Quotes for students
Amazing facts for Students
An adult human being is composed of about 60% water. In fact, a newly born baby is composed of about 80% of water. This will drop to 65% after a year and finally to about 60% as the child ages
555 in Thailand should sound like “hahaha”. This is because the word 5 means “ha” in Thailand
Gold and copper are the only two non-silvery colored metals. Please read some interesting facts about gold here
10! Actually means 10 factorial.
10! = 10 x 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 3628800
3628800 seconds is the same as 42 days
42 days is the same as 6 weeks
When you multiply 111,111,111 by 111,111,111; the result equals 12,345,678,987,654,321
Without saliva, food can never be enjoyed. Food becomes tasteless since saliva is needed to dissolve the chemicals present in food onto the tongue’s taste buds.
Saliva also contains an enzyme called salivary amylase or "ptyalin" which helps to digest cooked starch to maltose. Maltose is a double sugar or disaccharide. Please read on sugars here
Every planet has its own unique gravitational force, for instance, Mars has a gravity of 3.711 m/s2 while earth’s gravitational force is 9.807m/s2. Please read on gravity here
Copper is the only metal that is naturally antibacterial. This is why you would see some children carry copper water bottles to school
Water actually freezes faster when it’s warm than when it’s cold
The first menu item when McDonald's commenced was actually "Hot Dogs" and not "Hamburgers"
The big five tech companies are GOOGLE, AMAZON, FACEBOOK, APPLE and MICROSOFT
Volkswagen group of companies own some of the top cars of the world. These are Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini and Porsche
Instabul is a city in Turkey. It's the only city that lies between two continents. Instabul lies between Europe and Asia
Amazon is an e-commerce website launched in 1995. It did not make any profit for its first seven years.
Amazon's first profit was in 2003. Its founder "Jeff Bezos" is the richest man in the world as at 2018/2019
When two metals are put together in space, they will stick together as if they are welded. This phenomenon is called cold welding
It is believed that the Amazon rainforest is responsible for producing about 20% of earth's oxygen.
Please read on tropical rainforest here.
Most element in their pure state exists physically in different forms. For instance, pure carbon can exist as both diamond and graphite. This phenomenon is called allotropy.
Please read on modification of Dalton's atomic theory here.
The fastest animal on land is Cheetah. It can reach a maximum speed of about 113km per hour.
Please read on motion, speed, velocity and acceeration here
It is believed that Bookkeeping is the only English word to contain three sets of double letters repeatedly.please read our article on bookkeeping vs Accounting here
The middle part of the earth or (center of the earth) is actually hotter than the sun
Motivational quotes for Students
You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue - Joel Osteen
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something - Plato
An unexamined life is not worth living - Socrates
The sum total of your life will be based on the choices you have made
You have got nothing to remember when you tell the truth
Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Here is a question you need to ask yourself.
How much are my willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?
Be the reason someone smiles today
The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things that unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face - John Paul DeJoria
The secret of my success is a two word answer: "Know people" - Harvey S. Firestone
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success - Henry Ward Beecher
Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning - Bill Gates
No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. Napoleon Hill
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success - Bo Bennett
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself - Mark Caine
Through perseverance, many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure - Benjamin Disraeli
The biggest mistake one could ever make is to be too afraid to make one
A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because it trust NOT in the branch but in its own wings
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently – Henry Ford
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out – Robert Collier
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them – John Ruskin
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hardwork – Horace
In prosperity, our friends know us, in adversity, we know our friends – John Churton Collins
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend - Theophratus
I must respect the opinion of others even if I disagree with them – Herber Herry Lehman
You can best reward a liar by believing nothing of what he says – Aristippus
The pen is mightier than the sword - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The fellow that agrees to everything you say is either a fool or ready to skin you - Kin Aubbard
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour - Truman Capote
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do - Pele
Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You have to keep going - Chantal Sutherland
They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in the home, school, or anyplace - Malala Yousafzai
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success – Dale Carnegie
The only metal that exist as liquid at room temperature is _____.
ANSWER is Mercury
Mercury is a liquid metal at room temperature. Its chemical symbol is Hg. The name mercury comes from its Greek name, hydrargyrum, which means "liquid silver" . Mercury has an atomic number of 80. Please read on the periodic table of elements here
The element mercury is also considered to be named after the fastest-moving planet in the solar system. You can read on solar system here.
All plants are crops.
TRUE or FALSE
ANSWER is false
All plants are NOT crops; for instance Iroko is a plant but not a crop. The correct statement should be “all crops are plants”. Please read the difference between plants and crops here
Chemical digestion of carbohydrate (cooked starch) begins in the _____.
ANSWER is Mouth
The digestion of carbohydrate (cooked starch) begins in the mouth through an enzyme called salivary amylase (formerly called ptyalin) found in the saliva. This enzyme breaks down the starch present in carbohydrates into maltose. Maltose is a disaccharide. Please read on sugars and disaccharide here.
Note: With regards to digestion, chemical digestion is emphasized. We also have mechanical digestion which involves the grinding action of the teeth.