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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

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. - Sophocles

Everyone is wise until he speaks. - Irish Drinking Toast

Wisdom is the sunlight of the soul. - German Proverb

What the wise seek is in themselves. - Confucius

Wisdom is better than gold or silver. - German Proverb

Nature and wisdom never are at strife. - Plutarch

Wise is the man who knows he has enough. - Unknown

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

Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise. - Sallust

Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost

It is a wise father that knows his own child. - William Shakespeare

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise! - Homer

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. - Leonard Nimoy

The wise learns many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes

A wise traveler never despises his own country. - Carlo Goldoni

Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best. - John Tillotson

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

It is not wisdom but authority that makes a law. - Thomas Hobbes

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. - Amos Bronson Alcott

Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom. - Joseph Joubert

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt

Many receive advice, but only the wise profit from it. - Syrus

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom. - Unknown

A proverb is a wise saying, old yet radiant with novelty. - Erasmus

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. - Albert Einstein

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

All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope. - Alexandre Dumas

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. - William Wordsworth

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. - Plutarch

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

Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. - Abd-el-Kadar

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. - Unknown

Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own. - H.G. Bohn

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. - Anatole France

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

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. - Oscar Wilde

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

The wise man does not lay up treasure. The more he gives the more he has. - Chinese Proverb

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. - JRR Tolkien

It is wise to apply the refined oil of politeness to the mechanism of friendship. - Colette

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin

Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left. - Fulton J Sheen

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. - H L Mencken

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys. - William Arthur Ward

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. - Billy Crystal

And what is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. - Geoffrey Chaucer

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. - Unknown

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

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. - Herb Caen

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. - Tom Wilson

may I be I is the only prayer - not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. - e e cummings

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongue. - Old Testament

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. - Plato

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish. - Anne Bradstreet

Knowledge is realizing that the street is one way; wisdom is looking in both directions anyway. - Albert Einstein

He who devotes 16 hours a day to hard study may become as wise at 60 as he thought himself at 20. - Mary Wilson Little

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. - W.T. Purkiser

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. - Thomas B Macaulay

A simple way to take the measure of a country is to look at how many want in... and how many want out. - Tony Blair

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left. - Marilyn Monroe

There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that. - Oscar Wilde

A wise man will never tell his wife to keep quiet. He will tell her she looks beautiful with her mouth closed. - Unknown

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. - Frederic Amiel

The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness. - 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

Each one must learn for himself the highest wisdom. It cannot be taught in words. Men who work cannot dream, and wisdom comes to us in dreams. - Smohalla

Wise sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered. - Lord Francis Bacon

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives. - Maya Angelou


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