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 height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 165 meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The length of The Belmont Stakes
The speed of a Helicopter
The size of Lake Huron
The amount of All Spoken Words in Human History (recorded)
The size of a Basketball (packed)
The length of The Volga
The length of The Distance from L.A. to New York
The amount of The Google database
The length of a Cricket pitch
The size of Chicago
The size of Maui
The size of Washington, D.C.
The height of The Statue of Liberty
The size of Pennsylvania
The height of St. Paul's Cathedral
The speed of a Hurricane
The size of The Pitcairn Islands
The height of Olo'upena Falls
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo
The weight of a Playing Card

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