Developers! The Measure of Things is pleased to be opening sign-ups for the beta version of its API, which lets you integrate comparative measurements into your own web projects. Click here to learn more.
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 Sydney Harbour is 562,000,000 cubic meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in)
The size of New Hampshire
The size of Arkansas
The size of Dallas
The size of Oklahoma City
The size of an Olympic Swimming Pool
The weight of The Brooklyn Bridge
The height of Mount Logan
The amount of a Avatar
The speed of Flo-Jo
The amount of a DVD
The length of a King Size Bed
The weight of a Polar Bear
The height of The Cinderella Castle
The length of The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903)
The height of Danny DeVito
The size of Indianapolis
The weight of a Tennis Ball
The weight of a Football (American)
The length of The First artificial heart patient's survival

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