It's about one-one-hundred-thousandth as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.00000990 times the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex, and the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is 100,000 times that amount.(for FMNH PR2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 99,000,000 grains while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.000005590 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 179,000 times that amount.(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 174,000,000 grains. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about 200,000 times as heavy as a Poppy Seed.
In other words, 974 grains is 210,000 times the weight of a Poppy Seed, and the weight of a Poppy Seed is 0.00000480 times that amount.(Papaver somniferum)
Fifty percent oil by weight, a poppy seed weighs approximately 0.0046 grains. The true pigment of a poppy seed is brown in color, while the characteristic bluish color is an optical illusion caused by a layer of calcium oxalate crystals refracting light rays.
It's about 1,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Salt.
In other words, 974 grains is 1,080,000 times the weight of a Grain of Salt, and the weight of a Grain of Salt is 0.0000009260 times that amount.The mass of a grain of salt is approximately 0.000903 grains. Salt consumption varies widely by country; the people of the United States consume a combined total of about 42,100,000,000 grains of salt each year.
It's about 0.0000009 times as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.000000890 times the weight of The Space Shuttle, and the weight of The Space Shuttle is 1,100,000 times that amount.(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 1,100,000,000 grains. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 300,000,000 grains.
It's about 0.0000006 times as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.0000006040 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 1,660,000 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 1,610,000,000 grains. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 15.40 grains each.
It's about 0.0000004 times as heavy as a House.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.0000004050 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 2,470,000 times that amount.(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 2,410,000,000 grains, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 7,100,000 grains.