Developers! The Measure of Things is pleased to be opening sign-ups for the beta version of its API, which lets you integrate comparative measurements into your own web projects. Click here to learn more.
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 Fort Knox is 1,180 square meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The size of Monaco
The size of The Capitol Rotunda (US)
The length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
The speed of Grass growing
The amount of an Imgur's Monthly Bandwidth
The size of San Jose
The length of Gone with the Wind (film)
The height of Kenny Baker
The size of Windsor Castle
The amount of a Walmart's Mainframe
The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree)
The amount of The LHC Data Generated per Second
The size of Bill Gates' Home
The size of The US Virgin Islands
The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch
The height of Shaq
The length of The Korean War
The speed of a bolt of Lightning
The size of California
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo

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