How heavy is 70 tonnes?
It's about as heavy as The Space Shuttle
The weight of The Space Shuttle is about 71 tonnes.
(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 71 tonnes. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 20 tonnes.
It's about two-thirds as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 105 tonnes.
Blue whales weigh between 105 tonnes. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.000001000 tonnes each.
It's about half as heavy as The Statue of Liberty (without base)
The weight of The Statue of Liberty (without base) is about 140 tonnes.
(a.k.a. Liberty Enlightening the World, a.k.a. La Liberté éclairant le monde) (total weight, including foundation)
The total weight of the Statue of Liberty — the Statue's copper and framework only, excluding the base — is roughly 140 tonnes. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a House
The weight of a House is about 156 tonnes.
(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 156 tonnes, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 0.460 tonnes.
It's about six times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is about 11.30 tonnes.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 11.30 tonnes. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about eight times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex
The weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is about 8.80 tonnes.
(for FMNH PR 2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 8.8 tonnes while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about one-tenth as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue)
The weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is about 635 tonnes.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 635 tonnes. The statue overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro from atop the 709.9-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
It's about twelve times as heavy as an Elephant
The weight of an Elephant is about 6.10 tonnes.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 6.10 tonnes. Among African elephants, both males and females have tusks (whereas female Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, do not have tusks) which can grow to 3 m (10 ft) and typically weigh about 4 tonnes
It's about eighteen times as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 3.80 tonnes.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 3.80 tonnes. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).
It's about one-twentieth as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood)
The weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is about 1,300 tonnes.
(a.k.a. Giant Sequoia, a.k.a. Sierran redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia, a.k.a. "Big Tree", Sequoiadendron giganteum)
The weight of wood in a Giant Sequoia is 1,300 tonnes. General Sherman, a specimen in Sequoia National Park in Visalia, California, is the largest tree in the world by volume, with an estimated weight of about 1,900 tonnes.
It's about thirty times as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is about 2.70 tonnes.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 2.7 tonnes. Despite their tremendous size, blue whales feed almost exclusively on tiny crustaceans called krill and cannot swallow anything much larger than a beach ball.
It's about thirty times as heavy as a Rhinoceros
The weight of a Rhinoceros is about 2.10 tonnes.
(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 2.10 tonnes. Rhinoceros are extremely aggressive — nearly one of every two males will die as a result of fighting with other rhinoceros.
It's about forty times as heavy as a Giraffe
The weight of a Giraffe is about 1.930 tonnes.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
An adult, male giraffe can weigh up to 1.930 tonnes. Reaching 5.5 m (18 ft) in height by adulthood, giraffe calves can grow as much as 3 cm (1 in) per day.
It's about 40 times as heavy as a Car
The weight of a Car is about 1.6520 tonnes.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus) (curb weight)
A 2009 Ford Taurus weighs 1.6520 tonnes. The first mass-produced car, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — introduced in 1901 — weighed just 0.3860 tonnes.
It's about 100 times as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 0.680 tonnes.
(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 0.680 tonnes. 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.