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 weight of a Battery (AAA) is 0.012 kilograms

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The length of Columbus' voyage to America
The height of The Golden Gate Bridge
The height of Blackpool Tower
The length of The Wingspan of a 747
The weight of a Horse
The size of West Virginia
The size of Hawaii (Island)
The size of Washington National Cathedral
The length of a Woman's Footstep
The size of Louisiana
The size of Iowa
The length of The Construction of the Chunnel
The size of Royal Albert Hall
The size of an Egg (Chicken)
The length of The Distance from L.A. to New York
The length of The First spacewalk
The length of The Danube
The size of Ellis Island
The amount of The Letters Delivered by the Postal Service in 2010
The weight of a Hamster

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