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Jeopardy Measuring Cup

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Jeopardy Measuring Cup thanks to Julie Collins

Jeopardy Measuring Cup thanks to Julie Collins

A cup-full of information
volume of half a human brain
volume of one human breath
volume of body cells that die on a good day
enough corn oil to fuel a biodiesel car for three miles
amount of honey made by a bee hive in a day
water in a cumulus cloud the size of a bus
amount of table salt in a large human
volume of the brain of a Tyranosaurus Rex
as many grains of flour as people on the planet
one thousand sweet corn kernels
twenty thousand grains of rice
one hundred penne rigate pasta
ten billion grains of icing (powdered) sugar
five thousand drops of water
one hundred and fifty thousand poppy seeds
a million grains of sugar

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Measure twice, cut once. - Craftsman Aphorism

No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

It is wisdom to believe the heart. - George Santayana

Be quick to learn and wise to know. - George Burns

Patience is the companion of wisdom. - St. Augustine

Silence does not always mark wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. - Benjamin Disraeli

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. - e e cummings

Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom. - M. Scott Peck

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon

Success: the ability to make wise decisions. - Hebrew Saying

Time ripens all things, no man is born wise. - Miguel de Cervantes

Much wisdom often goes with the fewest words. - Sophocles

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. - Samuel Palmer

The wise learns many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes

Dogma is the sacrifice of wisdom to consistency. - Lewis Perelman

Common sense is wisdom with its sleeves rolled up. - Kyle Farnsworth

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

Honesty if the first chapter in the book of wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Sir Francis Bacon

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. - Baltasar Gracian

You measure success by how much good you do for others. - Zig Ziglar

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom. - Unknown

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. - Unknown

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men. - Cato

A wise man will live as much within his wit as his income. - Philip Dormer Stanhope

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. - Aeschylus

Measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him. - Unknown

It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools. - Spanish Proverb

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise. - Lao-Tzu

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. - William Hazlitt

Wise people learn when they can.
Fools learn when they must. - Arthur Wellesley Wellington

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. - Chinese Proverb

With the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days understanding. - Job 12:1

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer. - Oscar Wilde

Wisdom is becoming competent with regard to the realities of life. - Gerhard von Rad

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin

To acquire knowledge one must study. To acquire wisdom one must observe. - Marilyn Vos Savant

All this worldly wisdom was once the unnameable heresy of some wise man. - Henry David Thoreau

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. - Maya Angelou

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. - Andy Warhol

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quoatations. - Benjamin Disraeli

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it. - William Faulkner

If suffering brought wisdom, the dentist's office would be full of luminous ideas. - Mason Cooley

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. - Bill Cosby

Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. - Ambrose Bierce

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. - David S Jordan

The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. - The Bible

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter. - Joseph Addison

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom. - Adlai E. Stevenson

I'd have thrashed him to within an inch of his life, but I didn't have a tape measure. - Groucho Marx

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson

Wisdom teaches us to do, as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a colour. - Seneca

Even a wise man knows doubt from time to time, it is the fool who allows it to rule his judgement. - Jennifer Hudock

Everything's challenging for me, singing-wise. I'm like an old truck with one gear left on it. - Michael McDonald

The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon. - Eric Ericksen

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean. - Lin-Chi

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

Mistakes are the stepping stones to wisdom. We learn from trial and error; we become wise by understanding problems. - Leon Brown

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. - Hal Borland

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D Eisenhower

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. - Samuel Smiles

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny. - Joseph Addison

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. - Moliere

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. - Solomon Ibn Gabriol


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