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  1. Your sympathetic nervous system kicks in when when you begin to blush. 00:33

  2. Some scientists believe blushing evolved as a trait to help us survive and communicate socially. 01:22

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  1. Pluto is smaller than 9 moons in the Milky Way galaxy. 01:32

  2. Pluto was discovered in 1930. 02:55

  3. Pluto was re-categorized as an object in the Kuiper Belt, alongside other icy orbs. 03:33

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  1. Sunscreen helps protect our skin against UVA and UVB rays. 00:01

  2. Although UVB rays are not as potent as UVA rays, they are the central cause of sunburning and tanning. 00:55

  3. The fairer your skin tone (or if you burn easily), the higher your SPF should be. 02:52

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