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 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 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-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-thirty-five-thousandth as big as an Olympic Swimming Pool
In other words, the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool is 33,000 times 5,120 tablespoons.(FINA regulation; (minimum capacity)
According to the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), a swimming pool for Olympic and world championship events must measure 50 m by 25 m with a depth of at least 2 m for a total volume of 170,000,000 tablespoons. A pool of this size was to be used in Olympic time trials in New Jersey in early 2008, but its component pieces were stolen from a warehouse, likely to be sold for scrap metal.
It's about one-seventy-five-thousandth as big as The Goodyear Blimp
In other words, the size of The Goodyear Blimp is 75,800 times 5,120 tablespoons.(for GZ-20A)
The Goodyear GZ-20 model Blimp measures 388,000,000 tablespoons in total volume. A December, 1929 college football game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Oregon Webfoots (later the University of Oregon Ducks) began with the blimp dropping a parachute-equipped ball from a height of 61 m (200 ft) to the field below.
It's about one-three-hundred-fifty-thousandth as big as The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
In other words, 5,120 tablespoons is 0.000002960 times the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is 338,000 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool holds approximately 1,720,000,000 tablespoons of water. The Pool has a sloping bottom and extends to 80 cm (30 in) deep in its center.