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How heavy is 1,700 firkins?

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It's about 950 times as heavy as a Beer Keg
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 953.3 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 0.00105 times that amount.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 1.7830 firkins when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about 1,500 times as heavy as an Octopus
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 1,400 times the weight of an Octopus, and the weight of an Octopus is 0.0007 times that amount.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 1.20 firkins. 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 1,500 times as heavy as a Toilet
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 1,590 times the weight of a Toilet, and the weight of a Toilet is 0.00063 times that amount.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 1.07 firkins. 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-one-thousand-five-hundredth as heavy as The CN Tower
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 0.0005886 times the weight of The CN Tower, and the weight of The CN Tower is 1,699 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada)
The CN Tower weighs approximately 2,888,300 firkins. The Tower is home to the world's highest glass floor — a viewing area that allows visitors to look straight down 342 m (1,120 ft) to the ground below.
It's about 2,500 times as heavy as a Dalmatian
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 2,350 times the weight of a Dalmatian, and the weight of a Dalmatian is 0.00043 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 0.7230 firkins. 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 one-three-thousandth as heavy as The Sears Tower
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 0.000344 times the weight of The Sears Tower, and the weight of The Sears Tower is 2,908 times that amount.
(officially "Willis Tower" as of 2009) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Willis Tower weighs approximately 4,943,000 firkins. The outer wall surface of the Tower is covered with black anodized aluminum panels which would total 110,000 sq. m (28 acres) if laid out together.
It's about one-five-thousandth as heavy as The Empire State Building
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 0.0002 times the weight of The Empire State Building, and the weight of The Empire State Building is 4,760 times that amount.
(New York City, New York)
The Empire State Building weighs approximately 8,110,000 firkins. About 4% of the building's weight is its 6,000 cu. m (200,000 cu. ft) of limestone façade.