It's about four times as heavy as a Cow
In other words, the weight of a Cow is 0.250 times 42,000,000 grains.(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 10,000,000 grains. 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 one-fourth as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
In other words, 42,000,000 grains is 0.2410 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 4.150 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 174,000,000 grains. 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 Grizzly Bear
In other words, 42,000,000 grains is 5.220 times the weight of a Grizzly Bear, and the weight of a Grizzly Bear is 0.1920 times that amount.(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 8,040,000 grains. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about five-and-a-half times as heavy as a Polar Bear
In other words, 42,000,000 grains is 5.270 times the weight of a Polar Bear, and the weight of a Polar Bear is 0.190 times that amount.(Ursus maritimus) (adult, male)
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 7,960,000 grains. 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 six times as heavy as a Grand Piano
It's about six-and-a-half times as heavy as a Horse
In other words, the weight of a Horse is 0.150 times 42,000,000 grains.(Equus ferus caballus) (Arabian, adult)
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 6,500,000 grains. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 840,000 grains.
It's about eleven times as heavy as a Pig
In other words, the weight of a Pig is 0.091 times 42,000,000 grains.(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 3,900,000 grains. 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.