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Does This Weigh More Than a Kitten?
By: Ashley Ehman
6 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Imagine you are holding a kitten. Its paws are stretching toward your neck, while it buries its cold nose into your shirt. It cutely mews as you adjust yourself, revealing the young cat's disheveled fur. The small animal has yet to learn to properly groom itself, which explains its unkempt appearance. This isn't a unique experience — most people have held a kitten. Now, based on that, how would you respond if someone asked you to pick up the weight of the kitten in paperclips? How many would you grab? Can you fathom how many of the tiny metal items are needed to match the weight of the kitten you were just holding?
While it may seem strange to evaluate the weight of an item on whether it weighs more than a kitten or not, that's exactly what this quiz asks you to do! For the purposes of this quiz, we'll be assuming the average weight of a 6-month-old kitten is 5 pounds, but, of course, this weight will vary by the breed.
Will you be able to tell if an item weighs more or less than a sweet young feline of 5 pounds? It's time to test your knowledge! Will you come out on top or crumble under the weight?
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Does a loaf of bread weigh more than a kitten?
There's a reason bread should never be placed at the bottom of a grocery bag: It's too light to keep its form under the weight of heavier items! An average loaf of bread weighs about 1.6 pounds.
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Does a first generation iPod Nano weigh more than a kitten?
The listed weight for a first generation iPod Nano is 1.5 ounces. Based on this, it would take almost 54 iPod Nanos to match the weight of a 6-month-old kitten, at a whopping 5 pounds.
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Do 5,000 paperclips weigh more than a kitten?
A single, standard-sized paperclip weighs right around 0.5 grams. That means that 5,000 paperclips (or 50 boxes of paperclips like the one shown here) would weigh 2,500 grams, which is equivalent to 5.5 pounds, or roughly the same weight as a kitten.
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Does a JBL boombox weigh more than a kitten?
While boomboxes can vary greatly in weight, a JBL brand boombox is listed as weighing 5.25 kilograms, which is equivalent to roughly 11.6 pounds. It's hard to believe people used to carry boomboxes around when they weigh that much!
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Does a block of Velveeta cheese weigh more than a kitten?
The familiar oblong package of pasteurized cheese product that is known as Velveeta weighs approximately 32 ounces or 2 pounds. A kitten weighs the same amount as 2.5 Velveeta blocks!
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Would 27 bags of Lay's Classic Family Size Potato Chips weigh more than a kitten?
Each bag of Lay's Classic Family Size Potato Chips weighs 10 ounces. With this in mind, 27 bags of the chips would be 270 ounces, and 270 ounces of potato chips is equal to approximately 17 pounds of the popular snack!
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Does a gallon of milk weigh more than a kitten?
The gallon of milk is what usually makes grocery bags the heaviest, so it should come as little surprise that one gallon weighs more than 8 pounds! That's almost the weight of two kittens.
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Does a standard hammer weigh more than a kitten?
While this tool needs to carry a little bit of weight in order to effectively force nails into walls and other building materials, a standard hammer only weighs in at about 1 pound. A sledgehammer, on the other hand, weighs about four kittens, or 20 pounds.
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Does a medium-sized pumpkin weigh more than a kitten?
Some giant pumpkins weigh as much as several people, but a medium-sized pumpkin weighs about the same as a kitten. Isn't it strange to think that the kitten would likely fit inside a pumpkin of the same weight?
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Does a 12-pack of soda weigh more than a kitten?
A 12-pack of soda weighs roughly 10 pounds, meaning it weighs the same as two kittens. If only six of the soda cans were taken into consideration, then the answer here would be that they weigh the same.
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Does the hardcover version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" weigh more than a kitten?
Books always seem to feel heavier than they really are! The hardcover version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" weighs in at 1.6 pounds, based on its product listing online.
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Does a Pyrex 9-by-13-inch casserole dish weigh more than a kitten?
A Pyrex 9-by-13-inch casserole dish only weighs in at 4 pounds. While it may be perfect to make your tater tot hotdish in, it won't tip the scales when it comes to weighing more than a kitten.
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Does a standard basketball weigh more than a kitten?
The majority of a basketball's volume comes from the air that's inflated into its shell. Even though it takes up more space than a kitten does, its 22 ounces don't stack up in the weight category.
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Does a single bowling pin weigh more than a kitten?
For the PBA, a single regulation bowling pin weighs between 3 pounds, 6 ounces and 3 pounds, 10 ounces. Therefore, all of the pins at the end of the bowling lane weigh a combined 33.75 pounds at the minimum! However, one pin does not weigh more than a kitten.
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Does a fitness-grade hula hoop weigh more than a kitten?
Fitness-grade hula hoops vary in weight, but 3 pounds is about average. This is enough weight to create resistance and improve an individual's core strength, but not enough to beat our kitten's weight.
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Does a 2-liter bottle of soda weigh at least a pound more or less than a kitten?
A single two-liter bottle of soda weighs right around 5 pounds — actually 4.4! This means that an individual's favorite bottle of carbonated drink is close to a 6-month-old kitten's weight.
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Does a 24-pack of the smallest Red Bull cans weigh more than a kitten?
The smallest available can of Red Bull is 8.4 fluid ounces, which is also about 8.4 ounces by weight. A 24-pack of the tiny cans would tip the scales at approximately 202 ounces or 12.6 pounds, making the collective weight heavier than a young kitten.
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Do 28 medium-sized bananas weigh more than a kitten?
It takes about four medium-sized bananas in order to reach 1 pound of the yellow produce. By this logic, 28 bananas would weigh roughly 7 pounds, which is greater than our kitten's weight.
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Does a package of butter, containing four sticks, weigh more than a kitten?
The typical packages of butter sold at the grocery store are 1-pound boxes, with each stick representing a quarter of a pound. It would take five boxes of butter to weigh the same amount as our hypothetical kitten.
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Does a box of wine weigh more than a kitten?
A 5-liter box of wine weighs a little over 11 pounds, meaning that it is more than double the weight of a kitten. That box contains about 34 glasses of wine for your next gathering.
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Does a two-slice toaster weigh more than a kitten?
A standard toaster that is designed to handle two slices of bread weighs roughly 3 to 4 pounds. Based on this logic, perhaps a four-slice toaster would be closer to a kitten's weight.
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Does a Mr. Coffee 12-cup coffee maker weigh at least a pound more than a kitten?
Kittens and coffee makers apparently have a lot in common! Both wake you up in the morning, both make strange noises, and both weigh roughly the same, coming in at approximately 5 pounds.
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Does a 6-foot aluminum step ladder weigh more than a kitten?
Even though a standard step ladder weighs more than a kitten, it surprisingly only weighs about 14 pounds! Despite its stature of 6 feet, an aluminum ladder is equal to approximately three kittens.
It takes roughly eight individual paintballs to even begin to tip the scales, weighing in at approximately a single ounce. However, when 2,000 paintballs are weighed as a collective unit, they equal 15 pounds!
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Do 5 dozen large eggs weigh more than a kitten?
A collection of five dozen large eggs weighs 7.5 pounds, making a greater weight than our six-month-old kitten. If you're looking to compare our kitten to eggs, it weighs about the same as three dozen large eggs!
Does a standard car tire weigh more than a kitten?
There's a reason that people who are looking to lose weight may refer to their midsection as a "spare tire." A standard automobile tire weighs right around 22 pounds. Thank goodness tires can be rolled!
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Does a Malayan flying fox weigh more than a kitten?
Even though it has "fox" in the name, a Malayan flying fox is actually a type of bat. It has a fox-like head and a furry body, accompanied by large, leathery wings. This bat weighs in at about 2 pounds.
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Does the world's smallest wild cat breed, the rusty-spotted cat, weigh more than the average kitten?
Despite the breed's kitten-like appearance, it only weighs between 1.8 to 3.5 pounds when it reaches adulthood. The rusty-spotted cat is aptly deemed the "hummingbird of the cat family."
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Does a typical grocery store pineapple weigh more than a kitten?
Even though pineapples seem dense, the average weight of the fruit runs around 2 or 3 pounds. In order to closely equal the weight of a kitten, one would need two of the spiky fruit.
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Do six cans of clam chowder weigh more than a kitten?
A single can of clam chowder or other chunky soup weighs in at roughly 18 ounces, so six cans of soup definitely weigh more than a kitten. Perhaps if the kitten ate one can of soup, things would come close to balancing out!
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Does a bottle of balsamic vinegar weigh more than a kitten?
The weight of a standard bottle of balsamic vinegar varies greatly by brand, but none approaches 5 pounds. In order to balance the weight of a six-month-old kitten, a person would probably need four to six bottles of vinegar.
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Does a quarter-gallon carton of almond milk weigh more than a kitten?
A quarter-gallon carton of almond milk weighs 2 pounds. In order to tip the scales and weigh more than a small feline, you would need three cartons of the milk alternative instead of just one.
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Does a fridge-door style bottle of ketchup weigh more than a kitten?
Surprisingly enough, the fridge-door style bottle of ketchup weighs the same as a small kitten! Although they weigh about the same, we recommend that you only squeeze the ketchup bottle.
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Do four dozen Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts weigh more than a kitten?
Four dozen classic Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts weigh in at 5.6 pounds, making them heavier than a kitten. If five of the doughnuts were to disappear, at .12 pounds per doughnut, then the remaining sweets would weigh the same amount as our kitten.
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Does the weight of all the skin on the average human body weigh more than a kitten?
If all the skin on the average human body were removed and weighed, it would tip the scales at 16% of that person's total weight — that's 24 pounds of skin for someone who weighs 150. With this said, the skin that keeps our bodies together would weigh much more than a kitten.
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Does a sperm whale's brain weigh more than a kitten?
An adult sperm whale can weigh anywhere between 70,000 and 120,000 pounds. Despite the sperm whale's large size, its brain only weighs 18 pounds, or close to four kittens.
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Does the human head weigh more than a kitten?
The human body above the neck only weighs eight pounds! This weight includes all of the organs in the human head, as well as the skin and bones. It is roughly the weight of two kittens.
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Do two ostrich eggs weigh more than a kitten?
Did you know that a single ostrich egg is equivalent to two dozen chicken eggs? That's because a single egg from the big bird weighs in at 3 or more pounds. Two ostrich eggs definitely weigh more than a kitten.
Despite appearing quite stocky, the average guinea pig only weighs between 1.5 and 2.5 pounds. Six guinea pigs would collectively weigh between 9 and 15 pounds, making the rodents heavier than a 5-pound kitten.
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Does an average-sized newborn baby weigh more than a kitten?
Based on birth statistics, the average weight of a newborn baby is 7.5 pounds, meaning it weighs more than our six-month-old kitten. At birth, the average kitten only weighs 3.5 ounces.
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