# How heavy is 36,000 kilograms?

It's about half 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)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 71,000 kilograms. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 19,737 kg.
It's about one-third as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 105,000 kilograms.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 73,000 and 136,000 kg. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.001 kilograms each.
It's about three 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-fourth 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 four 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)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 8,800 kilograms while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about one-fourth 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 six times as heavy as an Elephant
The weight of an Elephant is about 6,100 kilograms.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 6,100 kg. Among African elephants, both males and females have tusks (whereas female Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, do not have tusks) which can grow to 3 m (10 ft) and typically weigh about 4,000 kg
It's about nine-and-a-half times as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 3,800 kilograms.
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 3,000 to 4,500 kg. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).
It's about thirteen times as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is about 2,700 kilograms.
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 seventeen 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 one-twentieth as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue)
The weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is about 635,000 kilograms.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 635,000 kilograms. 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 eighteen-and-a-half times as heavy as a Giraffe
The weight of a Giraffe is about 1,930 kilograms.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
An adult, male giraffe can weigh up to 1,930 kg. Reaching 5.5 m (18 ft) in height by adulthood, giraffe calves can grow as much as 3 cm (1 in) per day.
It's about twenty times as heavy as a Car
The weight of a Car is about 1,652 kilograms.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus) (curb weight)
A 2009 Ford Taurus weighs 1,652 kg. The first mass-produced car, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — introduced in 1901 — weighed just 386 kg.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood)
The weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is about 1,300,000 kilograms.
(a.k.a. Giant Sequoia, a.k.a. Sierran redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia, a.k.a. "Big Tree", Sequoiadendron giganteum)
The weight of wood in a Giant Sequoia is 1,300,000 kilograms. General Sherman, a specimen in Sequoia National Park in Visalia, California, is the largest tree in the world by volume, with an estimated weight of about 1,900,000 kilograms.
It's about 55 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.

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