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How heavy is 3,000 shekels ( שקלים)?

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It's about four-fifths as heavy as a Dalmatian
In other words, 3,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.846 times the weight of a Dalmatian, and the weight of a Dalmatian is 1.18 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 3,550 shekels ( שקלים). 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 three-fifths as heavy as a Toilet
In other words, 3,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.572 times the weight of a Toilet, and the weight of a Toilet is 1.75 times that amount.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 5,240 shekels ( שקלים). 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 half as heavy as an Octopus
In other words, 3,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.5 times the weight of an Octopus, and the weight of an Octopus is 2 times that amount.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 6,000 shekels ( שקלים). 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 two times as heavy as a Gold Bar
In other words, 3,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 2.00540282 times the weight of a Gold Bar, and the weight of a Gold Bar is 0.4986529347 times that amount.
(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 1,495.9588040 shekels ( שקלים). The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 30,060.120240 shekels ( שקלים).
It's about one-third as heavy as a Beer Keg
In other words, 3,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.3427 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 2.918 times that amount.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 8,754 shekels ( שקלים) when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about three times as heavy as a Dachshund
In other words, 3,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 3 times the weight of a Dachshund, and the weight of a Dachshund is 0.3 times that amount.
(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 1,000 shekels ( שקלים). 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 three-tenths as heavy as a Kangaroo
In other words, 3,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.29 times the weight of a Kangaroo, and the weight of a Kangaroo is 3.4 times that amount.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 10,000 shekels ( שקלים). Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.