Developers! The Measure of Things is pleased to be opening sign-ups for the beta version of its API, which lets you integrate comparative measurements into your own web projects. Click here to learn more.
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 amount of Despicable Me is 149,000,000 megabytes
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The length of a Glucose Molecule
The size of Disneyland
The size of an Apple iPad
The height of Tugela Falls
The amount of a MP3 Song
The size of Ellis Island
The size of The Northern Mariana Islands
The size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
The length of The Revolutionary War (American)
The amount of a Gap, Inc. Customer Database
The size of Royal Albert Hall
The size of Montana
The speed of The TGV (train)
The size of Tennessee
The height of General Tom Thumb
The length of The Amazon River
The speed of The CRH (train)
The height of Blackpool Tower
The size of an IMAX screen
The size of The Mall of America

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