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

Kindness is wisdom. - Phillip J. Bailey

Measure twice, cut once. - Craftsman Aphorism

No man was ever wise by chance. - Seneca

No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

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

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

Measure a thousand times and cut once. - Turkish Proverb

Children are the wisdom of the nation. - African Saying

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. - Samuel Palmer

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

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

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. - William Wordsworth

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

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. - Chinese Proverb

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

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

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. - Baltasar Gracian

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

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

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

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

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom. - Thomas Huxley

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

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

The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. - The Bible

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish. - Anne Bradstreet

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson

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

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

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

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

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. - Hal Borland

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger. - Lou Holtz

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

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D Eisenhower

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. - Samuel Smiles

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 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

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

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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