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How big is 40 tablespoons?

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It's about 65 times as big as a Gumball
In other words, the size of a Gumball is 0.015 times 40 tablespoons.
(commercial-grade vending machine standard size)
The standard size gumball for a commercial grade vending machine has a volume of 0.610 tablespoons. Walter Diemer, an accountant at the Fleer Company in Philadelphia, is the man responsible for bubblegum's traditional pink color, as pink was the only food coloring in the company's factory when he made his first successful batch of gum.
It's about 60 times as big as a Gumball (packed)
In other words, 40 tablespoons is 59 times the size of a Gumball (packed), and the size of a Gumball (packed) is 0.017 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (commercial-grade vending machine standard size)
The standard size gumball for a commercial grade vending machine has a volume of 0.610 tablespoons. Walter Diemer, an accountant at the Fleer Company in Philadelphia, is the man responsible for bubblegum's traditional pink color, as pink was the only food coloring in the company's factory when he made his first successful batch of gum.
It's about twenty times as big as a Marshmallow
In other words, the size of a Marshmallow is 0.05 times 40 tablespoons.
A regular marshmallow measures about 2 tablespoons. In the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, a monster known as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was a fictional mascot of a marshmallow company, brought to life by supernatural forces and made gigantic — measuring 34.3 m tall in this form.
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as big as a Golf Ball
In other words, 40 tablespoons is 14.5380290 times the size of a Golf Ball, and the size of a Golf Ball is 0.068785115 times that amount.
(per R&A-USGA Rules of Golf)
According to the Rules of Golf (as approved by the United States Golf Association and the Rules Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews), a golf ball must have a volume of at least 2.75137940 tablespoons. Golf balls are not required to have the familiar dimpled pattern, but the design has been popular since its invention in 1905 because it reduces drag while increasing lift.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as big as a Golf Ball (packed)
In other words, 40 tablespoons is 9.304338730 times the size of a Golf Ball (packed), and the size of a Golf Ball (packed) is 0.1074767410 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (per R&A-USGA Rules of Golf)
Dictated by the Rules of Golf (as approved by the United States Golf Association and the Rules Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews), a golf ball must have a volume of at least 2.75137940 tablespoons. Golf balls are not required to have the familiar dimpled pattern, but the design has been popular since its invention in 1905 because it reduces drag while increasing lift.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as big as an Egg (Chicken)
In other words, the size of an Egg (Chicken) is 0.110 times 40 tablespoons.
(hen; USDA large size; uncooked)
A typical egg — of large size as defined by the United State Department of Agriculture — has a volume of 4.60 tablespoons. Each year, American farms produce 69,000,000,000 eggs.
It's about five times as big as a Puck (Hockey)
In other words, 40 tablespoons is 5.1062210920 times the size of a Puck (Hockey), and the size of a Puck (Hockey) is 0.1958395420 times that amount.
(Ice hockey)
standard ice hockey puck measures about 7.833581680 tablespoons. Hockey pucks can be shot or passed at speeds of up to 160 kph (99 mph) during games.