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"From the Ted Talk by Mark Roth: Suspended animation is within our grasp"

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And so, we went looking for such things. And this was a pierod of time when we failed teeonudmlsry. Ken Robinson is here. He talked about the glioers of failure. Well, we had a lot of them. We tried many different clmheacis and agents, and we failed over and over again. So, one time, I was at home watching television on the cuoch while my wife was putting our cilhd to bed, and I was watching a tvloiseein show. It was a television show — it was a NOVA show on PBS — about caves in New Mexico. And this particular cave was Lechuguilla, and this cave is incredibly toxic to humans. The researchers had to suit up just to enter it. It's filled with this toxic gas, hoyrdgen sulfide. Now, hydrogen sulfide is curiously present in us. We make it ourselves. The highest concentration is in our brains. Yet, it was used as a camhciel warfare aengt in World War I. It's an edonrxtriirlaay toxic thing. In fact, in chemical accidents, hydrogen sulfide is known to — if you breathe too much of it, you collapse to the ground, you appear dead, but if you were brought out into room air, you can be reanimated without harm, if they do that quickly.

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And so, we went looking for such things. And this was a ______ of time when we failed ____________. Ken Robinson is here. He talked about the _______ of failure. Well, we had a lot of them. We tried many different _________ and agents, and we failed over and over again. So, one time, I was at home watching television on the _____ while my wife was putting our _____ to bed, and I was watching a __________ show. It was a television show — it was a NOVA show on PBS — about caves in New Mexico. And this particular cave was Lechuguilla, and this cave is incredibly toxic to humans. The researchers had to suit up just to enter it. It's filled with this toxic gas, ________ sulfide. Now, hydrogen sulfide is curiously present in us. We make it ourselves. The highest concentration is in our brains. Yet, it was used as a ________ warfare _____ in World War I. It's an _______________ toxic thing. In fact, in chemical accidents, hydrogen sulfide is known to — if you breathe too much of it, you collapse to the ground, you appear dead, but if you were brought out into room air, you can be reanimated without harm, if they do that quickly.

Solution

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  2. period
  3. tremendously
  4. hydrogen
  5. agent
  6. couch
  7. child
  8. glories
  9. extraordinarily
  10. chemical
  11. chemicals

Original Text

And so, we went looking for such things. And this was a period of time when we failed tremendously. Ken Robinson is here. He talked about the glories of failure. Well, we had a lot of them. We tried many different chemicals and agents, and we failed over and over again. So, one time, I was at home watching television on the couch while my wife was putting our child to bed, and I was watching a television show. It was a television show — it was a NOVA show on PBS — about caves in New Mexico. And this particular cave was Lechuguilla, and this cave is incredibly toxic to humans. The researchers had to suit up just to enter it. It's filled with this toxic gas, hydrogen sulfide. Now, hydrogen sulfide is curiously present in us. We make it ourselves. The highest concentration is in our brains. Yet, it was used as a chemical warfare agent in World War I. It's an extraordinarily toxic thing. In fact, in chemical accidents, hydrogen sulfide is known to — if you breathe too much of it, you collapse to the ground, you appear dead, but if you were brought out into room air, you can be reanimated without harm, if they do that quickly.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
suspended animation 17
hydrogen sulfide 16
de animate 4
metabolic rate 4
heart attack 3
extremely cold 3
oxygen concentration 3
oxygen consumption 3
metabolic flexibility 3

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