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How heavy is 33 long tons?

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It's about half as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 33 long tons is 0.47 times the weight of The Space Shuttle, and the weight of The Space Shuttle is 2.1 times that amount.
(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 70 long tons. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 19 long tons.
It's about three times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, 33 long tons is 2.97 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 0.337 times that amount.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 11.1 long tons. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about one-third as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 33 long tons is 0.321 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 3.12 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 103 long tons. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.000000984 long tons each.
It's about four-and-a-half times as heavy as an Elephant.
In other words, 33 long tons is 4.462 times the weight of an Elephant, and the weight of an Elephant is 0.2241 times that amount.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs between 7.395 long tons. Among African elephants, both males and females have tusks (female Asian elephants lack tusks) which can grow to 3 m (10 ft) and weigh up to 0.08858 long tons.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a House.
In other words, 33 long tons is 0.215 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 4.65 times that amount.
(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 154 long tons, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 0.453 long tons.
It's about five times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex.
In other words, 33 long tons is 5.2 times the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex, and the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is 0.19 times that amount.
(for FMNH PR2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 6.3 long tons while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about nine times as heavy as a Hippopotamus.
In other words, 33 long tons is 8.94 times the weight of a Hippopotamus, and the weight of a Hippopotamus is 0.112 times that amount.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 3.69 long tons. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).