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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 The Football game (American) is 3,600 seconds

View a video showing how to use the tool below:

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

The length of a Queen Size Bed
The size of Prince Edward Island
The size of The Gulf of Mexico
The height of Nelson's Column
The height of a Mauna Loa
The speed of The TGV (train)
The size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
The amount of Wikipedia
The length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879)
The size of Illinois
The size of Pennsylvania
The size of Nevada
The height of a Golf Tee
The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree)
The size of Maui
The weight of a Grizzly Bear
The size of United States
The weight of a House
The size of a Polo field
The length of a Glucose Molecule

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