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 Nauru is 21,000,000 square meters

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The size of New Hampshire
The size of Lake Ontario
The size of Massachusetts
The size of Colorado
The weight of a Human Heart
The size of a Baseball (packed)
The size of Wyoming
The amount of The Letters Delivered by the Postal Service in 2010
The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree)
The size of a Football field
The amount of a Walmart's Mainframe
The size of Washington National Cathedral
The size of Lake Michigan
The size of a Secure Digital (SD) card
The speed of a Helicopter
The weight of a Mouse
The length of a William Henry Harrison's Presidency
The size of a Penny
The size of a Hot Air Balloon
The length of Columbus' voyage to America

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