01. Crabs eat decaying matter, [thereby] helping to clean up the ocean.
02. In nature, predators generally prey on the young, sick or weak in a group, [thereby] keeping the species as a whole strong and healthy.
03. One way to minimize a hang-over is to drink a couple of glasses of water after each alcoholic drink, [thereby] preventing dehydration.
04. The huge fast-food chains generally pay their workers low wages, [thereby] helping to depress wages for workers in the entire trade.
05. The Japanese monster Godzilla can fly by firing a blast of energy from his mouth, [thereby] projecting himself backwards through space.
06. Combining several errands into one trip can help you reduce the amount of gas you use, [thereby] helping you to reduce air pollution.
07. Solon, the ruler of Attica (639-559 B.C.), made it illegal to export figs out of Greece, [thereby] making sure there were plenty for his citizens.
08. Eric Clapton has been able to adapt himself to the changing fashions of rock music, and [thereby] remain consistently popular.
09. In 1735, a New York editor was acquitted of libel, [thereby] establishing the concept of freedom of the press.
10. Martin Luther King once said that to accept passively an unjust system is to cooperate with that system; [thereby] the oppressed become the oppressor.
11. Mozart once remarked that music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and [thereby] always remain music.
12. William Shakespeare wrote, "And so, from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot, and [thereby] hangs a tale."
13. In 1976, he won the gold medal in the Olympics, [thereby] achieving his greatest goal in sport.
14. Recent research shows that hurricanes spur the growth of plankton in our oceans by stirring up the water, [thereby] bringing food and plankton to the surface where sunlight allows these tiny plants to bloom.
15. A bat uses an echo system, whereby it sends out a sound which strikes a target, and then bounces back to the bat, [thereby] letting it know what lies ahead.
16. Predators have a beneficial effect on the health of their prey, in that they often eat the old or diseased animals, [thereby] keeping the species strong.

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