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How heavy is 160,000 pounds?

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It's about as heavy as The Space Shuttle
(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 seven-tenths as heavy as a Blue Whale
In other words, 160,000 pounds is 0.6940 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 1.440 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 half as heavy as a House
In other words, 160,000 pounds is 0.4650 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 2.150 times that amount.
(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 344,000 pounds, 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 1,010 pounds.
It's about six-and-a-half times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
In other words, 160,000 pounds is 6.420 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 0.1560 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 one-tenth as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue)
In other words, 160,000 pounds is 0.1140 times the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue), and the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is 8.770 times that amount.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 1,400,000 pounds. 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 eleven times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex
In other words, the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is 0.091 times 160,000 pounds.
(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 twelve times as heavy as an Elephant
In other words, the weight of an Elephant is 0.083 times 160,000 pounds.
(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