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From the Ted Talk by Frans Lanting: The story of life in photographs

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Birds witnessed the egcrneeme of flowering plants. Water lilies were among the first. Plants began to diversify and grew, turning into trees. In ariatslua, a lily tenurd into a grass tree, and in Hawaii, a daisy became a silver sword. In Africa, Gondwana molded Proteas. But when that ancient continent broke up, life got luhser. Tropical rainforests arose, sparking new layers of interdependence. fgnui multiplied. Orchids emerged, genitalia shaped to lure insects ... a trick shared by the largest flower on Earth. Co-evolution eentiwnd insects and bdris and plants forever. When birds can't fly, they become vulnerable. Kiwis are, and so are these hawks taerppd near Antarctica.

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Birds witnessed the _________ of flowering plants. Water lilies were among the first. Plants began to diversify and grew, turning into trees. In _________, a lily ______ into a grass tree, and in Hawaii, a daisy became a silver sword. In Africa, Gondwana molded Proteas. But when that ancient continent broke up, life got ______. Tropical rainforests arose, sparking new layers of interdependence. _____ multiplied. Orchids emerged, genitalia shaped to lure insects ... a trick shared by the largest flower on Earth. Co-evolution ________ insects and _____ and plants forever. When birds can't fly, they become vulnerable. Kiwis are, and so are these hawks _______ near Antarctica.

Solution

  1. trapped
  2. entwined
  3. birds
  4. turned
  5. lusher
  6. emergence
  7. australia
  8. fungi

Original Text

Birds witnessed the emergence of flowering plants. Water lilies were among the first. Plants began to diversify and grew, turning into trees. In Australia, a lily turned into a grass tree, and in Hawaii, a daisy became a silver sword. In Africa, Gondwana molded Proteas. But when that ancient continent broke up, life got lusher. Tropical rainforests arose, sparking new layers of interdependence. Fungi multiplied. Orchids emerged, genitalia shaped to lure insects ... a trick shared by the largest flower on Earth. Co-evolution entwined insects and birds and plants forever. When birds can't fly, they become vulnerable. Kiwis are, and so are these hawks trapped near Antarctica.

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