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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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Kindness is wisdom. - Phillip J. Bailey

Measure twice, cut once. - Craftsman Aphorism

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. - Sophocles

No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

Silence does not always mark wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. - Charles Dickens

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. - Benjamin Disraeli

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

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

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

Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost

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

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

Much wisdom often goes with the fewest words. - Sophocles

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

The wise learns many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes

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

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

It is never wise to discourage youthful idealism. - Stephen Kinzer

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

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

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

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Sir Francis Bacon

It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others. - Latin Proverb

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

There is nothing more beautiful in this world than a healthy, wise old man. - Lin Yutang

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

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 heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin

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

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

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. - W.T. Purkiser

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

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. - Malcolm de Chazal

He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - who knows where it is written and where it is to be found. - A.A. Hodge

It's easy to get a reputation for wisdom. It's only necessary to live long, speak little and do less. - P.D. James

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

We are each given a limitless capacity to love and attain wisdom. The extent we use these gifts is our choice. - Anthony Douglas

Wisdom consists, not in seeing what is directly before us, but in discerning those things which may come to pass. - Terence

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

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. - John Wooden

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

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

It is too often seen, that the wiser men are about the things of this world, the less wise they are about the things of the next. - Edmund Gibson

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. - Samuel Johnson

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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