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 a Quarter is 0.0004622 square meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The size of Delaware
The size of Moloka'i
The length of Columbus' voyage to America
The size of a Bowling Ball
The length of The Beast (Roller Coaster)
The length of The Great Wall of China (total)
The amount of a Blu-ray Disc
The speed of a bolt of Lightning
The size of Maryland
The amount of a Avatar
The size of The Land area of Earth
The length of a Basketball game
The size of a Bathtub
The size of Russia
The weight of a Battery (C)
The weight of a cubic meter of Snow
The weight of a House
The size of Michigan
The size of a Postage Stamp
The length of Steel Dragon 2000

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