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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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Wisdom begins in wonder. - Socrates

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. - Sophocles

Turn your wounds into wisdom. - Oprah Winfrey

A wise man once said nothing. - Unknown

Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom. - William Alger

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

In youth and beauty wisdom is rare. - Homer

Wisdom is better than gold or silver. - German Proverb

Measure a thousand times and cut once. - Turkish Proverb

Children are the wisdom of the nation. - African Saying

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

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

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. - Francis Bacon

Success: the ability to make wise decisions. - Hebrew Saying

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

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

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

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

The wise learns many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes

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

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

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

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom. - Anatole France

A proverb is a wise saying, old yet radiant with novelty. - Erasmus

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

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. - Immanuel Kant

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

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. - Ludwig Van Beethoven

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

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

Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. - Abd-el-Kadar

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

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

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

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

A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught. - Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. - C S Lewis

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

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

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

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

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. - David S Jordan

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine

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

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

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 dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own size is a dwarf in more articles than one. - Laurence Stern

The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see. - Huang-Po

There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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.

A wise man knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser man of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle when all odds stand against you. - Shannon L. Alder

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. - A Hodge


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