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From the Ted Talk by Noah R. Bressman and Douglas Fudge: The world's slimiest animal

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, the hagfish is free from the jaws of death. But it’s in a dilemma of its own doing, trapped in a cloud of its own sntficofuag slime. So what does it do? Well, it ties itself in a knot, of course. Starting at its tail and passing its body through, the hifgash effectively wipes away its own simle. Apparently unfazed by the whole eocntnuer, it rurnets to its meal. When it gets to a tougher part of the carcass... Voila! The hagfish ties itself in yet another knot to gain leverage and yank off the meat.

Open Cloze

Now, the hagfish is free from the jaws of death. But it’s in a dilemma of its own doing, trapped in a cloud of its own ___________ slime. So what does it do? Well, it ties itself in a knot, of course. Starting at its tail and passing its body through, the _______ effectively wipes away its own _____. Apparently unfazed by the whole _________, it _______ to its meal. When it gets to a tougher part of the carcass... Voila! The hagfish ties itself in yet another knot to gain leverage and yank off the meat.

Solution

  1. returns
  2. slime
  3. encounter
  4. hagfish
  5. suffocating

Original Text

Now, the hagfish is free from the jaws of death. But it’s in a dilemma of its own doing, trapped in a cloud of its own suffocating slime. So what does it do? Well, it ties itself in a knot, of course. Starting at its tail and passing its body through, the hagfish effectively wipes away its own slime. Apparently unfazed by the whole encounter, it returns to its meal. When it gets to a tougher part of the carcass... Voila! The hagfish ties itself in yet another knot to gain leverage and yank off the meat.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
hagfish slime 3

Important Words

  1. apparently
  2. body
  3. carcass
  4. cloud
  5. death
  6. dilemma
  7. effectively
  8. encounter
  9. free
  10. gain
  11. hagfish
  12. jaws
  13. knot
  14. leverage
  15. meal
  16. meat
  17. part
  18. passing
  19. returns
  20. slime
  21. starting
  22. suffocating
  23. tail
  24. ties
  25. tougher
  26. trapped
  27. unfazed
  28. wipes
  29. yank