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From the Ted Talk by Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus

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I first became faanitecsd with octopus at an early age. I grew up in Mobile, Alabama — somebody's got to be from Mobile, right? — and mliobe sits at the confluence of five rivers, forming this beautiful delta. And the delta has alligators crawling in and out of rivers fileld with fish and cypress trees dripping with saneks, birds of every favlor. It's an absolute magical wonderland to live in — if you're a kid interested in animals, to grow up in. And this delta water flows to Mobile Bay, and filanly into the Gulf of Mexico.

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I first became __________ with octopus at an early age. I grew up in Mobile, Alabama — somebody's got to be from Mobile, right? — and ______ sits at the confluence of five rivers, forming this beautiful delta. And the delta has alligators crawling in and out of rivers ______ with fish and cypress trees dripping with ______, birds of every ______. It's an absolute magical wonderland to live in — if you're a kid interested in animals, to grow up in. And this delta water flows to Mobile Bay, and _______ into the Gulf of Mexico.

Solution

  1. flavor
  2. filled
  3. mobile
  4. finally
  5. fascinated
  6. snakes

Original Text

I first became fascinated with octopus at an early age. I grew up in Mobile, Alabama — somebody's got to be from Mobile, right? — and Mobile sits at the confluence of five rivers, forming this beautiful delta. And the delta has alligators crawling in and out of rivers filled with fish and cypress trees dripping with snakes, birds of every flavor. It's an absolute magical wonderland to live in — if you're a kid interested in animals, to grow up in. And this delta water flows to Mobile Bay, and finally into the Gulf of Mexico.

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