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"From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers"

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Now deceit carries on through the plant kingdom. This fwloer with its black dots: they might look like black dots to us, but if I tell you, to a male insect of the right species, that looks like two females who are really, really hot to trot. (Laughter) And when the insect gets there and lands on it, dousing itself in pleoln, of course, that it's going to take to another plant, if you look at the every-home-should-have-one snnnaicg electron mrospcioce picture, you can see that there are actually some patterning there, which is three-dimensional. So it probably even feels good for the insect, as well as looking good.

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Now deceit carries on through the plant kingdom. This ______ with its black dots: they might look like black dots to us, but if I tell you, to a male insect of the right species, that looks like two females who are really, really hot to trot. (Laughter) And when the insect gets there and lands on it, dousing itself in ______, of course, that it's going to take to another plant, if you look at the every-home-should-have-one ________ electron __________ picture, you can see that there are actually some patterning there, which is three-dimensional. So it probably even feels good for the insect, as well as looking good.

Solution

  1. scanning
  2. flower
  3. pollen
  4. microscope

Original Text

Now deceit carries on through the plant kingdom. This flower with its black dots: they might look like black dots to us, but if I tell you, to a male insect of the right species, that looks like two females who are really, really hot to trot. (Laughter) And when the insect gets there and lands on it, dousing itself in pollen, of course, that it's going to take to another plant, if you look at the every-home-should-have-one scanning electron microscope picture, you can see that there are actually some patterning there, which is three-dimensional. So it probably even feels good for the insect, as well as looking good.

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flowering plants 3
scanning electron 3
yellow flowers 3
ultraviolet light 3

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scanning electron microscope 3

Important Words

  1. black
  2. carries
  3. deceit
  4. dots
  5. dousing
  6. electron
  7. feels
  8. females
  9. flower
  10. good
  11. hot
  12. insect
  13. kingdom
  14. lands
  15. laughter
  16. male
  17. microscope
  18. patterning
  19. picture
  20. plant
  21. pollen
  22. scanning
  23. species
  24. trot