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 Grand Canyon National Park is 4,930,590,880 square meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The height of The Statue of Liberty
The weight of The Empire State Building
The length of The Panama Canal
The length of The Mississippi River
The size of Crawford Ranch
The size of a Puck (Hockey)
The length of The Kentucky Derby
The length of The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919)
The height of a Brachiosaurus
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst)
The length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
The length of The Great Wall of China (total)
The weight of a Car
The length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879)
The size of a Marshmallow
The height of Verne Troyer
The size of Texas
The length of The English Channel
The size of Vermont
The size of The Mall of America

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