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.
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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 amount of a Blu-ray Disc is 51,000 megabytes
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The height of The Statue of Liberty
The size of Illinois
The size of Sitka
The weight of a Kangaroo
The amount of Watson
The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza
The size of The Biltmore Estate
The size of a Car Gas Tank
The height of General Tom Thumb
The amount of an iPod
The size of a Bath Towel
The amount of The US Census Bureau
The length of an E. coli Bacterium
The height of Napoleon
The height of The Washington Monument
The height of Michael Jordan
The height of André the Giant
The speed of The TGV (train)
The height of Nelson's Column
The size of Tuvalu

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