**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: