Bluebulb Projects presents:
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Step 1: What kind of measurement do you want to compare?
Length Icon (Ruler)
Weight (Mass) Icon (Scale)
Speed Icon (Running Man)
Time Icon (Clock)
Area Icon (Floorplan)
Volume Icon (Beaker)
Computer Data Icon (Laptop)

Click an icon above to choose a measurement type for comparison. This space will display an explanation as you move your mouse over the icons.


The Measure Of Things is a search engine for finding comparative or relative measurements of physical quantities.

Want to know how much, how long, how many, how far, how large, how tall, how high, or how heavy something is? Want to figure what weighs 5; 500; or 5,000 tons? The Measure Of Things can tell you what you need to know.

With the Measure Of Things tool, you can take a physical quantity - like 84 kilograms or 23 cubic meters - and see how it compares to a list of famous or well-known objects. For example, 84 kilograms is the weight of about 17 gallons of paint, while 23 cubic meters is about twice the volume of a cement mixer truck.

You can use the Measure Of Things to research equivalent measures for several types of quantities, including weight, length, speed, time, height, area, volume, and computer data.

Did you know?
The weight of a Raindrop is 0.0002 kilograms

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

Here you'll find measurements of 522 people and things, including:

The size of The Kennedy Center
The height of a Mauna Loa
The weight of a Chihuahua
The weight of a Kangaroo
The height of Verne Troyer
The weight of a Battery (AA)
The speed of The Space Shuttle
The size of a Polo field
The height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
The weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex
The length of an E. coli Bacterium
The weight of a Football (Soccer)
The weight of a Grain of Rice
The length of The Great Wall of China (total)
The size of San Diego
The size of New Jersey
The size of Jacksonville
The amount of a Blu-ray Disc
The speed of The Speed of Sound
The size of New York

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