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 height of The Statue of Liberty is 92.99 meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The length of The Danube
The speed of The CRH (train)
The size of Disneyland
The length of The First artificial heart patient's survival
The length of The First US Continental Congress
The height of The Shanghai World Financial Center
The size of a Concrete Mixer Truck
The speed of a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of Noah Ngeny
The weight of The Sears Tower
The length of The Korean War
The weight of a Grain of Salt
The size of Lake Superior
The size of Glacier Bay National Park
The length of The Panama Canal
The length of a Twin Size bed
The weight of a Pig
The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch
The height of The Petronas Twin Towers
The size of a Parking Space

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