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How big is 40 tablespoons?

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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.
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 one-tenth as big as a Bowling Ball
In other words, 40 tablespoons is 0.112247481750 times the size of a Bowling Ball, and the size of a Bowling Ball is 8.90888583340 times that amount.
(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 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 one-tenth as big as The Blood in a Human Body
In other words, the size of The Blood in a Human Body is 10 times 40 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.
It's about one-tenth as big as a Basketball
In other words, 40 tablespoons is 0.083256270724 times the size of a Basketball, and the size of a Basketball is 12.011107287 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 one-fifteenth as big as a Bowling Ball (packed)
In other words, 40 tablespoons is 0.071838388317 times the size of a Bowling Ball (packed), and the size of a Bowling Ball (packed) is 13.9201341150 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.