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How heavy is 40,000 tonnes?

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It's about 200,000 times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale.
In other words, the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is 0.00000500 times 40,000 tonnes.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 0.20 tonnes. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about 250,000 times as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, 40,000 tonnes is 242,000 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 0.000004130 times that amount.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 0.1660 tonnes. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about 250,000 times as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 0.00000370 times 40,000 tonnes.
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 0.150 tonnes. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 0.0064 tonnes of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about 450,000 times as heavy as a Kangaroo.
In other words, the weight of a Kangaroo is 0.00000210 times 40,000 tonnes.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 0.085 tonnes. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.
It's about 550,000 times as heavy as a Beer Keg.
In other words, 40,000 tonnes is 549,400 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 0.000001820 times that amount.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 0.0728 tonnes when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about 800,000 times as heavy as an Octopus.
In other words, the weight of an Octopus is 0.00000130 times 40,000 tonnes.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 0.05 tonnes. 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 900,000 times as heavy as a Toilet.
In other words, 40,000 tonnes is 917,000 times the weight of a Toilet, and the weight of a Toilet is 0.000001090 times that amount.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 0.0436 tonnes. 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.