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

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

It is wisdom to believe the heart. - George Santayana

Wisdom is the sunlight of the soul. - German Proverb

Patience is the companion of wisdom. - St. Augustine

Wisdom is better than gold or silver. - German Proverb

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

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

Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. - Herman Hesse

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

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

Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight. - Scottish Proverb

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

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

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

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

The wise learns many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes

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

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

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

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

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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

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 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

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

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

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. - Anatole France

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. - Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. - Billy Crystal

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quoatations. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

The first point of wisdom is to. discern what is false; the second, to know what is true. - Lactantius

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

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

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongue. - Old Testament

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

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. - Andrew Jackson

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

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left. - Marilyn Monroe

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget. - Thomas Szasz

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

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean. - Lin-Chi

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

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

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

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. - Moliere

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

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

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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18-Mar-2019