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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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Everyone is wise until he speaks. - Irish Drinking Toast

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

It is wisdom to believe the heart. - George Santayana

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. - Charles Dickens

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

Measure a thousand times and cut once. - Turkish Proverb

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. - Phil Jackson

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost

Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. - Herman Hesse

Wise is he who collects the wisdom of others. - Juan Guerra Caceras

Much wisdom often goes with the fewest words. - Sophocles

The wise learns many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. - Jonathan Swift

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

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

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

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

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. - Baltasar Gracian

Can grave and formal pass for wise,
When Men the solemn Owl despise? - Benjamin Franklin

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

All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile. - Chris Hart

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

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a 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

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - H L Mencken

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. - C S Lewis

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

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. - Samuel Johnson

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

True wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing. - Edward Humphrey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. - Theodore Isaac Rubin

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

Education: that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. - Ambrose Bierce

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

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

We are each given a limitless capacity to love and attain wisdom. The extent we use these gifts is our choice. - Anthony Douglas

Wisdom consists, not in seeing what is directly before us, but in discerning those things which may come to pass. - Terence

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. - John Wooden

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

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid. - Confucius

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

The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

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

The insight to see possible new paths, the courage to try them, the judgment to measure results - these are the qualities of a leader. - Mary Parker Follett

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


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