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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

QuotaBills
Kindness is wisdom. - Phillip J. Bailey

No man was ever wise by chance. - Seneca

Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom. - William Alger

No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

I'd rather be funny than wise. - Dennis Miller

It is wisdom to believe the heart. - George Santayana

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

In youth and beauty wisdom is rare. - Homer

Silence does not always mark wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred Tennyson

Wisdom is better than gold or silver. - German Proverb

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

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

A wise man hears one word and understands two. - Yiddish

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

A flow of words does not mean a flow of wisdom. - Rosalind Ferguson

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides

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

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. - Norman Cousins

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. - Albert Einstein

Giftedness is your accelerator; wisdom is your brake. - Gerald Brooks

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

It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others. - Latin Proverb

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

Wise men don't need advice. Fools don't take it. - Benjamin Franklin

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

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. - Pythagoras

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

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

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

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

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool. - Epicurus

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

How a society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilization. - Chen Guangcheng

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

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. - Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing more beautiful in this world than a healthy, wise old man. - Lin Yutang

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

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

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

With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome - and you sing well too. - Yiddish Proverb

The first point of wisdom is to. discern what is false; the second, to know what is true. - Lactantius

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

A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom when he can no longer be led by the nose. - Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget. - Thomas Szasz

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. - Malcolm de Chazal

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

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power, the greater it will be. - Thomas Jefferson

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

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

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

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

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

The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say; a wise man knows whether or not to say it. - Frank M. Garafola

Q: When is the perfect time?
A: Who can say, but probably somewhere between haste and delay - and it's usually most wise to start today. - Rasheed Ogunlaru


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