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 speed of Michael Johnson is 10.35 meters per second

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The size of a Baseball (packed)
The length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The size of a Penny
The size of Earth's Oceans
The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza
The length of The Battle of Fort Sumter
The size of a Nickel
The size of Rock Island
The weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue)
The size of Lake Michigan
The size of Russia
The length of a London bus
The size of Guam
The size of New York City
The size of Sydney Harbour
The weight of a Chihuahua
The length of a Football field
The length of The Great Wall of China (wall only)
The length of The Preakness Stakes
The size of Wisconsin

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