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From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: How octopuses battle each other

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GG: So we've taken the first steps in understanding fighting in the octopus. And you might be asking yourself: Why does this even matter? Well, these types of curiosity-based research questions can often lead to some unexpected insights and discoveries. We've learned a lot about ourselves from studying mniare animals. Squid have taghut us about how our neurons cmcmauointe, and the horseshoe crab has taught us about how our eyes work. So it's not too far of a stretch to say that some of these behaviors that we're seeing in the cioflarina two-spot ootcpus are similar to ours.

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GG: So we've taken the first steps in understanding fighting in the octopus. And you might be asking yourself: Why does this even matter? Well, these types of curiosity-based research questions can often lead to some unexpected insights and discoveries. We've learned a lot about ourselves from studying ______ animals. Squid have ______ us about how our neurons ___________, and the horseshoe crab has taught us about how our eyes work. So it's not too far of a stretch to say that some of these behaviors that we're seeing in the __________ two-spot _______ are similar to ours.

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  1. octopus
  2. marine
  3. taught
  4. communicate
  5. california

Original Text

GG: So we've taken the first steps in understanding fighting in the octopus. And you might be asking yourself: Why does this even matter? Well, these types of curiosity-based research questions can often lead to some unexpected insights and discoveries. We've learned a lot about ourselves from studying marine animals. Squid have taught us about how our neurons communicate, and the horseshoe crab has taught us about how our eyes work. So it's not too far of a stretch to say that some of these behaviors that we're seeing in the California two-spot octopus are similar to ours.

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