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 Fort Knox is 1,180 square meters

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The size of Indiana
The height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
The height of Muggsy Bogues
The length of The Wingspan of a 747
The length of The Distance from L.A. to New York
The size of a Basketball
The length of a Strand of Hair
The size of Colorado
The size of Alaska
The weight of a Giraffe
The weight of The CN Tower
The size of San Jose
The length of The First US Continental Congress
The length of a Football field
The speed of Michael Johnson
The size of a Playing Card
The length of Hadrian's Wall
The speed of The Space Shuttle
The size of North Carolina
The height of The Empire State Building

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