Impressive Environment Facts


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1. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, one eight-minute shower wastes 20 gallons of water.
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2. A new study found that babies learn more about an object or environment when they are surprised by it, rather than able to predict it.
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3. The act of blinking suppresses activity in several areas of the brain responsible for detecting environmental changes.

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