named after Morin, who was an enterprising French gardener, who issued the first seed catalog in 1621. But anyway, take a look at its pollen. This is amazing, I think. That little hole in the middle there is for the pollen tube, and when the pollen finds its special female spot in another Morina flower, just on the right species, what happens? Like I said, pollen carries the male sex cells. If you actually didn't realize that plants have sex, they have rampant, promiscuous and really quite interesting and curious sex. Really. (Laughter) A lot.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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scanning electron 3
male sex 2
sex cells 2
pollen grain 2
pollen carries 2
hay fever 2
pollen fingerprint 2

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male sex cells 2

Important Words

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  3. catalog
  4. cells
  5. curious
  6. enterprising
  7. female
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  15. laughter
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  24. pollen
  25. promiscuous
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  28. seed
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  31. species
  32. spot
  33. tedious
  34. thought
  35. tube