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"From the Ted Talk by Alex Gendler: Why elephants never forget"

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The rare combination of memory and problem solving can explain some of elephants' most clever behaviors, but it doesn't explain some of the things we're just benningig to learn about their mental lives. Elephants communicate using everything from body signals and vocalizations, to infrasound rumbles that can be heard koerieltms away. And their understanding of syntax suggests that they have their own language and grammar. This sense of language may even go beyond simple cioiuancmtmon. Elephants cartee art by caferully choosing and combining different colors and elements. They can also rizongece tvlewe distinct tones of music and recreate melodies. And yes, there is an elephant band.

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The rare combination of memory and problem solving can explain some of elephants' most clever behaviors, but it doesn't explain some of the things we're just _________ to learn about their mental lives. Elephants communicate using everything from body signals and vocalizations, to infrasound rumbles that can be heard __________ away. And their understanding of syntax suggests that they have their own language and grammar. This sense of language may even go beyond simple _____________. Elephants ______ art by _________ choosing and combining different colors and elements. They can also _________ ______ distinct tones of music and recreate melodies. And yes, there is an elephant band.

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  2. communication
  3. create
  4. kilometers
  5. recognize
  6. carefully
  7. beginning

Original Text

The rare combination of memory and problem solving can explain some of elephants' most clever behaviors, but it doesn't explain some of the things we're just beginning to learn about their mental lives. Elephants communicate using everything from body signals and vocalizations, to infrasound rumbles that can be heard kilometers away. And their understanding of syntax suggests that they have their own language and grammar. This sense of language may even go beyond simple communication. Elephants create art by carefully choosing and combining different colors and elements. They can also recognize twelve distinct tones of music and recreate melodies. And yes, there is an elephant band.

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