It's about four times as heavy as a Bowling Ball
In other words, the weight of a Bowling Ball is 0.250 times 60 pounds.(most common selection among male bowlers)
With an allowable range of 6 lbs to 16 lbs, the most-preferred bowling ball weight among adult, male bowlers is 15 lbs. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 11.0231131 pounds will float in water.
It's about five times as heavy as a Gallon of Paint
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Panda Bear
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.180 times the weight of a Panda Bear, and the weight of a Panda Bear is 5.60 times that amount.(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 six times as heavy as a Cat
In other words, the weight of a Cat is 0.20 times 60 pounds.(Felis catus) (Domestic; healthy weight)
The average domestic cat should weigh between 10 pounds. Cats are known for their righting reflex, which allows them to land on their feet and survive falls from heights of 1 m (3 ft) up to about 21 m.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Reindeer
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.1640 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 6.10 times that amount.(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 one-tenth as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.140 times the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale, and the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is 7.10 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
(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-tenth as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.120 times the weight of a cubic meter of Snow, and the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 8.30 times that amount.(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.