via NPR: The phrase raining cats and dogs isn't quite right when you talk about hurricanes. This hurricane season, we throw an average one onto a cloud scientist's scale to see just how much water these monster weather machines carry through the sky. NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd explain how much a hurricane weighs.
This video reminds me of the book, Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert E. Wells in which whales are packed into jars like so many pickles, and then those jars are stacked (as tiny little elephants look on) until a ludicrously large stack of whale-jars accumulates... but it would still be eensy-weensy compared to Mount Everest.