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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 length of Pius IX's reign is 998,700,000 seconds

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

Here you'll find measurements of 522 people and things, including:

The weight of a Polar Bear
The height of Olympus Mons
The size of The Pentagon
The size of LAX
The height of Denali
The height of Danny DeVito
The size of Kansas
The weight of a Blue Whale
The amount of The IRS Compliance Database
The speed of Noah Ngeny
The weight of a Battery (D)
The length of King Tut's reign
The size of a Puck (Hockey)
The height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The weight of a Gold Bar
The weight of a Toilet
The length of The Revolutionary War (American)
The size of Maine
The size of New Jersey
The length of FDR's Presidential Term

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