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How heavy is 2.80 tons?

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It's about 50 times as heavy as an Octopus.
In other words, the weight of an Octopus is 0.02 times 2.80 tons.
(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 60 times as heavy as a Toilet.
In other words, 2.80 tons is 58.30 times the weight of a Toilet, and the weight of a Toilet is 0.0172 times that amount.
(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 one-sixtieth as heavy as a House.
In other words, 2.80 tons is 0.0163 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 61.30 times that amount.
(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 172 tons, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 0.5070 tons.
It's about 85 times as heavy as a Dalmatian.
In other words, 2.80 tons is 86.10 times the weight of a Dalmatian, and the weight of a Dalmatian is 0.0116 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 200 times as heavy as a Gold Bar.
In other words, 2.80 tons is 204.16666670 times the weight of a Gold Bar, and the weight of a Gold Bar is 0.004897959183 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-two-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue).
In other words, the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is 250 times 2.80 tons.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 700 tons. The statue overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro from atop the 709.9-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
It's about 300 times as heavy as a Dachshund.
In other words, the weight of a Dachshund is 0.003 times 2.80 tons.
(a.k.a. "Wiener dog", a.k.a. Teckel, a.k.a. Dackel, a.k.a. "hot dog dog", a.k.a. "sausage dog", a.k.a. "doxie") (FCI standard; standard size)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for dachshunds to weigh about 0.01 tons. Despite of their small size, a 2008 survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania named dachshunds as the most aggressive dog breed.