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 size of Vatican City is 440,000 square meters

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The length of The First walk around the world
The weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale
The weight of a Deck of Cards
The size of Delaware
The speed of Secretariat
The height of The Hollywood Sign
The size of Mississippi
The weight of a Hippopotamus
The amount of a Blu-ray Disc
The speed of The CRH (train)
The size of Philadelphia
The size of a Basketball court
The weight of a Basketball
The weight of a Football (Soccer)
The height of a Telephone Pole
The length of The First US Continental Congress
The length of The Voyage of the Mayflower
The size of Badlands National Park
The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza
The speed of a Gazelle

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