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How big is 3,970 tablespoons?

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It's about as big as a Beer Keg
(Half barrel; maximum capacity)
The most common keg size sold by US beer sellers is a half-barrel type with a volume of 3,970 tablespoons. This type of keg contains the equivalent of 165 24 tablespoons cans of beer.
It's about three-fourths as big as a Car Gas Tank
In other words, 3,970 tablespoons is 0.7750 times the size of a Car Gas Tank, and the size of a Car Gas Tank is 1.290 times that amount.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus)
A car gas tank (for example, that of a 2009 Ford Taurus) holds 5,120 tablespoons of gas. In contrast, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — the first mass-produced car — had a fuel capacity of just 1,350 tablespoons.
It's about two-fifths as big as a Bathtub
In other words, 3,970 tablespoons is 0.370 times the size of a Bathtub, and the size of a Bathtub is 2.70 times that amount.
(a.k.a. bath, a.k.a. tub) (for Bootz Industries Aloha 5 ft. Left Hand Drain Soaking Tub)
The capacity of a typical bathtub is 11,000 tablespoons. Historically, bathtubs have been made of various materials including marble, terracotta, silver, gold, and iron but the size and shape of the tubs has changed little in their 7,000 year history.
It's about five-and-a-half times as big as a Basketball (packed)
In other words, 3,970 tablespoons is 5.28843831620 times the size of a Basketball (packed), and the size of a Basketball (packed) is 0.189091739420 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball measures about 480.444291490 tablespoons. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about seven times as big as a Bowling Ball (packed)
In other words, 3,970 tablespoons is 7.12996004040 times the size of a Bowling Ball (packed), and the size of a Bowling Ball (packed) is 0.140253240460 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling ball should measure at least 10.795 cm (4.25 in) in radius for a total volume of about 356.355433350 tablespoons. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 5 kg (11 lbs) will float in water.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as big as a Basketball
In other words, 3,970 tablespoons is 8.26318486940 times the size of a Basketball, and the size of a Basketball is 0.121018713220 times that amount.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball and measures about 480.444291490 tablespoons. The surface of these balls have 4,118 pebbles with a diameter of 2.5 mm each.
It's about ten times as big as The Blood in a Human Body
In other words, the size of The Blood in a Human Body is 0.10 times 3,970 tablespoons.
(for 70 kg body; average altitude; average)
The volume of blood in the average human body is about 300 tablespoons. Persons living at high altitude, however, may have up to an additional 100 tablespoons of blood to compensate for the lower oxygen level.