It's about as heavy as a Toilet.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 0.0481 tons. The Indian town of Musiri in Tamil Nadu state features the world's only paying toilet, which rewards its users up to 10¢ Indian (10 paisas) per visit and uses the waste for compost and fertilizer.
It's about nine-tenths as heavy as an Octopus.
In other words, 0.0481 tons is 0.870 times the weight of an Octopus, and the weight of an Octopus is 1.10 times that amount.(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 0.055 tons. It is the largest octopus species and is known for its considerable intelligence, including the ability to open jars, solve mazes, and mimic other octopuses.
It's about one-and-a-half times as heavy as a Dalmatian.
In other words, 0.0481 tons is 1.480 times the weight of a Dalmatian, and the weight of a Dalmatian is 0.6760 times that amount.(a.k.a. Dalmatinac, a.k.a. Carriage Dog, a.k.a. Spotted Coach Dog, a.k.a. Firehouse Dog) (FCI standard; male)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Dalmatians to weigh between 0.0325 tons. The association of the breed with fire departments (and similarly with Budweiser Beer and its team of Clydesdales) stems from their affinity for horses, having been used historically as carriage dogs capable of guiding horse-drawn fire engines to the sites of blazes.
It's about half as heavy as a Kangaroo.
In other words, 0.0481 tons is 0.510 times the weight of a Kangaroo, and the weight of a Kangaroo is 2 times that amount.(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 0.094 tons. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.
It's about three-tenths as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, 0.0481 tons is 0.290 times the weight of a Panda Bear, and the weight of a Panda Bear is 3.40 times that amount.(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 0.170 tons. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 0.0071 tons of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a Gold Bar.
In other words, 0.0481 tons is 3.5072916670 times the weight of a Gold Bar, and the weight of a Gold Bar is 0.28512028510 times that amount.(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 0.01371428571 tons. The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 0.27557782770 tons.
It's about one-fourth as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, 0.0481 tons is 0.2640 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 3.790 times that amount.(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 0.1820 tons. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.
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