It's about one-thirty-thousandth as big as a Hot Air Balloon
In other words, the size of a Hot Air Balloon is 29,000 times 5,120 tablespoons.(four-person capacity; envelope volume; average)
The average volume of a hot air balloon sufficient to lift four adults is 150,000,000 tablespoons. Typically made of nylon or dacron, a balloon envelope of this size typically weighs just 88 kg (190 lbs).
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as big as a Concrete Mixer Truck
In other words, the size of a Concrete Mixer Truck is 140 times 5,120 tablespoons.(a.k.a. cement mixer, a.k.a. cement mixer truck, a.k.a. cement transport truck, a.k.a. concrete mixer, a.k.a. concrete transport truck, a.k.a. in-transit mixer)(standard size; drum capacity)
A concrete mixer truck has a drum volume of up to 740,000 tablespoons. Concrete mixer trucks can be in transit for about 90 minutes before the concrete dries — if the concrete dries while in the drum, jackhammers or even dynamite must be used to remove it.
It's about one-tenth as big as a Hot Tub
In other words, 5,120 tablespoons is 0.1050 times the size of a Hot Tub, and the size of a Hot Tub is 9.520 times that amount.(for Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play 4 Person Spa With 12 Jets) (a.k.a. Spa, a.k.a. Jacuzzi, a.k.a. Whirlpool) (Advertised Capacity)
An average, four-person hot tub holds 48,600 tablespoons of water. Modern hot tubs became popular outside of Japan starting in about 1940.
It's about half as big as a Bathtub
In other words, 5,120 tablespoons is 0.470 times the size of a Bathtub, and the size of a Bathtub is 2.10 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 as big as a Car Gas Tank
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as big as a Beer Keg
In other words, 5,120 tablespoons is 1.290 times the size of a Beer Keg, and the size of a Beer Keg is 0.7750 times that amount.(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 seven times as big as a Basketball (packed)
In other words, 5,120 tablespoons is 6.82035369750 times the size of a Basketball (packed), and the size of a Basketball (packed) is 0.146619962010 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