How heavy is 216 firkins?
It's about as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex
The weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is about 216 firkins.
(for FMNH PR 2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
It's about four-fifths as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is about 277 firkins.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 277 firkins. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about one-and-a-half times as heavy as an Elephant
The weight of an Elephant is about 150 firkins.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
It's about two-and-a-half times as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 93 firkins.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
It's about three-and-a-half times 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 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 four-and-a-half times 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 one-tenth as heavy as The Space Shuttle
The weight of The Space Shuttle is about 1,700 firkins.
(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
It's about one-tenth as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 2,560 firkins.
It's about thirteen times 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-fifteenth as heavy as The Statue of Liberty (without base)
The weight of The Statue of Liberty (without base) is about 3,400 firkins.
(a.k.a. Liberty Enlightening the World, a.k.a. La Liberté éclairant le monde) (total weight, including foundation)
The total weight of the Statue of Liberty — the Statue's copper and framework only, excluding the base — is roughly 3,400 firkins. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about seventeen 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 seventeen 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-twentieth as heavy as a House
The weight of a House is about 3,820 firkins.
(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 3,820 firkins, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 11.30 firkins.