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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 New Jersey is 22,588,100,000 square meters

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The weight of The Space Shuttle
The amount of an Imgur's Monthly Bandwidth
The weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex
The length of The Navy Pier
The size of Washington National Cathedral
The length of The First Indianapolis 500
The height of The Washington Monument
The size of South Dakota
The speed of a Porsche 911
The height of Verne Troyer
The size of a Gumball
The size of Dallas
The length of The Mississippi River
The amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The weight of a Grand Piano
The length of The Kentucky Derby
The length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
The size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
The length of an E. coli Bacterium
The length of Pius IX's reign

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