# How heavy is 66 firkins?

It's about thirteen times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is about 4.90 firkins.
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 4.90 firkins. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about sixteen-and-a-half 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)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 4.05 firkins. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about eighteen 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)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 3.70 firkins. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 0.160 firkins of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about one-twenty-fifth 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)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 1,700 firkins. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 480 firkins.
It's about thirty times as heavy as a Kangaroo
The weight of a Kangaroo is about 2.10 firkins.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 2.10 firkins. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.
It's about forty times as heavy as a Beer Keg
The weight of a Beer Keg is about 1.7830 firkins.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 1.7830 firkins when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about one-fortieth as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 2,560 firkins.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 2,560 firkins. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.00002450 firkins each.
It's about one-fifty-fifth 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 55 times as heavy as an Octopus
The weight of an Octopus is about 1.20 firkins.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 1.20 firkins. It is the largest octopus species and is known for its considerable intelligence, including the ability to open jars, solve mazes, and mimic other octopuses.
It's about one-sixtieth 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 60 times as heavy as a Toilet
The weight of a Toilet is about 1.07 firkins.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 1.07 firkins. The Indian town of Musiri in Tamil Nadu state features the world's only paying toilet, which rewards its users up to 10¢ Indian (10 paisas) per visit and uses the waste for compost and fertilizer.
It's about 90 times as heavy as a Dalmatian
The weight of a Dalmatian is about 0.7230 firkins.
(a.k.a. Dalmatinac, a.k.a. Carriage Dog, a.k.a. Spotted Coach Dog, a.k.a. Firehouse Dog) (FCI standard; male)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Dalmatians to weigh between 0.7230 firkins. The association of the breed with fire departments (and similarly with Budweiser Beer and its team of Clydesdales) stems from their affinity for horses, having been used historically as carriage dogs capable of guiding horse-drawn fire engines to the sites of blazes.
It's about 200 times as heavy as a Gold Bar
The weight of a Gold Bar is about 0.30476190480 firkins.
(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 0.30476190480 firkins. The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 6.1239517270 firkins.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth 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)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 15,600 firkins. The statue overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro from atop the 709.9-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
It's about 300 times as heavy as a Dachshund
The weight of a Dachshund is about 0.20 firkins.
(a.k.a. "Wiener dog", a.k.a. Teckel, a.k.a. Dackel, a.k.a. "hot dog dog", a.k.a. "sausage dog", a.k.a. "doxie") (FCI standard; standard size)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for dachshunds to weigh about 0.20 firkins. Despite of their small size, a 2008 survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania named dachshunds as the most aggressive dog breed.
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