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 length of a William Henry Harrison's Presidency is 2,723,000 seconds

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The amount of a Avatar
The height of Napoleon
The size of a Golf Ball
The size of Wales
The size of Carlsbad Cavers National Park
The size of Bill Gates' Home
The speed of a Helicopter
The weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue)
The length of The Grand Canyon
The length of a Strand of Hair
The height of Olo'upena Falls
The height of Verne Troyer
The size of Tennessee
The weight of a Hamster
The size of a Human Stomach
The size of Butte
The height of The Arc de Triomphe
The size of Mackinac Island
The height of Mount Logan
The speed of Usain Bolt

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