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Jeopardy Measuring Cup

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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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The wisest of the wise may err. - Aeschylus

Silence does not always mark wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred Tennyson

What the wise seek is in themselves. - Confucius

Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom. - M. Scott Peck

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

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

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

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

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. - Phil Jackson

It is best for the wise man not to seem wise. - Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

Dogma is the sacrifice of wisdom to consistency. - Lewis Perelman

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

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

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. - Norman Cousins

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

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. - Albert Einstein

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

There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand. - Annie Besant

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. - Horace

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. - Albert Einstein

The desire for fame is the last weakness wise men put off. - Tacitus

Measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him. - Unknown

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

It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools. - Spanish Proverb

An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late. - Portuguese Proverb

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. - Unknown

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

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

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

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

It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise. - Sara Teasdale

And what is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. - Geoffrey Chaucer

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

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

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

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

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

may I be I is the only prayer - not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. - e e cummings

Measure thy life by loss instead of gain, not by the wine drunk, but the wine poured forth. - Harriet King

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. - Plato

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

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

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world. - Helen Keller

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

It is better to speak wisdom foolishly like the saints than to speak folly wisely like the deans. - G K Chesterton

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

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. - Chinese Proverb

We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added. - Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

If you realize that you aren't as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you're wiser today. - Unknown

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose. - William M. Bulger

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

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

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

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

Happiness, not money or prestige, should be regarded as the ultimate currency - the currency by which we take measure of our lives. - Tal Ben-Shahar

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

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. - Solomon Ibn Gabriol

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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