Monday, August 24, 2009

Toot, Toot!

The Queen Mary (1)

Weight: More than 80,000 Tons

Conclusion: The Queen Mary (ship) weighs more than me.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Splish Splash

Object: The Bellagio Fountain

Bellagio Fountain Facts

Water height: up to 245 Feet
Area: 8.5 Acres
Volume: Over 200 Million Gallons
Weight: Over 167 Million Pounds

Conclusion: The Bellagio Fountain weighs more than me.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

La, la. la, laaaaah!

Object: Touring Group of the Vienna Boys' Choir.

The Vienna Boys' choir is divided into four touring groups (Named for Bruckner, Mozart, Haydn and Schubert) each containing about 25 boys between the ages of 10 and 14.

Approximate weight of each touring group: 1750 Lbs.
Approximate weight of total group: 7000 Lbs.

The Vienna Boys' Choir Weighs More Than Me.

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)