How heavy is 15,000 kilograms?
It's about one-and-one-third times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is about 11,300 kilograms.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 11,300 kg. 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-seven-tenths times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex
The weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is about 8,800 kilograms.
(for FMNH PR 2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
It's about two-and-a-half times as heavy as an Elephant
The weight of an Elephant is about 6,100 kilograms.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
It's about four times as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 3,800 kilograms.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
It's about one-fifth as heavy as The Space Shuttle
The weight of The Space Shuttle is about 71,000 kilograms.
(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
It's about five-and-a-half times as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is about 2,700 kilograms.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 2,700 kilograms. 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 one-tenth as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 105,000 kilograms.
It's about seven times as heavy as a Rhinoceros
The weight of a Rhinoceros is about 2,100 kilograms.
(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 1,400 and 2,800 kg. Rhinoceros are extremely aggressive — nearly one of every two males will die as a result of fighting with other rhinoceros.
It's about eight times as heavy as a Giraffe
The weight of a Giraffe is about 1,930 kilograms.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
It's about one-tenth as heavy as The Statue of Liberty (without base)
The weight of The Statue of Liberty (without base) is about 140,000 kilograms.
(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 140,000 kg. 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 one-tenth as heavy as a House
The weight of a House is about 156,000 kilograms.
(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 156,000 kg, 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 458 kg.
It's about twenty times as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 680 kilograms.
(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 680 kg. 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 thirty times as heavy as a Grizzly Bear
The weight of a Grizzly Bear is about 521 kilograms.
(a.k.a. brown bear, a.k.a. silver bear, Ursus arctos horribilis) (Adult, male, coastal area population average)
It's about thirty times as heavy as a Polar Bear
The weight of a Polar Bear is about 516 kilograms.
(Ursus maritimus) (adult, male)