Interesting Facts for Students
Notable Points for Students
God created human beings for the following reasons:
To know Him
To love Him
To serve Him
To be happy with Him forever
Our first parent, Adam and Eve enjoyed a life of complete happiness before they committed sin. They never knew what pain nor sorrow was until they disobeyed God. In short, both were perfect beings until they committed the sin of disobedience against God.
Disobedience may simple be defined as the failure to obey rules, command or someone in authority.
Adam and Eve were the first human beings to disobey God.
Adam and Eve were able to commit sin (disobey God's command) because God had given them that special gift of free will.
The events written in Genesis 3:1-13 presents the story of the first human disobedience.
Now the snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made. The snake asked the woman, 'Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?'
Moral Lesson: The devil can come in any form and can tempt any man, woman, boy or girl, as far as he or she is of the age of reasoning.
Sometimes, satan creeps into one's life by asking simple questions. Notice that the snake (satan) did exactly this when it approached Eve to tempt her. To this end, we need to be at alert prayerfully because the evil one can tempt any human in any situation, place and at any point in time
Computer hardware is the collection of physical parts of a computer system.
Physical parts of a computer are those parts that you can see and touch. It may also be referred to as the 'equipment of the computer'.
When the computer case is opened (with a screwdriver), one would see the different hardware components inside of it. It's important to state that some other hardware components are present outside the computer case; and these are termed peripherals.
Below are hardware components seen inside the computer case:
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
Power supply Unit (PSU)
Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slots
Network Interface Card (NIC)
Random Access Memory (RAM)
Solid State Drive (SSD)
Optical Disc Drives (external present)
USB port, PS2 port, Ethernet port and other ports
Expansion Ports / Slots
Hardware components seen outside the computer case are called peripherals. The peripherals are grouped into the following:
Input devices: They provide information to the computer.
Output devices: Brings out information from the computer.
Storage devices: They store information or data.
Below are examples of some peripherals:
Touch Pad (input)
Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drive or memory card (storage)
Hard disc drive (storage)
A prepayment is somewhat an opposition to deferred payment. This is true because the concept of prepayment oversees that the buyer makes payment beforehand and must wait to enjoy whatever had been paid for after some significant time had elapse.
In short, you can think of a prepayment as 'paying in advance'. An example is when a tenant pays in advance to a landlord for an apartment yet to be used. Another example is an online payment for items yet to be received.
Deferred payment is defined as a future payment eventually made after a buyer receives goods and services without an initial payment. Think of it as the: 'buy now, pay later' type of transaction.
From the perspective of the seller, the money yet to be received after the supply of goods or services is called an accrued revenue, unrealized revenue or accrued assets.
According to the buyer, the money yet to be paid after the delivery of goods or services is called an accrued expense. For instance, a company that owes employees salary can be said to have an accrued expense.
For an item to be considered a commodity, it must satisfy three conditions. These are:
It must be standardized. In the case of agricultural commodities, they must be in their unprocessed state.
It must be usable upon delivery
The price of a commodity item must vary.
A commodity market can therefore be defined a place where people buy and sell homogenous goods in large quantities.
Homogeneous goods are products that essentially have the same physical characteristics (or qualities) as similar products from other brands.
It is noteworthy to state that foreign currencies, data and bandwidth have all been included as part of today's commodity markets. In this regard, a commodity market will always have it's own set of rules and regulations.
If we have water of 100OC in an aluminium cup whose temperature is the same as that of its surrounding; let’s say 22OC; We will observe the followings:
The temperature of water inside the aluminum cup will begin to decrease from its initial 100OC.
The temperature of the aluminium cup will increase from its previous 22OC.
After some time, the temperature of the water, aluminium cup and the surrounding will become the same.
From the above instance, it can be deduced that the heat present in the water molecules are first transferred to the aluminium cup and subsequently to the surrounding.
Heat from water >> Aluminium Cup >> Surrounding
Meanwhile, understand that aluminium is a metal; and metals are good conductors of heat.
Eventually, the system (water and aluminum cup) together with the surrounding reaches the same temperature; and the heat transfer ceases. It is at this point that the water, aluminium cup and the surroundings are said to have reached a thermal equilibrium.
Heat is never static. It is always transferred and thus: an object will increase its temperature by gaining heat energy from its surroundings while another object will simultaneously decrease its temperature by losing its heat energy to the surroundings. For this reason, we may also define temperature as:
The measure or ability of an object or substance to transfer heat energy to another object or substance.
The higher the temperature, the greater the ability of an object or substance to transfer heat. Conversely, the lower the temperature, the greater the tendency of an object to receive the transferred heat.
The point is: 'for heat to be transferred, we must have systems or objects or substances with varying temperatures
The average distance between the earth and the sun is about 149.6 million kilometers. It will take the earth 365 one-quarter days (or 1 year) to make a complete orbit (or revolve) round the sun. This process is termed the revolution of the earth.
The revolution of the earth is responsible for the seasonal changes we experience here (on earth). In Nigeria and Africa at large, these are the rainy and dry seasons. In Europe, these are spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons. Similarly, the United States of America have got the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons respectively.
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Cockroach is the fastest land animal on six legs
Like humans, all apes laugh when tickled
Antibiotics fights and kills bacteria. However, they do nothing to a virus
The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada. It has a length of 1,895,807.232 meters or 1,178 miles
The only English word with five consecutive vowels is 'queueing'
The dot on the top of letter ‘i’ is called a tittle
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
The sentence below uses every letter in the English alphabet:
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Plastic and Glass can decompose, but not in our lifetimes. It takes an average time of 450 years for plastics to decompose. As for the decomposition of glasses, it takes about 4,000 years
The upper front teeth are missing in giraffes. Meanwhile, like an adult human, a fully grown giraffe has 32 teeth but most are positioned at the back of their mouth
The reason the Leaning Tower of Pisa is tilted is the same reason it's still standing
All insects have six legs. However, dragonfly has six legs but can't walk
Slugs have four noses
Most insects hatch from egg but aphids give birth to their young alive
The chin is defined as the protruding part of the face below the mouth, formed by the apex of the lower lip. It is shown below:
Interestingly, humans are the only animals with chin
With regards to size, the sun is so big when compared to earth. In fact, a million earth would fit inside of it
Bats aren't birds, rather, they are mammals. Infact, they are the second largest order of mammals after rodents. We have over 1,400 species of bat. Globally, they make up about 20% of all classified mammal species
99% of a panda's diet is bamboo. They may eat fish or other small animals occasionally
Abraham Lincoln, the great human emancipator, freedom fighter and 16th American president was popular for the saying:
Government of the people, by the people and for the people
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America was a professional wrestler before he assumed the office of the American President. Interestingly, he was only defeated once in his wrestling career
Pound cake (a type of cake) is traditionally made with each of four ingredients weighing a pound. The ingredients are: one pound of flour, one pound of butter, one pound of eggs, and one pound of sugar respectively. This is why it's called a pound cake
When attacked by insects, lima beans plant will often command parasitic wasps to their defence.
When the leaves of the lima bean's leaves are eaten by insects, the plant gives off a substance that signals parasitic wasps to swam in, destroying its enemies (the leaf-eating insects) in the process
Ripe cranberries will bounce like a ball. For this reason, they are nicknamed 'bounceberries'. They will also float in water
Ice cream was once called cream ice
Pumice is a rock that floats on water
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Test Your Knowledge
A measurement of how much the velocity of an object changes with time is termed _____.
E. Velocity-Time graph
F. Average velocity
Which of the following differentiates velocity from speed?
F. Distance and Time
FA = -FB
FA is the action force while FB is the reaction force.
The above statement expresses _____.
A. Force and Acceleration
B. Force and Gravity
C. Force and Momentum
D. Newton's first law of motion
E. Newton's second law of motion
F. Newton's third law of motion
The following are solutions to atmospheric pollution except _____.
A. Putting in place laws that discourages afforestation
B. Prohibition of bush burning
C. Implementation of vehicular checks and maintenance on roads
D. Industries should be located away from residential areas
E. Solar and wind energies should be considered as alternative sources of energy
F. Improved use of nitrogen fertilizers should be encouraged
In commerce, which of the following is false with regards to a commodity?
A. A commodity must always have a market value
B. Rendered services are also instances of commodities
C. Products applicable to commodities can be bought or sold with money
D. A commodity must be standardized
E. A commodity must be usable upon delivery
F. Commodities can be traded in the futures market
Answer true of false with regards to the sentence below:
'Humility' is a noun and 'Humble' is an adjective
A part of a sentence or clause that contains a verb and something concerning the subject within that sentence is termed a/an _____.
C. Adverbial clause
D. Adverbial phrase
E. Half clause
F. Body of adverbial clause
The _____ spectrometry experiment conducted on isotopic elements gave a confirmation for the existence of isotopes.
D. Number of moles
F. Amount of substance
John Dalton's first atomic theory was modified based on a discovery made by _____.
A. Sir Isaac Newton
B. Albert Einstein
E. Boyle and Charles
F. Gay Lussac
Marital separation may also be termed as divorce.
Which of the following is not a characteristic of the two-party system?
A. It is democratic in nature
B. There isn't a third party
C. The two parties are always dominant in the political terrain
D. The president must emerge from one of both parties
E. It encourages freedom of expression at the press
F. It presents a choice of candidates to the people
In a two-party system, only 2 political parties are present in countries where they are practised.
A thin continuous line is used for representing the followings except _____.
B. Hatching lines
C. Long breaks
D. Diagonal line used to state plane surfaces
E. Leader lines
F. Back section lines
In a food chain, the primary consumers are classified under trophic level _____.
A legal process through which a citizen of one country gains citizenship into another country is termed _____.
A. International pass
B. Residential pass
E. Green card
A total estimation of a person's character and quality especially by those who know such person is termed _____.
B. Individual assessment
F. Cross examination
An accounting system focused primarily on a balanced debit and credit side is termed _____.
A. Ledger system
B. Journal system
C. Double entry system
D. Balance sheet system
E. Principle of accounting system
F. Balanced accounting system
With regards to money, which of the following statement is incorrect?
A. Money is crucial for the survival of every human being
B. Money is completely advantageous
C. Money is defined as anything that is generally accepted as a medium of exchange
D. Monopoly is said to exist when money and wealth exists in the hands of a few
E. Excess money in an economy can lead to inflation
F. When a person receives money that isn't commensurate with the job he or she had done, then that's underemployment
Vaccination involves a process of introducing pathogens or germs into a person in order to prevent such person from the diseases they cause.
With regards to the human health, foreign bodies are best regarded as _____.
A. International bodies