Bluebulb Projects' The Measure of Things presents:
What can I do with this information?
You can do anything you want with the information here (as long as it's legal). But if you're looking for suggestions about what you could do with this information, here are a few:
- Use it in articles help your audience's understanding of a number
- Use it in presentations to emphasize the largeness or smallness of a surprising figure
- Use it as a teaching tool for a lesson about counts of other things
- Or, just have fun seeing how your height or weight compares to that of other things
Your source link doesn't contain the information in your description. Why not?
Because the site's primary purpose is to provide comparative measurements, most of the research effort is spent on finding the measurement of each item. The source links are to the web page that documents the measurement of an item — our way of letting you know that these measurements aren't just made up. But the rest of the description is more like a "fun fact," which may contain information from another web page, or even combined information from multiple web pages. Hopefully these tidbits are interesting to read, and every attempt is made to make sure that the information is accurate, but listing the underlying research for these descriptions would make the site harder to use and to maintain.
I'd like to provide a link to your website or write an article about it. Is that ok?
Of course! Feel free to contact me using the link below if you have specific questions and I'll do my best to respond. Otherwise, if you want to provide a link or a write-up but you don't need my input, just let me know using the contact link.
I'm writing a paper. How do I cite your website as a resource?
Each of the items on our website includes a source where the measurement was found. If you want to cite any of the comparisons in a paper, your best option is to visit those websites and cite them directly.
If you want to cite The Measure of Things directly, you can use the following formats:
- MLA Style:
- "[Your measurement]". The Count of Things. Bluebulb Projects' The Measure of Things. Web. [The date you visited the site].
- APA Style
- (n.d.) [Your measurement]. Retrieved from [the address of the page on the site].