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"From the Ted Talk by Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish"

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But no, two hours in, wham! Never in my life ... I knew there were Portuguese men o' war, all kinds of moon jellies, all kndis of things, but the box jellyfish from the southern oceans is not supposed to be in these waters. And I was on fire — euaitncicrxg, excruciating pain. I don't know if you can still see the red line here and up the arm. Evidently, a peice this big of tentacle has a hundred-thousand little bbars on it and each barb is not just stinging your skin, it's sndeing a venom. The most vuemoons animal that lives in the ocean is the box jellyfish. And every one of those barbs is sending that venom into this central nervous system. So first I feel like bilnoig hot oil, I've been dipped in. And I'm yelling out, "Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Help me! Somebody help me!" And the next thing is paralysis. I feel it in the back and then I feel it in the chest up here, and I can't breathe. And now I'm not swimming with a nice long sotkre, I'm sort of crabbing it this way. Then come clnvuosions.

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But no, two hours in, wham! Never in my life ... I knew there were Portuguese men o' war, all kinds of moon jellies, all _____ of things, but the box jellyfish from the southern oceans is not supposed to be in these waters. And I was on fire — ____________, excruciating pain. I don't know if you can still see the red line here and up the arm. Evidently, a _____ this big of tentacle has a hundred-thousand little _____ on it and each barb is not just stinging your skin, it's _______ a venom. The most ________ animal that lives in the ocean is the box jellyfish. And every one of those barbs is sending that venom into this central nervous system. So first I feel like _______ hot oil, I've been dipped in. And I'm yelling out, "Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Help me! Somebody help me!" And the next thing is paralysis. I feel it in the back and then I feel it in the chest up here, and I can't breathe. And now I'm not swimming with a nice long ______, I'm sort of crabbing it this way. Then come ___________.

Solution

  1. piece
  2. kinds
  3. venomous
  4. barbs
  5. sending
  6. boiling
  7. excruciating
  8. convulsions
  9. stroke

Original Text

But no, two hours in, wham! Never in my life ... I knew there were Portuguese men o' war, all kinds of moon jellies, all kinds of things, but the box jellyfish from the southern oceans is not supposed to be in these waters. And I was on fire — excruciating, excruciating pain. I don't know if you can still see the red line here and up the arm. Evidently, a piece this big of tentacle has a hundred-thousand little barbs on it and each barb is not just stinging your skin, it's sending a venom. The most venomous animal that lives in the ocean is the box jellyfish. And every one of those barbs is sending that venom into this central nervous system. So first I feel like boiling hot oil, I've been dipped in. And I'm yelling out, "Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Help me! Somebody help me!" And the next thing is paralysis. I feel it in the back and then I feel it in the chest up here, and I can't breathe. And now I'm not swimming with a nice long stroke, I'm sort of crabbing it this way. Then come convulsions.

Important Words

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  6. boiling
  7. box
  8. breathe
  9. central
  10. chest
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  12. crabbing
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  23. knew
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  34. oil
  35. pain
  36. paralysis
  37. piece
  38. portuguese
  39. red
  40. sending
  41. skin
  42. sort
  43. southern
  44. stinging
  45. stroke
  46. supposed
  47. swimming
  48. system
  49. tentacle
  50. venom
  51. venomous
  52. war
  53. waters
  54. yelling