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How heavy is 20 pounds?

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It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as heavy as a Basketball.
In other words, 20 pounds is 14.5454545450 times the weight of a Basketball, and the weight of a Basketball is 0.068750000002 times that amount.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A regulation NBA basketball, manufactured by Spalding, is known as a Size 7 ball and weighs 1.3750 pounds. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about one-fifteenth as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 17 times 20 pounds.
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 330 pounds. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 14 pounds of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about one-twentieth as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, 20 pounds is 0.0548 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 18.20 times that amount.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 365 pounds. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about twenty times as heavy as a Football (Soccer).
In other words, the weight of a Football (Soccer) is 0.048 times 20 pounds.
(a.k.a. Soccer, a.k.a. Association Football) (FIFA Law 2 specification)
According to FIFA's Law of the Game number 2, a football must weigh between 0.90 pounds and 0.990 pounds. An artifact on display at the Smith Art Gallery in Museum in Stirling, Scotland is said to be the world's oldest football and is about one-third to one-half the size of a modern football.
It's about twenty times as heavy as a Football (American).
In other words, 20 pounds is 22.06896551724 times the weight of a Football (American), and the weight of a Football (American) is 0.0453125 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "pigskin") (NFL standard)
Per National Football League official rules, an American football must weigh between 0.8750 pounds and 0.93750 pounds. Because of NFL regulations, ceremonial considerations, and backup requirements, each NFL Superbowl requires the manufacture of 144 balls exclusively for the event.
It's about one-twentieth as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale.
In other words, the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is 22 times 20 pounds.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 440 pounds. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow.
In other words, the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 26 times 20 pounds.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 510 pounds. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 13,000,000 pounds of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.