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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

Biology

555 in Thailand should sound like “hahaha”. This is because the word 5 means “ha” in Thailand

Mathematics

Gold and copper are the only two non-silvery colored metals. Please read some interesting facts about gold here

Chemistry

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

Mathematics

When you multiply 111,111,111 by 111,111,111; the result equals 12,345,678,987,654,321

Mathematics

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

Biology

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/s2Please read on gravity here

Physics

Copper is the only metal that is naturally antibacterial. This is why you would see some children carry copper water bottles to school

Chemistry

Water actually freezes faster when it’s warm than when it’s cold

Chemistry

The first menu item when McDonald's commenced was actually "Hot Dogs" and not "Hamburgers"

Home Economics

The big five tech companies are GOOGLE, AMAZON, FACEBOOK, APPLE and MICROSOFT

Please read on Notable dates on internet evolution here.

ICT

Volkswagen group of companies own some of the top cars of the world. These are Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini and Porsche

Basic Technology

Instabul is a city in Turkey. It's the only city that lies between two continents. Instabul lies between Europe and Asia

Geography

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

Commerce

When two metals are put together in space, they will stick together as if they are welded. This phenomenon is called cold welding

Physics

It is believed that the Amazon rainforest is responsible for producing about 20% of earth's oxygen.
Please read on tropical rainforest here.

Geography

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.

Chemistry

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

Physics

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

Accounts

The middle part of the earth or (center of the earth) is actually hotter than the sun

Geography


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

 Childlike

 Childish

 Stimulus

 Stimulant

 Destructible

 Destructive

 Negligible

 Negligent

 Comprehensible

 Comprehensive

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.

English

Some words always exist in the plural form. Examples of such words are:

  • Scissors
  • Shears
  • Alms
  • News
  • Trousers

English

The United Nations has six principal organs or arms. These are

  1. The General Assembly
  2. The Security Council
  3. The Economic and Social Council
  4. The Trusteeship
  5. The International Court of Justice
  6. The Secretariat

Social Studies

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:

  1. United States of America
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Soviet Union
  4. Republic of China
  5. France

In total, the numerical strength of the United Nations at its inception was fifty one (51) States

Social Studies

All fruits have seeds. There is nothing like a naturally occurring seedless fruit. Even banana, coconut and pineapple have all got seeds.

Basic Science

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

History

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

Biology

The Headquarter of United Nations is in New York City. It is located in the Turtle Bay Neighborhood of Manhattan

Social Studies

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

Image Credit: Ducksters

Perimeter is to square or rectangle or polygon

Image Credit: Maths is Fun

Mathematics

The four elements of the marketing mix are usually referred to as the 4 “P”. These are:

  1. Product: Anything thing that satisfies a consumer’s need is referred to as a product. Product may come in the form of manufactured goods, raw materials or services.
  2. Price: Price is defined as the exchange value of goods and services supplied. In simple terms, it serves as a mechanism of exchange.
  3. Promotion: It involves all the processes that concerns with how business organizations should inform their customers about its product. If done properly, the demand of product will be increased. Promotions can take the form of advertising, search engine optimization, social media marketing, trade fairs exhibition and so on.
  4. Place: The place as a marketing mix concerns variables such as location and transport facility where the distribution of goods and services take place.

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

Commerce

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.

English

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)

English





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