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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
What Every student should know
Certain words in English language appear to be similar but are quite different in meaning.
The table below shows some examples
You can check out the difference in meanings of the words above.
Note: Synonyms are different words with similar meanings. Please read on synonyms here.
Some words always exist in the plural form. Examples of such words are:
The United Nations has six principal organs or arms. These are
United Nations (UN) is the world body set up to promote peace and unity among the countries of the world. It officially came into existence on the 24th day of October, 1945 after it had been ratified by five permanent members of the Security Council and by the other 46 signatories. These permanent members are:
In total, the numerical strength of the United Nations at its inception was fifty one (51) States
All fruits have seeds. There is nothing like a naturally occurring seedless fruit. Even banana, coconut and pineapple have all got seeds.
The first African and Black man to win the prestigious Noble price for Literature is Professor Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka in 1986
Professor Wole Soyinka is the first African laureate
The gas used in the manufacture of food by plants is Carbon dioxide or Carbon(IV)oxide or CO2.
Plants manufacture food through a process called photosynthesis. Please read on photosynthesis here
Note: Plants are the only orgnisms that take away CO2 from the atmosphere
The Headquarter of United Nations is in New York City. It is located in the Turtle Bay Neighborhood of Manhattan
Circumference in mathematics means the distance around the edge of a circle (or a another curverd surface).
Perimeter means the distance around a square or rectangle or polygon.
Circumference is to circle or any other curved surface
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Perimeter is to square or rectangle or polygon
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The four elements of the marketing mix are usually referred to as the 4 “P”. These are:
Think of marketing mix as the set of marketing tools that an industry or company uses to drive or accomplish its marketing objectives in the target market
Possessive adjective tells you the owner of a thing. For instance;
This is his car.
“His” in the above statement is describing him as the owner of the car; and this makes “his” a possessive adjective.
That is your bag.
“Your” is a possessive adjective in the above statement.
Note: An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
Possessive pronouns show possession. A possessive pronoun will always correspond to with each of the personal pronouns. For Instance
I own the book. (“I” is a personal pronoun)
The book is mine. (“Mine” is the possessive pronoun)
She owns a car. (“She” is a personal pronoun)
The car is hers. (“Hers” is the possessive pronoun)
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