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 size of Anchorage is 5,080,323,000 square meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The length of Steel Dragon 2000
The size of Hawaii (Island)
The size of Sydney Harbour
The size of Fort Bliss
The weight of a Polar Bear
The height of a Brachiosaurus
The length of King Tut's reign
The height of Denali
The size of Arizona
The length of The Volga
The length of The Football game (American)
The size of Disney World
The length of Columbus' voyage to America
The height of a Bowling Pin
The size of a STARBUCKS Venti Coffee
The amount of a MP3 Song
The length of The Revolutionary War (American)
The size of a Football field
The size of The Great Banyan Tree
The size of Gibraltar

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