# How heavy is 50 tons?

It's about two-thirds as heavy as The Space Shuttle
The weight of The Space Shuttle is about 78 tons.
(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 78 tons. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 22 tons.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 115 tons.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 115 tons. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.00000110 tons each.
It's about one-third as heavy as The Statue of Liberty (without base)
The weight of The Statue of Liberty (without base) is about 150 tons.
(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 150 tons. 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 three-tenths as heavy as a House
The weight of a House is about 172 tons.
(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 172 tons, 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 0.5070 tons.
It's about four times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is about 12.50 tons.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 12.50 tons. 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 five times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex
The weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is about 9.70 tons.
(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 9.70 tons 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 seven-and-a-half times as heavy as an Elephant
The weight of an Elephant is about 6.70 tons.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 6.70 tons. 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 4.40 tons
It's about twelve times as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 4.20 tons.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 4.10 tons. 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 one-fifteenth as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue)
The weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is about 700 tons.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 700 tons. 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 seventeen times as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is about 3 tons.
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 3 tons. 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 twenty times as heavy as a Rhinoceros
The weight of a Rhinoceros is about 2.30 tons.
(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 2.30 tons. Rhinoceros are extremely aggressive — nearly one of every two males will die as a result of fighting with other rhinoceros.
It's about twenty times as heavy as a Giraffe
The weight of a Giraffe is about 2.130 tons.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
An adult, male giraffe can weigh up to 2.130 tons. 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 thirty times as heavy as a Car
The weight of a Car is about 1.8210 tons.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus) (curb weight)
A 2009 Ford Taurus weighs 1.8210 tons. The first mass-produced car, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — introduced in 1901 — weighed just 0.42550 tons.
It's about one-thirtieth as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood)
The weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is about 1,400 tons.
(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 1,400 tons. 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 2,100 tons.
It's about 65 times as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 0.750 tons.
(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 0.750 tons. 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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