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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Kindness is wisdom. - Phillip J. Bailey

Measure twice, cut once. - Craftsman Aphorism

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. - Sophocles

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

Nature and wisdom never are at strife. - Plutarch

Measure a thousand times and cut once. - Turkish Proverb

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

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

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

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

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon

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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

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

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

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

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

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

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

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

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

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

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. - Galileo Galilei

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

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

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

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

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. - Ben Franklin

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

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. - Albert Einstein

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

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 wise man should be prepared for everything that does not lie within his control. - Pythagoras

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

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

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

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

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

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. - Bill Cosby

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

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

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

Wisdom teaches us to do, as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a colour. - Seneca

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is too often seen, that the wiser men are about the things of this world, the less wise they are about the things of the next. - Edmund Gibson

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 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

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

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


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23-Jun-2018