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Jeopardy Measuring Cup thanks to Julie Collins

Jeopardy Measuring Cup thanks to Julie Collins

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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Doubt is the origin of wisdom. - Rene Descartes

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

Be quick to learn and wise to know. - George Burns

He was a wise man who invented God. - Plato

Silence does not always mark wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

Nature and wisdom never are at strife. - Plutarch

Children are the wisdom of the nation. - African Saying

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

Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise. - Sallust

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

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

The wise learns many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes

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

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

Computer logic is no substitute for human wisdom. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt

You measure success by how much good you do for others. - Zig Ziglar

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom. - Unknown

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. - Unknown

A wise man will live as much within his wit as his income. - Philip Dormer Stanhope

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

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

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

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

All this worldly wisdom was once the unnameable heresy of some wise man. - Henry David Thoreau

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

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. - Henry David Thoreau

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - William Shakespeare

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it. - Samuel Butler

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

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - H L Mencken

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

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

With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome - and you sing well too. - Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

God gives men wisdom as he gives them gold; his treasure house is not the mint, but the mine. - Arabic Proverb

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

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

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

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

He who devotes 16 hours a day to hard study may become as wise at 60 as he thought himself at 20. - Mary Wilson Little

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

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

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

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. - Diogenes of Sinope

The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon. - Eric Ericksen

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

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

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

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid. - Confucius

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr


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