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 Connecticut is 14,357,200,000 square meters

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The height of The Three Sisters Falls
The speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
The size of Illinois
The size of The Mall of America
The size of Indiana
The weight of The Empire State Building
The length of The Battle of Fort Sumter
The height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
The height of Denali
The length of a Queen Size Bed
The size of North Dakota
The size of LAX
The weight of a Kangaroo
The weight of an Octopus
The weight of a liter of Water
The length of Columbus' voyage to America
The weight of a Puck (Hockey)
The amount of The Google Earth database
The size of Disneyland
The speed of a Bullet (Handgun)

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