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 Grain of Sugar is 0.000000625 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 World War I
The weight of a liter of Water
The weight of a Horse
The size of North Dakota
The length of a King Size Bed
The speed of The TGV (train)
The length of Pepi II's reign
The speed of an Iceberg
The length of I-80
The weight of a Chihuahua
The speed of The Space Shuttle
The weight of a Brick
The size of China
The size of Lake Michigan
The size of Nebraska
The height of General Tom Thumb
The length of The Football game (American)
The height of The Spring Temple Buddha
The height of Muggsy Bogues
The size of a Nailhead

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