in reply to regular expressions on the basis of suffix
If your data is homogeneous, you can use split, if you want, as alternative to regex (use undef to discard the values that are not interesting for you):
$val have the value that you need in this example
Or just the number you need:
There is no Extraterrestrial life
There aren't any suitably capable Extraterrestrials
Interstellar travel is too difficult
We're too uncool / not worth the trouble
What do you mean they haven't visited?
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