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 Oregon's Armillaria ostoyae is 9,650,000 square meters
Here you'll find measurements of hundreds of people and things, including:

The speed of Michael Johnson
The size of South Dakota
The size of Glacier Bay National Park
The length of The First walk around the world
The size of a Hot Tub
The height of Kenny Baker
The weight of a cubic meter of Snow
The length of The Great Wall of China (wall only)
The size of Badlands National Park
The length of a Strand of Hair
The speed of Noah Ngeny
The weight of a Gallon of Paint
The size of a Bowling Ball (packed)
The size of Mackinac Island
The height of Mount Elbrus
The size of Texas
The size of Earth's Oceans
The height of a Human hair, Strand of
The weight of an Octopus
The height of a Giraffe

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