How heavy is 3,400 firkins?
It's about 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 nine-tenths 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.
It's about one-and-one-third times as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 2,560 firkins.
It's about two times 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-fifth as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue)
The weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is about 15,600 firkins.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
It's about one-tenth as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood)
The weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is about 32,000 firkins.
(a.k.a. Giant Sequoia, a.k.a. Sierran redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia, a.k.a. "Big Tree", Sequoiadendron giganteum)
It's about twelve-and-a-half times 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 sixteen times 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 twenty 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 forty times as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 93 firkins.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
It's about 50 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 65 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 70 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-seventy-fifth as heavy as The Eiffel Tower
The weight of The Eiffel Tower is about 247,000 firkins.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (total weight)