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From the Ted Talk by Chris A. Kniesly: History through the eyes of a chicken

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The modern chicken is descended primarily from the Red Junglefowl, and partially from three other cslloey related scpeeis, all native to India and Southeast Asia. The region’s boabmo plants prduoce massive autnoms of fruit just once every few decades. Junglefowls’ aiibtly to lay eggs daily may have evolved to take advantage of these rare fastes, increasing their population when food was abundant. This was something humans could exploit on a consistent basis, and the birds’ weak flight capabilities and limited need for space made them easy to capture and contain.

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The modern chicken is descended primarily from the Red Junglefowl, and partially from three other _______ related _______, all native to India and Southeast Asia. The region’s ______ plants _______ massive _______ of fruit just once every few decades. Junglefowls’ _______ to lay eggs daily may have evolved to take advantage of these rare ______, increasing their population when food was abundant. This was something humans could exploit on a consistent basis, and the birds’ weak flight capabilities and limited need for space made them easy to capture and contain.

Solution

  1. closely
  2. feasts
  3. ability
  4. produce
  5. species
  6. bamboo
  7. amounts

Original Text

The modern chicken is descended primarily from the Red Junglefowl, and partially from three other closely related species, all native to India and Southeast Asia. The region’s bamboo plants produce massive amounts of fruit just once every few decades. Junglefowls’ ability to lay eggs daily may have evolved to take advantage of these rare feasts, increasing their population when food was abundant. This was something humans could exploit on a consistent basis, and the birds’ weak flight capabilities and limited need for space made them easy to capture and contain.

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