It's about 3,500 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.00029 times 230 grains.(medium grain)
With tremendous variety in the size of grain and the component material, grains of sand weigh an average of 0.068 grains. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 15.10 m (49.55 ft) in height.
It's about 4,000 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed
In other words, 230 grains is 4,090 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.000244 times that amount.(Sesamum indicum)
A sesame seed weighs approximately 0.0562 grains. The McDonald's Big Mac sandwich, which is well-known for its sesame seed top bun, accounts for the consumption of an estimated 31,000,000 grains of sesame seeds each day.
It's about one-five-thousandth as heavy as a Beer Keg
In other words, 230 grains is 0.0002047 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 4,885 times that amount.(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 1,123,000 grains when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as heavy as a Kangaroo
It's about one-ten-thousandth as heavy as a Panda Bear
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 10,000 times 230 grains.(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 2,300,000 grains. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 99,000 grains of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about one-ten-thousandth as heavy as a Reindeer
In other words, 230 grains is 0.00009010 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 11,100 times that amount.(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 2,550,000 grains. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.
To all those observing, Merry Christmas from the Measure of Things.
It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale