It's about three-and-a-half times as big as a Concrete Mixer Truck
In other words, 159 hogsheads is 3.4 times the size of a Concrete Mixer Truck, and the size of a Concrete Mixer Truck is 0.29 times that amount.(a.k.a. cement mixer, a.k.a. cement mixer truck, a.k.a. cement transport truck, a.k.a. concrete mixer, a.k.a. concrete transport truck, a.k.a. in-transit mixer)(standard size; drum capacity)
A concrete mixer truck has a drum volume of up to 46 hogsheads. Concrete mixer trucks can be in transit for about 90 minutes before the concrete dries — if the concrete dries while in the drum, jackhammers or even dynamite must be used to remove it.
It's about 55 times as big as a Hot Tub
In other words, 159 hogsheads is 52.7 times the size of a Hot Tub, and the size of a Hot Tub is 0.02 times that amount.(for Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play 4 Person Spa With 12 Jets) (a.k.a. Spa, a.k.a. Jacuzzi, a.k.a. Whirlpool) (Advertised Capacity)
An average, four-person hot tub holds 3.01 hogsheads of water. Modern hot tubs became popular outside of Japan starting in about 1940.
It's about one-sixtieth as big as a Hot Air Balloon
In other words, 159 hogsheads is 0.02 times the size of a Hot Air Balloon, and the size of a Hot Air Balloon is 59 times that amount.(four-person capacity; envelope volume; average)
The average volume of a hot air balloon sufficient to lift four adults is 9,200 hogsheads. Typically made of nylon or dacron, a balloon envelope of this size typically weighs just 88 kg (190 lbs).
It's about one-sixty-fifth as big as an Olympic Swimming Pool
In other words, 159 hogsheads is 0.02 times the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool, and the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool is 67 times that amount.(FINA regulation; (minimum capacity)
According to the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), a swimming pool for Olympic and world championship events must measure 50 m by 25 m with a depth of at least 2 m for a total volume of 10,000 hogsheads. A pool of this size was to be used in Olympic time trials in New Jersey in early 2008, but its component pieces were stolen from a warehouse, likely to be sold for scrap metal.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as big as The Goodyear Blimp
In other words, 159 hogsheads is 0.0066 times the size of The Goodyear Blimp, and the size of The Goodyear Blimp is 151 times that amount.(for GZ-20A)
The Goodyear GZ-20 model Blimp measures 24,100 hogsheads in total volume. A December, 1929 college football game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Oregon Webfoots (later the University of Oregon Ducks) began with the blimp dropping a parachute-equipped ball from a height of 61 m (200 ft) to the field below.
It's about 250 times as big as a Bathtub
In other words, 159 hogsheads is 240 times the size of a Bathtub, and the size of a Bathtub is 0.004 times that amount.(a.k.a. bath, a.k.a. tub) (for Bootz Industries Aloha 5 ft. Left Hand Drain Soaking Tub)
The capacity of a typical bathtub is 0.670 hogsheads. Historically, bathtubs have been made of various materials including marble, terracotta, silver, gold, and iron but the size and shape of the tubs has changed little in their 7,000 year history.
It's about 500 times as big as a Car Gas Tank
In other words, 159 hogsheads is 501 times the size of a Car Gas Tank, and the size of a Car Gas Tank is 0.00 times that amount.(for 2009 Ford Taurus)
A car gas tank (for example, that of a 2009 Ford Taurus) holds 0.3170 hogsheads of gas. In contrast, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — the first mass-produced car — had a fuel capacity of just 0.0839 hogsheads.