July 30th, 2012
Heavyweights and other things aside, there are many things that weigh 1,000 pounds. However, the catch is that these things aren’t supposed to weigh 1,000 pounds. While some of the items in this list might prove to be 1,000, some of them will surprise you. Really, surprises are the best things in life, as long as you aren’t the one weighing 1,000 pounds of course.
1. Butter Sculptures
There are artists in the Pennsylvania farms, and Pennsylvania has farms that specialize in making butter and other dairy products. In their yearly farm show, artists display their masterpieces entirely made out of butter. These may come in form of people, things, animals, virtually anything that one can imagine. However, these particular sculptures are, of course not edible as it is made from a mix of cow manure and butter. They all weigh 1,000 pounds. Butter can weight heavy you know.
An average car can weight 4,000 pounds. But to make it as light as 1,000 pounds, no one will take you seriously. Apparently designs for new vehicles that weigh only a thousand pounds do exist. But manufacturers are still looking for the right materials. Most of the designs work with compressed air engines that run on hot air, having tiny motors located directly to their wheels
3. Wild Boar
A hunt for a good game in the wild can become a historic moment in one’s life. The life of a particular hunter changed when he hunted down a 1,000 pound wild boar while in his hunting game. Quite too good to be true? Ancient creatures from prehistoric times weighed more than a thousand pounds, and this might just be a relic worthy for scientists to resolve.
4. Lead Coffins
Coffins nowadays weight from a few hundred pounds to a thousand pounds. While not there to keep the dead as dead as they can be six feet under, they are durable and can last for years to come. Enter the old millenia where thousands pound coffins were not meant to exist, or were they? Archaeologists found a thousand pound coffin made of lead in Italy. See it here. It’s really real!