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It's about one-one-thousandth as heavy as a Cat.
In other words, the weight of a Cat is 1,000 times 87.50 grains.
(Felis catus) (Domestic; healthy weight)
The average domestic cat should weigh between 70,000 grains. Cats are known for their righting reflex, which allows them to land on their feet and survive falls from heights of 1 m (3 ft) up to about 21 m.
It's about one-one-thousandth as heavy as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 87.50 grains is 0.000833333333 times the weight of a Bowling Ball, and the weight of a Bowling Ball is 1,200 times that amount.
(most common selection among male bowlers)
With an allowable range of 77,000 grains, the most-preferred bowling ball weight among adult, male bowlers is 105,000 grains. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 77,161.79180 grains will float in water.
It's about 1,500 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.00077 times 87.50 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 1,500 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed.
In other words, 87.50 grains is 1,560 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.000641 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-one-thousand-five-hundredth as heavy as a Dachshund.
In other words, the weight of a Dachshund is 2,000 times 87.50 grains.
(a.k.a. "Wiener dog", a.k.a. Teckel, a.k.a. Dackel, a.k.a. "hot dog dog", a.k.a. "sausage dog", a.k.a. "doxie") (FCI standard; standard size)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for dachshunds to weigh about 100,000 grains. Despite of their small size, a 2008 survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania named dachshunds as the most aggressive dog breed.
It's about one-two-thousandth as heavy as a Gold Bar.
In other words, 87.50 grains is 0.0004557291667 times the weight of a Gold Bar, and the weight of a Gold Bar is 2,194.2857140 times that amount.
(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 192,000 grains. The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 3,858,089.5880 grains.
It's about one-five-thousandth as heavy as a Dalmatian.
In other words, 87.50 grains is 0.000192 times the weight of a Dalmatian, and the weight of a Dalmatian is 5,210 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Dalmatinac, a.k.a. Carriage Dog, a.k.a. Spotted Coach Dog, a.k.a. Firehouse Dog) (FCI standard; male)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Dalmatians to weigh between 455,000 grains. The association of the breed with fire departments (and similarly with Budweiser Beer and its team of Clydesdales) stems from their affinity for horses, having been used historically as carriage dogs capable of guiding horse-drawn fire engines to the sites of blazes.