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 The Korean War is 97,460,000 seconds

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The height of St. Paul's Cathedral
The length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik)
The weight of a Giraffe
The weight of The Earth
The length of Pepi II's reign
The size of a Polo field
The weight of a Billiard Ball
The height of a Giraffe
The speed of a Greyhound
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst)
The size of Houston
The height of a Brachiosaurus
The size of San Diego
The size of a STARBUCKS Venti Coffee
The size of Fort Irwin
The speed of Usain Bolt
The weight of a Panda Bear
The weight of a Cow
The length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The size of a Dime

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