It's about 30,000 times as heavy as a Hippopotamus
In other words, 259,950,000 pounds is 31,000 times the weight of a Hippopotamus, and the weight of a Hippopotamus is 0.000032 times that amount.(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 8,300 pounds. 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 20,000 times as heavy as an Elephant
In other words, 259,950,000 pounds is 19,000 times the weight of an Elephant, and the weight of an Elephant is 0.000053 times that amount.(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 13,000 pounds. 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 8,800 pounds
It's about 20,000 times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex
In other words, 259,950,000 pounds is 18,000 times the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex, and the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is 0.000056 times that amount.(for FMNH PR2081, 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 14,000 pounds 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 10,000 times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
In other words, 259,950,000 pounds is 10,400 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 0.0000962 times that amount.(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 24,900 pounds. 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 1,500 times as heavy as The Space Shuttle
In other words, 259,950,000 pounds is 1,700 times the weight of The Space Shuttle, and the weight of The Space Shuttle is 0.0006 times that amount.(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 160,000 pounds. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 44,000 pounds.
It's about 1,000 times as heavy as a Blue Whale
In other words, 259,950,000 pounds is 1,130 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 0.00089 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 230,000 pounds. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.0022 pounds each.
It's about 850 times as heavy as The Statue of Liberty (without base)
In other words, 259,950,000 pounds is 840 times the weight of The Statue of Liberty (without base), and the weight of The Statue of Liberty (without base) is 0.001 times that amount.(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 310,000 pounds. 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.