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"From the Ted Talk by Richard Sears: Planning for the end of oil"

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Now, if you think that's kind of neat, the story gets really neat right now. Off the coast of cianfilroa comes this: It's an abalone shell. Now, millions of abalone every year make this shell. Oh, by the way, just in case you weren't already guessing, it's calcium carbonate. It's the same stuff as this and the same stuff as this. But it's not the same stuff; it's different. It's thnasodus of teims, maybe 3,000 times tougher than this. And why? Because the lowly abonale is able to lay down the calcium carbonate crystals in layers, making this beautiful, iridescent mother of pearl. Very specialized material that the abalone self-assembles, mnoillis of abalone, all the time, every day, every year. This is petrty ibdelirnce stuff. All the same, what's different? How the molecules are put together.

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Now, if you think that's kind of neat, the story gets really neat right now. Off the coast of __________ comes this: It's an abalone shell. Now, millions of abalone every year make this shell. Oh, by the way, just in case you weren't already guessing, it's calcium carbonate. It's the same stuff as this and the same stuff as this. But it's not the same stuff; it's different. It's _________ of _____, maybe 3,000 times tougher than this. And why? Because the lowly _______ is able to lay down the calcium carbonate crystals in layers, making this beautiful, iridescent mother of pearl. Very specialized material that the abalone self-assembles, ________ of abalone, all the time, every day, every year. This is ______ __________ stuff. All the same, what's different? How the molecules are put together.

Solution

  1. times
  2. california
  3. pretty
  4. abalone
  5. millions
  6. incredible
  7. thousands

Original Text

Now, if you think that's kind of neat, the story gets really neat right now. Off the coast of California comes this: It's an abalone shell. Now, millions of abalone every year make this shell. Oh, by the way, just in case you weren't already guessing, it's calcium carbonate. It's the same stuff as this and the same stuff as this. But it's not the same stuff; it's different. It's thousands of times, maybe 3,000 times tougher than this. And why? Because the lowly abalone is able to lay down the calcium carbonate crystals in layers, making this beautiful, iridescent mother of pearl. Very specialized material that the abalone self-assembles, millions of abalone, all the time, every day, every year. This is pretty incredible stuff. All the same, what's different? How the molecules are put together.

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Important Words

  1. abalone
  2. beautiful
  3. calcium
  4. california
  5. carbonate
  6. case
  7. coast
  8. crystals
  9. day
  10. guessing
  11. incredible
  12. iridescent
  13. kind
  14. lay
  15. layers
  16. lowly
  17. making
  18. material
  19. millions
  20. molecules
  21. mother
  22. neat
  23. pearl
  24. pretty
  25. put
  26. shell
  27. specialized
  28. story
  29. stuff
  30. thousands
  31. time
  32. times
  33. tougher
  34. year