How heavy is 17 firkins?
It's about as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 17 firkins.
(for Holstein, a.k.a. Holstein Friesian, a.k.a. Friesian, Bos primigenius) (adult, heifer)
A mature Holstein cow (the well-known black-and-white, spotted breed of cow) typically weighs 17 firkins. President William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913) kept a Holstein cow named Pauline Wayne on the White House grounds — a gift from a Wisconsin senator and the source of the First Family's milk.
It's about one-and-one-third times as heavy as a Grizzly Bear
The weight of a Grizzly Bear is about 12.80 firkins.
(a.k.a. brown bear, a.k.a. silver bear, Ursus arctos horribilis) (Adult, male, coastal area population average)
It's about one-and-one-third times as heavy as a Polar Bear
The weight of a Polar Bear is about 12.60 firkins.
(Ursus maritimus) (adult, male)
It's about one-and-a-half times as heavy as a Grand Piano
The weight of a Grand Piano is about 11 firkins.
(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as heavy as a Horse
The weight of a Horse is about 10 firkins.
(Equus ferus caballus) (Arabian, adult)
It's about one-third as heavy as a Giraffe
The weight of a Giraffe is about 47.30 firkins.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
It's about three times as heavy as a Pig
The weight of a Pig is about 6.10 firkins.
(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 6.10 firkins. The titular character "Babe the pig" in the 1995 family film was played by 48 different American Yorkshire piglets due to the length of filming and the rate at which piglets reach adulthood.
It's about three times as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
The weight of a cubic meter of Snow is about 5.60 firkins.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
It's about one-third as heavy as a Rhinoceros
The weight of a Rhinoceros is about 51 firkins.
(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 51 firkins. Rhinoceros are extremely aggressive — nearly one of every two males will die as a result of fighting with other rhinoceros.
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is about 4.90 firkins.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
It's about one-fourth as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is about 66 firkins.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 66 firkins. Despite their tremendous size, blue whales feed almost exclusively on tiny crustaceans called krill and cannot swallow anything much larger than a beach ball.
It's about four times as heavy as a Reindeer
The weight of a Reindeer is about 4.05 firkins.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
It's about four-and-a-half times as heavy as a Panda Bear
The weight of a Panda Bear is about 3.70 firkins.
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 93 firkins.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)