Jeopardy Measuring Cup

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Jeopardy Measuring Cup



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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No man was ever wise by chance. - Seneca

Everyone is wise until he speaks. - Irish Drinking Toast

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

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

Measure a thousand times and cut once. - Turkish Proverb

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. - Aristophenes

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

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. - Colette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

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

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - William Blake

Honesty if the first chapter in the book of wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom. - Unknown

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

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

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

Measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. - William Penn

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

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

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. - Jorge Luis Borges

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child. - Ron Wild

There is no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things. - Francis Bacon

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. - James Oppenheim

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

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

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

If suffering brought wisdom, the dentist's office would be full of luminous ideas. - Mason Cooley

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom. - Adlai E. Stevenson

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

A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable. - Admiral Richard Byrd

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

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

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

He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - who knows where it is written and where it is to be found. - A.A. Hodge

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

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

He who learns the rules of wisdom without conforming to them in his life is like a man who plows in his field but does not sow. - Saadi

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

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny. - Joseph Addison

I've never believed in measuring one's worth by the size of his or her bank account. I prefer to look at distance traveled. - Dan Rather

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


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23-Sep-2018