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How heavy is 5 kilograms?

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It's about as heavy as a Gallon of Paint.
(excluding container; average weight)
A gallon of paint weighs about 5 kg. Every day, 10,000,000 L (3,000,000 gal) of paint are applied in the United States.
It's about as heavy as a Cat.
(Felis catus) (Domestic; healthy weight)
The average domestic cat should weigh between 4 and 5 kg. Cats are known for their righting reflex, which allows them to land on their feet and survive falls from heights of 1 m (3 ft) up to about 21 m.
It's about three-fourths as heavy as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 5 kilograms is 0.734874207 times the weight of a Bowling Ball, and the weight of a Bowling Ball is 1.36077711 times that amount.
(most common selection among male bowlers)
With an allowable range of 4.98951607 kilograms, the most-preferred bowling ball weight among adult, male bowlers is 6.80388555 kilograms. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 5 kg (11 lbs) will float in water.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Dachshund.
In other words, the weight of a Dachshund is 2 times 5 kilograms.
(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 9 kg. 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 one-and-seven-tenths times as heavy as a Brick.
In other words, the weight of a Brick is 0.59 times 5 kilograms.
(Standard, traditional face brick - 1,900 cu. cm (120 cu. in))
A standard, traditional face brick weighs an average of 2.9 kg. The steeple of the Church of St. Martin in Landshut, Germany is said to be the tallest brick tower in the world at a height of 130.6 m (428.5 ft) and was constructed using an estimated 650,000 bricks.
It's about two times as heavy as a Chihuahua.
In other words, 5 kilograms is 2.22 times the weight of a Chihuahua, and the weight of a Chihuahua is 0.45 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Chihuahue(o) (FCI standard)
The F&d&ration Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Chihuahuas to weigh about 1.5 to 3 kg. Relative to their body sizes, Chihuahuas have the largest brain size of any dog breed.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Gold Bar.
In other words, 5 kilograms is 0.4018843321 times the weight of a Gold Bar, and the weight of a Gold Bar is 2.488278144 times that amount.
(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 12.44139072 kg (400 troy oz). The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 250 kg.