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 length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879) is 52,200 seconds

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The height of The Spring Temple Buddha
The size of a Bowling Ball (packed)
The height of Aconcagua
The height of Mount Elbrus
The size of Dallas
The size of South Carolina
The weight of a Poppy Seed
The size of Central Park
The size of a Basketball (packed)
The height of General Tom Thumb
The size of a Beer Keg
The size of Kansas
The size of Hawaii (Island)
The size of Alaska
The weight of a Football (Soccer)
The size of West Virginia
The size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
The length of The Voyage of the Titanic
The size of The Kennedy Center
The size of The Capitol Rotunda (US)

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