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 Montana is 380,838,070,000 square meters

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The size of an IMAX screen
The weight of The Empire State Building
The height of Blackpool Tower
The weight of a Car
The size of Indiana
The size of Dallas
The amount of a Page of Text
The speed of The Speed of Light
The weight of a Grain of Sugar
The length of The First US Continental Congress
The length of The Spanish-American War
The size of a Golf Ball
The size of Sydney Harbour
The size of Hilton Head
The height of The Statue of Liberty
The length of The 405
The speed of an Arrow (archery)
The length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
The height of The Chicago Water Tower
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball)

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