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 California is 423,969,580,000 square meters

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The weight of a Raindrop
The height of a Vinson Massif
The size of Crawford Ranch
The size of South Carolina
The size of Moloka'i
The length of a London bus
The amount of The IRS Compliance Database
The size of a Dime
The size of Brazil
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The size of Monaco
The length of Pepi II's reign
The size of Buckingham Palace
The size of Earth's Oceans
The amount of a Page of Text
The size of Disneyland
The size of The Pitcairn Islands
The speed of a Greyhound
The length of World War II
The speed of a Crocodile

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