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From the Ted Talk by Carin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning

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Penile disivrety is especially profuse. So this is a paper nitualus. It's a close relative of squid and octopus, and males have a hectocotylus. Just what is a hectocotylus? A detachable, swimming penis. It leaves the [body of the male], finds the female through pheromonal cues in the water, aetchats itself to her body and deposits the sperm. For many decades, bolgoiitss actually felt that the hectocotylus was a separate organism altogether. Now, the tapir is a mammal from sutoh America. And the tapir has a pieehrnsle penis. It actually has a lveel of dxtetiery in its penis much akin to what we have with our hands. And it uses this dexterity to bypass the vagina altogether and deposit sperm directly into the female's uterus, not to mention it's a pretty good size. The biggest penis in the ainaml kingdom, however, is not that of the tapir. The biggest penis-to-body-size ratio in the animal kingdom actually bolnegs to the meager beach barnacle, and this video is actually showing you what the human pines would look like if it were the same size as that of a barnacle. (Laughter) Mm-hm. (Laughter)

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Penile _________ is especially profuse. So this is a paper ________. It's a close relative of squid and octopus, and males have a hectocotylus. Just what is a hectocotylus? A detachable, swimming penis. It leaves the [body of the male], finds the female through pheromonal cues in the water, ________ itself to her body and deposits the sperm. For many decades, __________ actually felt that the hectocotylus was a separate organism altogether. Now, the tapir is a mammal from _____ America. And the tapir has a __________ penis. It actually has a _____ of _________ in its penis much akin to what we have with our hands. And it uses this dexterity to bypass the vagina altogether and deposit sperm directly into the female's uterus, not to mention it's a pretty good size. The biggest penis in the ______ kingdom, however, is not that of the tapir. The biggest penis-to-body-size ratio in the animal kingdom actually _______ to the meager beach barnacle, and this video is actually showing you what the human _____ would look like if it were the same size as that of a barnacle. (Laughter) Mm-hm. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. diversity
  2. attaches
  3. dexterity
  4. level
  5. biologists
  6. nautilus
  7. south
  8. prehensile
  9. belongs
  10. animal
  11. penis

Original Text

Penile diversity is especially profuse. So this is a paper nautilus. It's a close relative of squid and octopus, and males have a hectocotylus. Just what is a hectocotylus? A detachable, swimming penis. It leaves the [body of the male], finds the female through pheromonal cues in the water, attaches itself to her body and deposits the sperm. For many decades, biologists actually felt that the hectocotylus was a separate organism altogether. Now, the tapir is a mammal from South America. And the tapir has a prehensile penis. It actually has a level of dexterity in its penis much akin to what we have with our hands. And it uses this dexterity to bypass the vagina altogether and deposit sperm directly into the female's uterus, not to mention it's a pretty good size. The biggest penis in the animal kingdom, however, is not that of the tapir. The biggest penis-to-body-size ratio in the animal kingdom actually belongs to the meager beach barnacle, and this video is actually showing you what the human penis would look like if it were the same size as that of a barnacle. (Laughter) Mm-hm. (Laughter)

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Important Words

  1. akin
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  26. hectocotylus
  27. human
  28. kingdom
  29. laughter
  30. leaves
  31. level
  32. male
  33. males
  34. mammal
  35. meager
  36. mention
  37. nautilus
  38. octopus
  39. organism
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  41. penile
  42. penis
  43. pheromonal
  44. prehensile
  45. pretty
  46. profuse
  47. ratio
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  50. showing
  51. size
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  56. tapir
  57. uterus
  58. vagina
  59. video
  60. water