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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean"

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More recently, finding ancient history. How many ancient mariners have had a bad day? The number's a million. We've been discovering these along aicennt trade routes, where they're not spsueopd to be. This shipwreck sank 100 years before the birth of Christ. This one sank ciryanrg a prefabricated, Home Depot Roman temple. And then here's one that sank at the time of Homer, at 750 B.C. More recently, into the Black Sea, where we're exploring. Because there's no oyegxn there, it's the largest reservoir of hydrogen sulfide on Earth. Shipwrecks are perfectly pvresreed. All their oganicrs are perfectly preserved. We begin to excavate them. We expect to start hauling out the bodies in perfect condition with their DNA. Look at the state of preservation — still the ad mark of a carpenter. Look at the satte of those artifacts. You still see the beeswax dripping. When they dopeprd, they saeled it. This ship sank 1,500 years ago.

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More recently, finding ancient history. How many ancient mariners have had a bad day? The number's a million. We've been discovering these along _______ trade routes, where they're not ________ to be. This shipwreck sank 100 years before the birth of Christ. This one sank ________ a prefabricated, Home Depot Roman temple. And then here's one that sank at the time of Homer, at 750 B.C. More recently, into the Black Sea, where we're exploring. Because there's no ______ there, it's the largest reservoir of hydrogen sulfide on Earth. Shipwrecks are perfectly _________. All their ________ are perfectly preserved. We begin to excavate them. We expect to start hauling out the bodies in perfect condition with their DNA. Look at the state of preservation — still the ad mark of a carpenter. Look at the _____ of those artifacts. You still see the beeswax dripping. When they _______, they ______ it. This ship sank 1,500 years ago.

Solution

  1. ancient
  2. organics
  3. state
  4. dropped
  5. oxygen
  6. carrying
  7. sealed
  8. supposed
  9. preserved

Original Text

More recently, finding ancient history. How many ancient mariners have had a bad day? The number's a million. We've been discovering these along ancient trade routes, where they're not supposed to be. This shipwreck sank 100 years before the birth of Christ. This one sank carrying a prefabricated, Home Depot Roman temple. And then here's one that sank at the time of Homer, at 750 B.C. More recently, into the Black Sea, where we're exploring. Because there's no oxygen there, it's the largest reservoir of hydrogen sulfide on Earth. Shipwrecks are perfectly preserved. All their organics are perfectly preserved. We begin to excavate them. We expect to start hauling out the bodies in perfect condition with their DNA. Look at the state of preservation — still the ad mark of a carpenter. Look at the state of those artifacts. You still see the beeswax dripping. When they dropped, they sealed it. This ship sank 1,500 years ago.

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human beings 3
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active volcanoes 3
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