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From the Ted Talk by Lauren Pharr: How vultures can help solve crimes

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People know that vrtlueus are connected to dteah. But they don't really understand how. For example, here's an email I revceeid from a detective in Louisiana: "Lauren, there's been a kipinnadpg. What buzzards or vultures do we have in Louisiana?" Before we address the kidnapping, I'll first address this buzzard/vulture question I get all the time. Buzzards don't live in the United States. They are hawks that live in Europe. The big black brids you see circling in the sky within the US are vultures. The two types of vultures that live in Louisiana are the turkey vulture and black vluurte. To fully understand the role of vultures in forensic science, I'll walk you through this feisronc case.

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People know that ________ are connected to _____. But they don't really understand how. For example, here's an email I ________ from a detective in Louisiana: "Lauren, there's been a __________. What buzzards or vultures do we have in Louisiana?" Before we address the kidnapping, I'll first address this buzzard/vulture question I get all the time. Buzzards don't live in the United States. They are hawks that live in Europe. The big black _____ you see circling in the sky within the US are vultures. The two types of vultures that live in Louisiana are the turkey vulture and black _______. To fully understand the role of vultures in forensic science, I'll walk you through this ________ case.

Solution

  1. death
  2. received
  3. kidnapping
  4. vulture
  5. birds
  6. vultures
  7. forensic

Original Text

People know that vultures are connected to death. But they don't really understand how. For example, here's an email I received from a detective in Louisiana: "Lauren, there's been a kidnapping. What buzzards or vultures do we have in Louisiana?" Before we address the kidnapping, I'll first address this buzzard/vulture question I get all the time. Buzzards don't live in the United States. They are hawks that live in Europe. The big black birds you see circling in the sky within the US are vultures. The two types of vultures that live in Louisiana are the turkey vulture and black vulture. To fully understand the role of vultures in forensic science, I'll walk you through this forensic case.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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kidnapping case 2
shallow grave 2
body farm 2
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ngrams of length 3

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vulture scavenging behavior 2
studying vulture behavior 2

Important Words

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