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 a Gap, Inc. Customer Database is 7,000,000 megabytes

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The size of San Jose
The speed of The Space Shuttle
The length of The QE2
The height of Tugela Falls
The size of Canada
The size of Houston
The height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench)
The speed of a Gazelle
The size of Iowa
The size of The Gulf of Mexico
The length of Columbus' voyage to America
The size of The Capitol Rotunda (US)
The amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes)
The size of Crawford Ranch
The size of Delaware
The size of Vatican City
The length of Pius IX's reign
The length of The Great Wall of China (wall only)
The length of The Voyage of the Titanic
The height of Mount Elbrus

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