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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as a Basketball (packed).
In other words, 862 tablespoons is 1.14827048580 times the size of a Basketball (packed), and the size of a Basketball (packed) is 0.870874948340 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball measures about 480.444291490 tablespoons. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about one-and-a-half times as big as a Bowling Ball (packed).
In other words, 862 tablespoons is 1.54811726820 times the size of a Bowling Ball (packed), and the size of a Bowling Ball (packed) is 0.645945898640 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling ball should measure at least 10.795 cm (4.25 in) in radius for a total volume of about 356.355433350 tablespoons. 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 one-and-four-fifths times as big as a Basketball.
In other words, 862 tablespoons is 1.79417263410 times the size of a Basketball, and the size of a Basketball is 0.557359966930 times that amount.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball and measures about 480.444291490 tablespoons. The surface of these balls have 4,118 pebbles with a diameter of 2.5 mm each.
It's about two-and-a-half times as big as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 862 tablespoons is 2.41893323160 times the size of a Bowling Ball, and the size of a Bowling Ball is 0.413405375120 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling ball should measure at least 10.795 cm (4.25 in) in radius for a total volume of about 356.355433350 tablespoons. 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 times as big as The Blood in a Human Body.
In other words, the size of The Blood in a Human Body is 0.30 times 862 tablespoons.
(for 70 kg body; average altitude; average)
The volume of blood in the average human body is about 300 tablespoons. Persons living at high altitude, however, may have up to an additional 100 tablespoons of blood to compensate for the lower oxygen level.
It's about one-fifth as big as a Beer Keg.
In other words, 862 tablespoons is 0.2170 times the size of a Beer Keg, and the size of a Beer Keg is 4.610 times that amount.
(Half barrel; maximum capacity)
The most common keg size sold by US beer sellers is a half-barrel type with a volume of 3,970 tablespoons. This type of keg contains the equivalent of 165 24 tablespoons cans of beer.
It's about one-fifth as big as a Car Gas Tank.
In other words, 862 tablespoons is 0.1680 times the size of a Car Gas Tank, and the size of a Car Gas Tank is 5.950 times that amount.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus)
A car gas tank (for example, that of a 2009 Ford Taurus) holds 5,120 tablespoons of gas. In contrast, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — the first mass-produced car — had a fuel capacity of just 1,350 tablespoons.