Let's go directly to the source for this one, the good folks at Goodyear tell us that a blimp weighs almost 20,000 pounds. This is of course, when it's not all floaty and helium filled.
A tire for a passenger car will have an average weight of about 21 pounds so if we start up the ol' Texas Instruments calculator we soon get an answer to the ridiculous question I posed.
The Goodyear Blimp weighs as much as 852 tires.
It seems a little disappointing of a number until you try to imagine floating 852 tires.
Humans, what can't we do? Besides make a sustainable future for ourselves?
Today's fact revolves around the fact that the Goodyear Blimp can take up to nine passengers. But the company unfortunately doesn't sell tickets, you have to be invited.
I love blimps.
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