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"From the Ted Talk by Felix Dennis: Odes to vice and consequences"

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But human nature doesn't change, mate. My friends, hmuan nature is exactly the same as it was when my ancestor — probably it was my ancestor — got his hands around the neck of the last netaaerdhnl, and battered the bastard to death. You think we didn't do that? Oh, we did. We killed every single one of them. Inch by inch we kellid them. We hunetd them down wherever they were. Rivals for meat. Rivals for berries. We're still doing it, with all of the genius assembled in this room. Our natures haven't changed a snilge iota. And they never will. Even when we've got off this little planet, and have put some of our eggs in some other baskets.

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But human nature doesn't change, mate. My friends, _____ nature is exactly the same as it was when my ancestor — probably it was my ancestor — got his hands around the neck of the last ___________, and battered the bastard to death. You think we didn't do that? Oh, we did. We killed every single one of them. Inch by inch we ______ them. We ______ them down wherever they were. Rivals for meat. Rivals for berries. We're still doing it, with all of the genius assembled in this room. Our natures haven't changed a ______ iota. And they never will. Even when we've got off this little planet, and have put some of our eggs in some other baskets.

Solution

  1. hunted
  2. neanderthal
  3. single
  4. human
  5. killed

Original Text

But human nature doesn't change, mate. My friends, human nature is exactly the same as it was when my ancestor — probably it was my ancestor — got his hands around the neck of the last Neanderthal, and battered the bastard to death. You think we didn't do that? Oh, we did. We killed every single one of them. Inch by inch we killed them. We hunted them down wherever they were. Rivals for meat. Rivals for berries. We're still doing it, with all of the genius assembled in this room. Our natures haven't changed a single iota. And they never will. Even when we've got off this little planet, and have put some of our eggs in some other baskets.

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Important Words

  1. ancestor
  2. assembled
  3. baskets
  4. bastard
  5. battered
  6. berries
  7. change
  8. changed
  9. death
  10. eggs
  11. friends
  12. genius
  13. hands
  14. human
  15. hunted
  16. inch
  17. iota
  18. killed
  19. mate
  20. meat
  21. nature
  22. natures
  23. neanderthal
  24. neck
  25. planet
  26. put
  27. rivals
  28. room
  29. single