It's about seventeen times as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
In other words, the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 0.059 times 4,000 kilograms.(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 230 kg. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 5,900,000 kg of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about one-twentieth as heavy as The Space Shuttle
In other words, the weight of The Space Shuttle is 18 times 4,000 kilograms.(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 71,000 kilograms. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 19,737 kg.
It's about twenty times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
It's about twenty times as heavy as a Reindeer
In other words, 4,000 kilograms is 24.20 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 0.0413 times that amount.(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 159 and 182 kg. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.
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It's about one-twenty-fifth as heavy as a Blue Whale
It's about thirty times as heavy as a Panda Bear
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 0.037 times 4,000 kilograms.(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 150 kg. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 6.4 kg of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about one-fortieth as heavy as a House
In other words, 4,000 kilograms is 0.0256 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 39.10 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 156,000 kg, 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 458 kg.