# How heavy is 10 kilograms?

(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A regulation NBA basketball, manufactured by Spalding, is known as a Size 7 ball and weighs 0.623689508750 kilograms. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about one-fifteenth as heavy as a Reindeer
The weight of a Reindeer is about 166 kilograms.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 159 and 182 kg. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about one-twentieth as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is about 200 kilograms.
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 200 kilograms. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about twenty times as heavy as a Football (Soccer Ball)
The weight of a Football (Soccer Ball) is about 0.430 kilograms.
(a.k.a. Soccer, a.k.a. Association Football) (FIFA Law 2 specification)
According to FIFA's Law of the Game number 2, a football must weigh between 0.410 kilograms and 0.450 kilograms. An artifact on display at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling, Scotland is said to be the world's oldest football and is about one-third to one-half the size of a modern football.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
The weight of a cubic meter of Snow is about 230 kilograms.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 230 kg. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 5,900,000 kg of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about twenty times as heavy as an American Football
The weight of an American Football is about 0.41106808531250 kilograms.
(a.k.a. "pigskin") (NFL standard)
Per National Football League official rules, an American football must weigh between 0.396893323750 kilograms and 0.4252428468750 kilograms. Because of NFL regulations, ceremonial considerations, and backup requirements, each NFL Superbowl requires the manufacture of 144 balls exclusively for the event.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as heavy as a Pig
The weight of a Pig is about 250 kilograms.
(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 50 kg and 450 kg. 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 thirty times as heavy as a Can of Soup
The weight of a Can of Soup is about 0.350 kilograms.
(for Campbell''s Condensed Tomato Soup, 317.9 ml)
A can of Campbell''s Tomato Soup weighs 0.350 kilograms. Cans have been used to store soup and other foods since their invention in 1913, but a dedicated can opener was not developed until cans began to use thinner materials â€” prior to that time, cans were usually opened using various blunt instruments and tools.
It's about thirty times as heavy as a Human Heart
The weight of a Human Heart is about 0.310 kilograms.
The average human heart weighs about 0.310 kilograms. Each minute, the heart pumps between 10 and 20 liters (3 to 5 gallons) of blood through its chambers.
It's about one-fortieth as heavy as a Horse
The weight of a Horse is about 420 kilograms.
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 380 and 450 kg. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 54.4 kg.
It's about one-forty-fifth as heavy as a Grand Piano
The weight of a Grand Piano is about 450 kilograms.
(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 450 kg. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.
It's about 50 times as heavy as a Hamster
The weight of a Hamster is about 0.20 kilograms.
(for Syrian hamster, a.k.a. golden hamster, a.k.a. Mesocricetus auratus; adult)
An adult Syrian hamster has a typical weight of about 0.20 kilograms. Known for transporting food in the pouches of their cheeks so that they can bury it later, some hamsters can store up to 25 kg of food in their borrows.
It's about one-fiftieth as heavy as a Polar Bear
The weight of a Polar Bear is about 516 kilograms.