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 Gone with the Wind (film) is 13,600 seconds
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The weight of a Baseball
The length of The Apollo 11 Mission
The size of Hilton Head
The amount of The Internet
The size of a Puck (Hockey)
The size of a Polo field
The size of Brazil
The size of a Golf Ball (packed)
The height of The Petronas Twin Towers
The weight of a Grain of Sugar
The length of a Giant Tortoise's Lifespan
The speed of a Hurricane
The weight of a Brick
The amount of an iPod
The size of The Goodyear Blimp
The height of Tugela Falls
The size of Nebraska
The size of Lake Erie
The size of a Car Gas Tank
The height of The Shanghai World Financial Center

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