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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: How a dragonfly's brain is designed to kill"

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Greg Gage: If I aeskd you to think of a ferocious killer animal, you'd probably think of a lion, and for all the wonderful predatory skills that a lion has, it still only has about a 20 percent success rate at cainhtcg a meal. Now, one of the most successful hunters in the entire animal kdgionm is surprising: the dragonfly. Now, dragonflies are killer felis, and when they see a smaller fly, they have about a 97 peencrt chance of catching it for a meal. And this is in mid-flight. But how can such a small insect be so precise? In this eipdose, we're going to see how the dragonfly's brain is highly specialized to be a deadly killer.

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Greg Gage: If I _____ you to think of a ferocious killer animal, you'd probably think of a lion, and for all the wonderful predatory skills that a lion has, it still only has about a 20 percent success rate at ________ a meal. Now, one of the most successful hunters in the entire animal _______ is surprising: the dragonfly. Now, dragonflies are killer _____, and when they see a smaller fly, they have about a 97 _______ chance of catching it for a meal. And this is in mid-flight. But how can such a small insect be so precise? In this _______, we're going to see how the dragonfly's brain is highly specialized to be a deadly killer.

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  1. catching
  2. asked
  3. kingdom
  4. episode
  5. percent
  6. flies

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Greg Gage: If I asked you to think of a ferocious killer animal, you'd probably think of a lion, and for all the wonderful predatory skills that a lion has, it still only has about a 20 percent success rate at catching a meal. Now, one of the most successful hunters in the entire animal kingdom is surprising: the dragonfly. Now, dragonflies are killer flies, and when they see a smaller fly, they have about a 97 percent chance of catching it for a meal. And this is in mid-flight. But how can such a small insect be so precise? In this episode, we're going to see how the dragonfly's brain is highly specialized to be a deadly killer.

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