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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 height of The Cinderella Castle is 57.6 meters

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch
The length of I-80
The amount of Wikipedia
The weight of a Nail
The weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood)
The height of Tugela Falls
The length of a King Size Bed
The weight of a Raindrop
The size of Anchorage
The size of Ellis Island
The size of Vermont
The length of a Nucleus (Cellular)
The weight of a Cow
The weight of a Poppy Seed
The length of The Voyage of the Titanic
The height of Matt Roloff
The size of Mississippi
The height of Blackpool Tower
The speed of a Hurricane
The size of South Dakota

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