# How heavy is 550 pounds?

It's about as heavy as a Pig
The weight of a Pig is about 550 pounds.
(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 550 pounds. 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 one-and-one-tenth times as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
The weight of a cubic meter of Snow is about 510 pounds.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 510 pounds. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 13,000,000 pounds of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is about 440 pounds.
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 440 pounds. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about one-and-a-half times as heavy as a Reindeer
The weight of a Reindeer is about 365 pounds.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 365 pounds. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Horse
The weight of a Horse is about 930 pounds.
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 930 pounds. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 120 pounds.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as heavy as a Panda Bear
The weight of a Panda Bear is about 330 pounds.
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 330 pounds. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 14 pounds of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about half as heavy as a Grand Piano
The weight of a Grand Piano is about 990 pounds.
(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 990 pounds. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.
It's about half as heavy as a Polar Bear
The weight of a Polar Bear is about 1,140 pounds.
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 1,140 pounds. Polar bears are so heavily insulated by their 9.9 cm (3.9 in) layer of blubber that they are often difficult to detect using infrared photography sensors.
It's about half as heavy as a Grizzly Bear
The weight of a Grizzly Bear is about 1,150 pounds.
(a.k.a. brown bear, a.k.a. silver bear, Ursus arctos horribilis) (Adult, male, coastal area population average)
An adult, male grizzly bear from a coastal area (where food is plentiful) can weigh up to 1,150 pounds. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 1,500 pounds.
(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 1,500 pounds. 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 three times as heavy as a Kangaroo
The weight of a Kangaroo is about 190 pounds.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 190 pounds. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a Beer Keg
The weight of a Beer Keg is about 160.50 pounds.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 160.50 pounds when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about five times as heavy as an Octopus
The weight of an Octopus is about 110 pounds.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 110 pounds. 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 five-and-a-half times as heavy as a Toilet
The weight of a Toilet is about 96.10 pounds.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 96.10 pounds. 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 one-fifth as heavy as a Car
The weight of a Car is about 3,642 pounds.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus) (curb weight)
A 2009 Ford Taurus weighs 3,642 pounds. The first mass-produced car, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — introduced in 1901 — weighed just 851 pounds.

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