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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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A wise man once said nothing. - Unknown

No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

Man is the measure of all things. - Protagoras

In youth and beauty wisdom is rare. - Homer

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

Nature and wisdom never are at strife. - Plutarch

Silence is true wisdom's best reply. - Euripides

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

For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - JRR Tolkien

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

Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. - Herman Hesse

A wise man cares not for what he cannot have. - Unknown

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

So wise so young, they say, do never live long. - William Shakespeare

Computer logic is no substitute for human wisdom. - Unknown

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. - William James

The wise person questions himself, the fool others. - Henri Arnold

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates

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

In growing old, we become more foolish - and more wise. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. - Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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

If silence be good for the wise, how much the better for fools. - Talmud

Ceremony: The invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. - Psalms 90:12

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

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

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

Just because you can measure everything doesn't mean that you should. - W Edward Deming

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. - George Santayana

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - William Shakespeare

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it. - Samuel Butler

When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick. - Bill Lemley

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

I measure my own success as a leader by how well the people who work for me succeed. - Maria Shi

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

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. - Leo Tolstov

Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. - Zen Proverb

Wisdom is the ability to acquire knowledge and analyze it both logically and emotionally. - Vivian Clayton

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

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

Measure thy life by loss instead of gain, not by the wine drunk, but the wine poured forth. - Harriet King

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

God gives men wisdom as he gives them gold; his treasure house is not the mint, but the mine. - Arabic Proverb

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

Wise Husband: One who buys his wife such fine china she won't trust him to wash the dishes - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

It is better to speak wisdom foolishly like the saints than to speak folly wisely like the deans. - G K Chesterton

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

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

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? - T S Eliot

A true measure of a man's worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success. - Cullen Hightower

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

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

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep. - E W Howe

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. - Diogenes of Sinope

If you realize that you aren't as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you're wiser today. - Unknown

It's easy to get a reputation for wisdom. It's only necessary to live long, speak little and do less. - P.D. James

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

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

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. - Buddha

To make no mistake is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. - Plutarch

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year. - John Foster Dulles

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old. - Martin Luther

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. - Samuel Johnson

A wise man knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser man of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle when all odds stand against you. - Shannon L. Alder

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. - Joseph Addison

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. - A Hodge


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