Friday, June 19, 2009

Mix it up baby

Object: A Cement Mixing Truck weighs more than Me.

(Except maybe not this truck...)

Empty: 20,000-30,000 pounds
Full: 60,000-70,000 pounds

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Hotdog Lunch...

Object: Hot Dog, Catsup and Mustard created with about 1500 cans of food for Canstruction event in Baltimore.

Weight: Over 1,000 pounds

So under certain conditions, a hot dog lunch weighs more than me.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Probably Prettier than Me Too...

Mt. Fuji weights more than me.

OBJECT: Mt. Fuji is the main attraction of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park which is located between Yamanashi and Shizuoka in Japan.

WEIGHT: 100 Million Tons.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Another Sort of Bird

A 747 Weighs More than Me

OBJECT: 747 Aircraft

WEIGHT: 47-100 - Empty 162,386kg (358,000lb), max takeoff 340,195kg (750,000lb). 747-200 - Operating empty with JT9Ds 169,960kg (374,400lb), with CF680C2s 172,730kg (380,800lb)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Whale Watching

Object: Killer Whale

Weight: About 9 Tons

A killer whale weighs more than me.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sequoia Tree

OBJECT: General Sherman Sequoia Tree, Sequoia National Park, California

WEIGHT: Estimated at over 6000 Tons.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Space Shuttle

I know it's hard sometimes for us to feel good about ourselves. I mean there are models in the magazine who look as if they have never eaten a cheeseburger in their lives, and there's me who looks like I eat twelve a day. So I am comforted daily as I run into things in the world that weigh more than me (and more than you too.) Here's my first entry:

OBJECT: The Space Shuttle (Endeavor)

# Empty weight: 172,000 lb (78,000 kg)[14]
# Gross liftoff weight: 240,000 lb (110,000 kg)
# Maximum landing weight: 230,000 lb (100,000 kg)