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 a Nickel is 0.0003533 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 a William Henry Harrison's Presidency
The size of Louisiana
The size of Nevada
The height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench)
The weight of a Baseball
The amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes)
The weight of The Brooklyn Bridge
The weight of a Jelly Bean
The size of Bill Gates' Home
The size of a Hockey rink
The size of Oklahoma
The height of The Spring Temple Buddha
The height of Mount Elbrus
The height of a Golf Tee
The speed of a bolt of Lightning
The length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
The speed of a Hurricane
The size of Fort Knox
The size of a Bowling Ball
The weight of The Space Shuttle

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