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

No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

Patience is the companion of wisdom. - St. Augustine

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

Nature and wisdom never are at strife. - Plutarch

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

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

For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - JRR Tolkien

Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise. - Sallust

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

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

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

Wisdom comes with age, but keep it to yourself. - Mary Roach

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

A wise traveler never despises his own country. - Carlo Goldoni

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

The measure of a man is what he does with power. - Pittacus

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides

It is never wise to discourage youthful idealism. - Stephen Kinzer

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

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. - Amos Bronson Alcott

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

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. - Albert Einstein

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

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. - Unknown

To live is to dream, and to dream pleasantly is to be wise. - Frederick Schiller

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

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise. - Lao-Tzu

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

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

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. - Latin Proverb

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

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

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

Wisdom is becoming competent with regard to the realities of life. - Gerhard von Rad

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

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

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. - George Santayana

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

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

When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick. - Bill Lemley

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

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

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. - Unknown

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. - Herb Caen

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

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

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

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

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

A wise man will never tell his wife to keep quiet. He will tell her she looks beautiful with her mouth closed. - Unknown

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

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

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

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives. - Maya Angelou


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