Step 1: What kind of measurement do you want to compare?
Click an icon above to choose a measurement type for comparison.
Step 2: Pick a unit
The Measure Of Things is a search engine for finding comparative or relative measurements of physical quantities.
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.