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How heavy is 5 kilograms?

It's about as heavy as a Gallon of Paint
The weight of a Gallon of Paint is about 5 kilograms.
(excluding container; average weight)
A gallon of paint weighs about 5 kg. Every day, 10,000,000 L (3,000,000 gal) of paint are applied in the United States.
It's about as heavy as a Cat
The weight of a Cat is about 5 kilograms.
(Felis catus) (Domestic; healthy weight)
The average domestic cat should weigh about 4.5 kg. Cats are known for their righting reflex, which allows them to land on their feet and survive falls from heights of 1 m up to about 21 m.
It's about three-fourths as heavy as a Bowling Ball
The weight of a Bowling Ball is about 6.803885550 kilograms.
(most common selection among male bowlers)
With an allowable range of 4.989516070 kilograms, the most-preferred bowling ball weight among adult, male bowlers is 6.803885550 kilograms. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 5 kg (11 lbs) will float in water.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Dachshund
The weight of a Dachshund is about 9 kilograms.
(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 9 kg. Despite of their small size, a 2008 survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania named dachshunds as the most aggressive dog breed.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as heavy as a Brick
The weight of a Brick is about 2.90 kilograms.
(Standard, traditional face brick - 1,900 cu. cm (120 cu. in))
A standard, traditional face brick weighs an average of 2.9 kg. The steeple of the Church of St. Martin in Landshut, Germany is said to be the tallest brick tower in the world at a height of 130.6 m (428.5 ft) and was constructed using an estimated 650,000 bricks.
It's about two times as heavy as a Chihuahua
The weight of a Chihuahua is about 2.250 kilograms.
(a.k.a. Chihuahue(o) (FCI standard)
The F&d&ration Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Chihuahuas to weigh about 1.5 to 3 kg. Relative to their body sizes, Chihuahuas have the largest brain size of any dog breed.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Gold Bar
The weight of a Gold Bar is about 12.441390720 kilograms.
(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 12.44139072 kg (400 troy oz). The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 250 kg.
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a Human Brain
The weight of a Human Brain is about 1.350 kilograms.
The average weight of an adult human brain is between 1.350 kilograms. In humans and primates, sight and vision utilize about 30 different parts of the brain which together account for about half of the brain's size.
It's about five times as heavy as a liter of Water
The weight of a liter of Water is about 1.000028 kilograms.
(fresh; 4° C / 39.2° F; maximum density)
Contrary to popular belief, 1 liter (0.0.264172052358148 gal) of water at 4° C / 39.2° F (its point of maximum density) weighs 1.000028 kg rather than 1 kg exactly. The total volume of water on the planet Earth is about 13,590,000,000,000,000,000 (13.59 quntillion) L (3,590,000,000,000,000,000 gallons).
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Dalmatian
The weight of a Dalmatian is about 29.50 kilograms.
(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 27 and 32 kg. 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 eight times as heavy as a Basketball
The weight of a Basketball is about 0.623689508750 kilograms.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A regulation NBA basketball, manufactured by Spalding, is known as a Size 7 ball and weighs 0.623689508750 kilograms. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about one-tenth as heavy as a Toilet
The weight of a Toilet is about 43.60 kilograms.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 43.6 kg. 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-tenth as heavy as an Octopus
The weight of an Octopus is about 50 kilograms.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 50 kg. 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 twelve times as heavy as a Football (Soccer Ball)
The weight of a Football (Soccer Ball) is about 0.430 kilograms.
(a.k.a. Soccer, a.k.a. Association Football) (FIFA Law 2 specification)
According to FIFA's Law of the Game number 2, a football must weigh between 0.410 kilograms and 0.450 kilograms. An artifact on display at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling, Scotland is said to be the world's oldest football and is about one-third to one-half the size of a modern football.
It's about twelve times as heavy as an American Football
The weight of an American Football is about 0.41106808531250 kilograms.
(a.k.a. "pigskin") (NFL standard)
Per National Football League official rules, an American football must weigh between 0.396893323750 kilograms and 0.4252428468750 kilograms. Because of NFL regulations, ceremonial considerations, and backup requirements, each NFL Superbowl requires the manufacture of 144 balls exclusively for the event.
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