Wednesday, April 19

Short Definitions of Commonly-Used Government Terms

Government simply means the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed. This act of governing the activities by which government policies are made and implemented has different forms of governance.

Thus, the governance of nations differs significantly based on who has power. And power takes on different forms in different societies.

Below is a collection of the commonly-used terms of government, with concise definitions:
1.        Democracy: This is the government of the people, for the people and by the people.
2.        Autocracy: This is the government ruled by sovereign (i.e. a single individual) with uncontrolled authority.
3.        Aristocracy: This is the government controlled by the nobles (i.e. the most powerful members of a society).
4.        Bureaucracy: This is the government ruled by department of state. It is also known as red-tapism.
5.        Oligarchy: This is the government ruled by the few for the interest of the few.
6.        Plutocracy: This the government ruled by wealthy people in the society.
7.        Hierarchy: This is the government ruled by a ranked body; by priests or religion leaders.
8.        Theocracy: This is the government ruled through divine guidance.
9.        Episcopacy: This is the government of the church ruled by bishop.
10.  Stratocracy: This is the government ruled by the military officers.
11.  Kakistocracy: This is the government ruled by worse citizen(s).
12.  Monarchy: This is the government ruled by one individual (i.e. an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority).
13.  Anarchy: This is the government ruled by none (i.e. a state of lawlessness and disorder which is usually resulting from a failure of government).
14.  Kleptocracy: This is the government ruled by the thieves.
15.  Meritocracy: This is the government ruled by the meritorious (i.e. a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects).
16.  Technocracy: This is the government ruled by the technical experts or scientists.

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Thursday, February 2

63 Cool Facts You Need to Know

The following is a collection of sixty three (63) cool facts you ought to know:

1.        Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.
2.        Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand – an hour hand.
3.        Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
4.        In Alaska, it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they are moose hunting.
5.        In ancient Egypt, the only person who was allowed to wear cotton was the high priest.
6.        In America, you’ll see an average of 500 advertisements a day.
7.        In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
8.        In 1989, the space shuttle discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit.
9.        China was the first country to use paper money.
10.  There is only one word in English language with three consecutive sets of double letters – “bookkeeper”.
11.  There are more telephones than people in Washington DC.
12.  It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.
13.  The state of Florida in the U.S. is bigger than England.
14.  The average woman produces twenty five thousand quarts of spit in a lifetime enough to fill two swimming pools.
15.  The average person can live about a month without eating any food but can only live about a week without water.
16.  You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV.
17.  You forget 80% of what you learn each day.
18.  70% of poor people in the world are females.
19.  The most pushups ever performed in one day were forty six thousand and one.
20.  Over seven billion dollars a year is spent on chocolate by consumers worldwide.
21.  4.5 pounds of sunlight strikes the earth each day.
22.  Monopoly is the bestselling board game in the world.
23.  In deep space, most lubricants will disappear.
24.  In one grain of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it.
25.  In post adverts, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.
26.  The average cow produces forty glasses of milk each day.
27.  One tree can filter up to 60 pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
28.  Each year, 50000 earthquakes take place on this planet.
29.  You can lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
30.  Golfers use an estimated eight hundred million dollars’ worth of golf balls annually.
31.  A word or sentence that is the same front and back e.g. racecar, kayak, etc. is called a palindrome.
32.  The plastic things on the hand of shoe laces are called aglets.
33.  The smallest breed of dogs is the Chihuahuas.
34.  The word “Karate” means ‘empty hand’.
35.  Of the 206 bones in the human body, 52 are in the feet.
36.  The number of atoms in a pound of iron is nearly 5 trillion trillion i.e. 4,891,500,000,000,000,000,000,000.
37.  The number 2520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 without having a fractional leftover.
38.  There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, motherlands.
39.  A whole library floor of books can be stored on fifty gigabytes.
40.  A marine catfish can taste with any part of its body.
41.  A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch; he will not eat until his young are born which may take several weeks.
42.  If you keep a gold fish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
43.  Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world.
44.  Two hundred and fifteen jeans can be made with one bale of curtain.
45.  A snail can sleep for three years.
46.  Panama is the only place in the whole world where someone can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean, and set on the Atlantic.
47.  Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
48.  The total number of steps in the Eiffel tower is 1,600.
49.  Absolutely pure gold is son soft that it can be molded with the hands.
50.  Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning.
51.  Butterflies smell with their feet.
52.  Giraffes are unable to cough.
53.  A monkey was over tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Beud, Indiana.
54.  A rattle snake fangs fold inward when it’s mouth fold inward when its mouth is closed so it doesn’t bite itself.
55.  Over two hundred varieties of watermelon are grown in the USA.
56.  Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
57.  Paul Hunns holds the record for the loudest burp which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chain saw.
58.  Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.
59.  The reason flamingos are pink is that they eat shrimps which have a red pigment.
60.  During your life time, you will eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.
61.  Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.
62.  Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera while green makes you look smaller.
63.  The giant squid is the largest creature without a backbone. It weighs up to 2.5 tons and grows up to 55 feet long. Its eye is a foot or more in diameter.

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Thursday, January 12

Walking with God to Become Fruitful

Text: Genesis 17:1 & 2

For every Christian to become fruitful in life, it’s a must that we all walk with God. Noah walked with God and his life was fruitful.


How One Can Walk with God to Become Fruitful
Fruitfulness has a tagged price that must be paid by anyone that is aiming to become fruitful in life which include but not limited to the following:
1.     Sacrifice your time for God (Lev. 26:2)
2.     Be a sheep for God (Psalm 23:1)
3.     Let your salvation be genuine
4.     By obeying His command (Lev. 26:3-7)
5.     You must be a witness for Him (Acts 1:8)
6.     Live your life to please God always

To live a fruitful life is not what you wish for yourself but it is what God expects from every man as a Christian or Christian to be.

It is a mandate by God to every Christian on earth to become fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:22; 8:17).

When you walk in His ways, He will make you fruitful and prosper you (Col. 1:10).

Conclusively, walking with God to become fruitful is not a matter of choice but it is the right thing to do for as long as you are called to be fruitful, your life must reflect fruitfulness.

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Sunday, January 8

50 Literary Words Use for Places

Place is a very general word for talking about where something or someone is, which can be simply referred to as a space or area. For example, a particular point on a surface or a room, building, town, city, etc.

Hence, it is any area or apartment that is set aside for a particular purpose.

50 Literary Words Use for Places

Below is a collection of fifty (50) literary words commonly used for places, with concise meanings:
1.        A place where animals are butchered is called Abattoir.
2.        A place on a farm where milk is kept and butter and cheese are made is called Dairy.
3.        A place where money is coined by authority of government is called Mint.
4.        A place where medicines and medical supplies are dispensed is called Dispensary.
5.        A place where scientific experiments are carried out is called Laboratory.
6.        A place designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena is called Observatory.
7.        A place where orphans are dwelling for proper care is called Orphanage.
8.        A place where things are deposited for storage or safekeeping is called Repository.
9.        A place where plates, dishes, pots and other utensils are washed up is called Scullery.
10.  A place where people obtain food and refreshment is called Restaurant.
11.  A place frequently for reasons of pleasure or health is called Resort.
12.  A place where travellers are lodging overnight is called Inn or Hotel.
13.  A place where house refuse is reduced to ashes is called Incinerator.
14.  A place where soldiers are quartered is called Cantonment.
15.  A place where sick people are treated in school is called Infirmary.
16.  A place for treatment of sick people is called Hospital.
17.  A place for housing cars is called Garage.
18.  A place for storing threshed grain or animal feed is called Granary.
19.  A place for storing (or where transport vehicles load or offload) goods is called Depot.
20.  A place where liquid (i.e. water or oil) is collected and stored is called Reservoir.
21.  A place where goods are manufactured is called Factory.
22.  A place where records especially about an institution are collected and kept is called Archives.
23.  A place where bees are kept is called Apiary.
24.  A place where dried plants are kept is called Herbarium.
25.  A place where books and other materials are kept for reading, reference purpose, study or borrowing is called Library.
26.  A place where animals are kept for exhibition is called Zoo.
27.  A place where birds are kept is called Aviary.
28.  A place where live fish and underwater animals are kept is called Aquarium.
29.  A place where pigs are kept is called Sty.
30.  A place where rabbit are kept for breeding is called Warren.
31.  A place where students live is called Hostel.
32.  A place where dogs live is called Kennel.
33.  A place where horses live is called Stable.
34.  A place where cows live is called Pen.
35.  A place where lions live is called Den.
36.  A place where treasures of art are preserved or exhibited is called Museum.
37.  A place where athletic exercises are performed is called Gymnasium.
38.  A place where fowls sleep at night is called Roost.
39.  A place where wild animals live or rest is called Lair.
40.  A place where clothes are washed and ironed is called Laundry.
41.   A place where crude substance is purified or refined is called Refinery.
42.  A place where beer is manufactured or brewed by fermentation is called Brewery.
43.  A place where baked goods such as breads, cakes and pastries are produced or sold is called Bakery.
44.  A place where ships are built or repaired is called Dock.
45.  A place where ships are loaded and offloaded is called Quay.
46.  A kitchen inside ship is called Galley.
47.  A correctional institution for the detention, discipline and training of young or first offenders is called Reformatory.
48.  A preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school is called Kindergarten.
49.  A sleeping room in school or colleges is called Dormitory.
50.  A large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained is called Hangar.

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