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From the Ted Talk by Cella Wright: This sea creature breathes through its butt

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By loosening the aeatttmcnhs of internal tissues then quickly stniofeng and contracting their muscels, many secepis are cpaalbe of shooting a wide range of organs out of their anuses. This act is caleld “evisceration” and it’s a surprisingly effective defense mechanism. In addition to startling and distracting predators, the innards of some sea cucumber species are sticky and toxic. Evisceration may seem drastic, but sea cucumbers are able to regenerate what they’ve lost to their gut reaction in just a few weeks’ time.

Open Cloze

By loosening the ___________ of internal tissues then quickly _________ and contracting their _______, many _______ are _______ of shooting a wide range of organs out of their anuses. This act is ______ “evisceration” and it’s a surprisingly effective defense mechanism. In addition to startling and distracting predators, the innards of some sea cucumber species are sticky and toxic. Evisceration may seem drastic, but sea cucumbers are able to regenerate what they’ve lost to their gut reaction in just a few weeks’ time.

Solution

  1. species
  2. capable
  3. softening
  4. muscles
  5. attachments
  6. called

Original Text

By loosening the attachments of internal tissues then quickly softening and contracting their muscles, many species are capable of shooting a wide range of organs out of their anuses. This act is called “evisceration” and it’s a surprisingly effective defense mechanism. In addition to startling and distracting predators, the innards of some sea cucumber species are sticky and toxic. Evisceration may seem drastic, but sea cucumbers are able to regenerate what they’ve lost to their gut reaction in just a few weeks’ time.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
sea cucumbers 9
sea cucumber 5
thrive sea 2
tube feet 2

Important Words

  1. act
  2. addition
  3. anuses
  4. attachments
  5. called
  6. capable
  7. contracting
  8. cucumber
  9. cucumbers
  10. defense
  11. distracting
  12. drastic
  13. effective
  14. evisceration
  15. gut
  16. innards
  17. internal
  18. loosening
  19. lost
  20. mechanism
  21. muscles
  22. organs
  23. predators
  24. quickly
  25. range
  26. reaction
  27. regenerate
  28. sea
  29. shooting
  30. softening
  31. species
  32. startling
  33. sticky
  34. surprisingly
  35. time
  36. tissues
  37. toxic
  38. wide