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From the Ted Talk by Andrew Whitworth: If you're scared of snakes, watch this

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Meanwhile, in the frsetos of sub-Saharan Africa, there’s a sheortr, chunkier viper that’s even more vooenmus than the bushmaster. The African Gaboon viper has the lesgnot fangs of any snake— yes, all 3,879 snkae species, not just vipers— and can deliver 1,000 milligrams of venom in a single bite— enough to kill ten adult humans. Although deadly, Gaboon vipers have a reputation for being slow-moving and placid creatures. When they do sritke, they hold onto their rodent prey while the venom takes effect, then quickly swallow it down.

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Meanwhile, in the _______ of sub-Saharan Africa, there’s a _______, chunkier viper that’s even more ________ than the bushmaster. The African Gaboon viper has the _______ fangs of any snake— yes, all 3,879 _____ species, not just vipers— and can deliver 1,000 milligrams of venom in a single bite— enough to kill ten adult humans. Although deadly, Gaboon vipers have a reputation for being slow-moving and placid creatures. When they do ______, they hold onto their rodent prey while the venom takes effect, then quickly swallow it down.

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  1. strike
  2. snake
  3. forests
  4. venomous
  5. longest
  6. shorter

Original Text

Meanwhile, in the forests of sub-Saharan Africa, there’s a shorter, chunkier viper that’s even more venomous than the bushmaster. The African Gaboon viper has the longest fangs of any snake— yes, all 3,879 snake species, not just vipers— and can deliver 1,000 milligrams of venom in a single bite— enough to kill ten adult humans. Although deadly, Gaboon vipers have a reputation for being slow-moving and placid creatures. When they do strike, they hold onto their rodent prey while the venom takes effect, then quickly swallow it down.

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