Friday, June 14, 2013

5 New Challenging Scrambled Paragraphs

Answers are below the scrambled paragraphs

Do the Neanderthal burials that have been discovered indicate a pre-human religion?

______ (Q) One Neanderthal was found lying on his right side with his head resting on his folded hands at a burial site in Le Moustier, France.

______ (R) There have been many Neanderthal burial sites found across the world and it has been an accepted fact that Neanderthals buried their dead. 

______ (S) Such a position hints to some that the Neanderthals were concerned with his comfort in the afterlife; Yoel Rak, a paleoanthropologist stated, “I doubt they were buried just because they smelled.”

______ (T) On the other hand, many people believe that they buried their dead because they had religious beliefs.

______ (U) However, some people believe that they buried their dead just because they didn’t want animals to eat the carcass or so that they did not have to view the decaying body. 

There is no effective vaccine against malaria.

______ (Q) This includes the use of insecticide-treated mosquito netting and spraying indoor walls with insecticide.

______ (R) Explain to your doctor exactly where you're going: the drugs you're prescribed depend on the level of drug resistance within your area of travel.

______ (S) Two or three months before traveling to an area where malaria is prevalent, talk to your doctor or a tropical disease specialist or visit a travel health clinic to obtain the necessary medications to prevent malaria and to receive travel-related vaccines and information.

______ (T) Beyond the physical means of prevention, most drugs used to treat malaria are also used to prevent it.

______ (U) In countries where the disease is endemic, prevention involves keeping mosquitoes away from humans.

Worker bees occasionally kill their queen.

______ (Q) Generally, it has been thought that bees "balled" strange or introduced queens because the foreign queens did not have the proper "colony" odor.

______ (R) To do this, 15 or 20 worker bees collect about her in a tight ball until she starves.

______ (S) More frequently, they will kill a newly introduced or virgin queen.

______ (T) Even if the ball is broken up, the queen seldom survives and the stimulus is powerful enough that the bees taking part in the queen balling are sometimes subsequently balled by other bees.

______ (U) The reason for balling is probably more complicated that that, because bees occasionally will ball their own queen.

One of Einstein's great insights was to realize that matter and energy are really different forms of the same thing.

 ______ (Q) Matter can be turned into energy, and energy into matter.

 ______ (R) Einstein's formula tells us the amount of energy this mass would be equivalent to, if it were all suddenly turned into energy.

______ (S) This is an incredible amount of energy because one Joule is about the energy released when you drop a textbook to the floor: so the amount of energy in 30 grams of hydrogen atoms is equivalent to burning hundreds of thousands of gallons of gasoline!

______ (T) It says that to find the energy, you multiply the mass by the square of the speed of light, this number being 300,000,000 meters per second (a very large number): 0.111 x 300,000,000 x 300,000,000 = 10,000,000,000,000,000 Joules.

______ (U) For example, consider that in one kilogram of pure water, the mass of hydrogen atoms amounts to just slightly more than 111 grams, or 0.111 kg.

On November 3, 1957, the U.S.S.R. stunned the world with a space sensation - the launch of Sputnik 2 with a live dog on-board.

______ (Q) Recently, several Russian sources revealed that Laika survived in orbit for four days and then died when the cabin overheated.

______ (R) Years after Sputnik 2 burned up in the atmosphere, conflicting scenarios of Laika's death were circulating in the West.

______ (S) The Soviet press boasted about the 250-pound object equipped with a cabin, providing all the necessary life support for a dog named Laika.

______ (T) But many details of what happened to the mission have only recently been revealed.

______ (U) However, the Soviets admitted soon after the launch that the spacecraft would not return, meaning that the animal was doomed from the start.



Neanderthals: 41532

Malaria: 25431

Queen: 32154

Einstein: 13542

Laika: 54213