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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

No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

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

Patience is the companion of wisdom. - St. Augustine

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

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

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

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. - Phil Jackson

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

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

Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise. - Sallust

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

It is best for the wise man not to seem wise. - Aeschylus

Much wisdom often goes with the fewest words. - Sophocles

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

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

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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

Computer logic is no substitute for human wisdom. - Unknown

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

To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution. - Marcus Aurelius

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. - Immanuel Kant

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

A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can. - Michel de Montaigne

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

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. - Menander

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

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

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

Measure yourself by what you have accomplished with your ability. - John Wooden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. - Miles Kington

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

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

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

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

Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you. - Unknown

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

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato

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

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

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

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

Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. - Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

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

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

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

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 best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. - Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

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

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

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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