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How heavy is 0.250 tons?

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It's about as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow.
In other words, the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 1 times 0.250 tons.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 0.250 tons. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 6,500 tons of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about nine-tenths as heavy as a Pig.
In other words, 0.250 tons is 0.910 times the weight of a Pig, and the weight of a Pig is 1.10 times that amount.
(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 0.280 tons. The titular character "Babe the pig" in the 1995 family film was played by 48 different American Yorkshire piglets due to the length of filming and the rate at which piglets reach adulthood.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale.
In other words, the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is 0.910 times 0.250 tons.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 0.220 tons. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, 0.250 tons is 1.370 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 0.730 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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It's about one-and-a-half times as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 0.670 times 0.250 tons.
(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 half as heavy as a Horse.
In other words, 0.250 tons is 0.540 times the weight of a Horse, and the weight of a Horse is 1.90 times that amount.
(Equus ferus caballus) (Arabian, adult)
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 0.460 tons. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 0.06 tons.
It's about half as heavy as a Grand Piano.
In other words, the weight of a Grand Piano is 2 times 0.250 tons.
(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 0.50 tons. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.