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 Giant Tortoise's Lifespan is 7,900,000,000 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 a sheet of Paper
The length of The Navy Pier
The speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
The length of The Rhine
The size of Oregon
The amount of Pandora
The height of Big Ben
The length of Pius IX's reign
The length of The Apollo 11 Mission
The height of a Golf Tee
The size of a Hot Tub
The weight of The CN Tower
The size of Oklahoma
The size of Texas
The size of Wales
The weight of The Great Pyramid of Giza
The size of a Bowling Ball (packed)
The size of The Great Pyramid of Giza
The length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879)
The size of New Jersey

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