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 Sitka is 12,560,380,000 square meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The weight of a Kangaroo
The speed of a Bull
The size of a Bowling Ball (packed)
The length of a Queen Size Bed
The height of André the Giant
The size of Carlsbad Cavers National Park
The height of The Arc de Triomphe
The length of a Nucleus (Cellular)
The size of a Golf Ball (packed)
The amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes)
The size of an Olympic Swimming Pool
The weight of The Brooklyn Bridge
The amount of The Books in the Library of Congress
The size of Nebraska
The size of a King Size Bed
The amount of The Letters Delivered by the Postal Service in 2010
The weight of a Tennis Ball
The weight of a Chihuahua
The size of Fort Bliss
The size of Maine

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