# How heavy is 20 slugs?

It's about one-and-one-fifth times as heavy as a Pig
The weight of a Pig is about 17 slugs.
(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 17 slugs. The titular character "Babe the pig" in the 1995 family film was played by 48 different American Yorkshire piglets due to the length of filming and the rate at which piglets reach adulthood.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
The weight of a cubic meter of Snow is about 16 slugs.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 16 slugs. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 400,000 slugs of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about seven-tenths as heavy as a Horse
The weight of a Horse is about 29 slugs.
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 29 slugs. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 3.70 slugs.
It's about one-and-a-half times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is about 14 slugs.
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 14 slugs. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about two-thirds as heavy as a Grand Piano
The weight of a Grand Piano is about 31 slugs.
(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 31 slugs. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as heavy as a Reindeer
The weight of a Reindeer is about 11.30 slugs.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 11.30 slugs. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Polar Bear
The weight of a Polar Bear is about 35.40 slugs.
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 35.40 slugs. Polar bears are so heavily insulated by their 9.9 cm (3.9 in) layer of blubber that they are often difficult to detect using infrared photography sensors.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Grizzly Bear
The weight of a Grizzly Bear is about 35.70 slugs.
(a.k.a. brown bear, a.k.a. silver bear, Ursus arctos horribilis) (Adult, male, coastal area population average)
An adult, male grizzly bear from a coastal area (where food is plentiful) can weigh up to 35.70 slugs. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as heavy as a Panda Bear
The weight of a Panda Bear is about 10 slugs.
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 10 slugs. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 0.440 slugs of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 47 slugs.
(for Holstein, a.k.a. Holstein Friesian, a.k.a. Friesian, Bos primigenius) (adult, heifer)
A mature Holstein cow (the well-known black-and-white, spotted breed of cow) typically weighs 47 slugs. President William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913) kept a Holstein cow named Pauline Wayne on the White House grounds — a gift from a Wisconsin senator and the source of the First Family's milk.
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a Kangaroo
The weight of a Kangaroo is about 5.80 slugs.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 5.80 slugs. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.
It's about four times as heavy as a Beer Keg
The weight of a Beer Keg is about 4.9880 slugs.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 4.9880 slugs when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Car
The weight of a Car is about 113.20 slugs.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus) (curb weight)
A 2009 Ford Taurus weighs 113.20 slugs. The first mass-produced car, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — introduced in 1901 — weighed just 26.450 slugs.
It's about six times as heavy as an Octopus
The weight of an Octopus is about 3.40 slugs.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 3.40 slugs. 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 one-fifth as heavy as a Giraffe
The weight of a Giraffe is about 132 slugs.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
An adult, male giraffe can weigh up to 132 slugs. Reaching 5.5 m (18 ft) in height by adulthood, giraffe calves can grow as much as 3 cm (1 in) per day.

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