10 Things that Weigh Around 550 pounds

In a world filled with lots of items and not a lot of people have weight scales within the reach of their homes or around, it is important to have an idea of the weight of things around you. It will be quite useful for weight comparisons and in determining the weight of a thing by merely relating it to the weight of a similar item. 

550 pounds is approximately the same as 250 kg and in this piece, you’ll be introduced to interesting items, some of which are a combination of different amounts of an item, some animals, and other items that we use almost every day that weigh around 550 pounds. 

1. 2 Commercial treadmills

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A treadmill is a device generally used for walking, running, or climbing while staying in the same place. It is a piece of essential equipment for keeping fit and it is mostly found in gyms and homes. It provides an excellent form of cardio exercise and it can also help you lose weight.

An average commercial treadmill weighs about 275 pounds which means that two of them will weigh around 550 pounds. 

Commercial treadmills usually have a weigh capacity of between 110-200kg (243-440 lbs) depending on the type and brand.

2. 3 Average Americans 

According to research carried out in 2020 the weight of an average American is around 181 pounds as opposed to the trend around 1990 where the weight of an average American was 161 pounds. The implication is that all things being equal, three average Americans will weigh around 550 pounds.

3. The Giant Anaconda( Eunectes murinus)

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Most people have an idea of Anacondas from the classic movie “Anaconda”. However, it is important to know that the size of the anacondas in the movie and rather err Omo as no anaconda in the world is as big as that. Green anacondas are one of the largest snakes in the world and their females are typically larger than males. They can reach lengths of 30 feet (9 meters), diameters of 12 inches (30.5 centimeters), and can weigh 550 pounds (250 kilograms).

4. 11 50lb Dumbbells 

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A dumbbell is a piece of equipment used in weight training. It can be used individually or in pairs, with one in each hand. It is commonly seen in gyms alongside other sets of equipment but individuals can also have them at home for light exercise purposes. Dumbbells come in different sizes starting from 1kg. However, eleven 50 pounds dumbbells will approximately weigh 550 pounds. 

5. Lemon Shark

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The average adult lemon shark weighs around 500 pounds, this goes both ways I.e for both males and females.

The male species on one hand are typically around 250-300 cms (8-10 feet) long, and the females, on the other hand, around 225-235 cms (7-8 feet), while the babies are around 50-60 cms (1-2 feet).

6. A Gun safe

Having a firearm might be a necessity these days considering the prevalent happenings around us. A firearm provides a sense of security to a reasonable extent, it can also be a potential hazard, especially for people who are not authorized to use such. It is also not advisable to keep a firearm just anywhere hence the need for a gun safe. Entry-level gun safes ordinarily weigh around 200-550 pounds, While Mid-range safes weigh between 550 to 1,000 pounds. High-end safes weigh much more.

7. 2 full body massage chair

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Everyone loves a massage after a stressful day. Thanks to technology, you no longer need someone else to help you with a massage that is sometimes unavailable. Now, provided you have a massage chair you are good to go. You just have to slide into your chair, relax and allow it to do all the work. An average full-body massage chair weighs around 275 pounds to 300 pounds, making two of them weigh around 550 pounds. 

8. Yamaha G16 Electric golf cart

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A golf cart also commonly known as a golf buggy is a small vehicle designed to carry two golfers and their golf clubs around a golf course or on desert trails with less effort than walking. Typically a standard golf cart weighs between 900-1050 pounds but can vary by size and type of golf cart. The Yamaha G16 electric golf cart weighs 550 pounds without batteries and 940 pounds with batteries.

9. Porsche 964C4 engine

All car engines do not exactly weigh the same. The weight varies and has many components.  However, research shows that the average engine; excluding the transmission, weighs around 350 pounds.  

The Porsche 964 is the manufacturer’s code name for the Porsche 911 manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. The engine of the car weighs around 550 pounds with a Horsepower of 247 @ 6100 rpm.

10. A Galapagos tortoise 

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The Galapagos tortoise is the largest living species of tortoise, with some modern Galápagos tortoises, with a lifespan in the wild of over 100 years, and over 177 years in captivity, it is safe to say that they are one of the longest-lived vertebrates.

They have thick, sturdy legs designed to hold up all their large weight, but they still spend most of their time lying down to preserve energy. Male Galapagos tortoises can weigh around 500 pounds while females on the other hand, averagely weigh about 250 pounds. 

In terms of behavior, the tortoises are ectothermic (cold-blooded), which is why they relax for 1–2 hours shortly after dawn to take in the sun’s heat through their dark shells, after which they start looking around for food for about  8–9 hours a day. 

Originally posted on September 24, 2021 @ 9:06 am

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