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It's about five-and-a-half times as heavy as a Battery (AAA).
In other words, the weight of a Battery (AAA) is 0.190 times 974 grains.
(Alkaline)
An "AAA" size battery weighs 190 grains. Batteries are named by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committee C18 and AAA batteries were given their name because they were smaller than the "AA" and "A" size batteries which were invented first.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Can of Soup.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.180 times the weight of a Can of Soup, and the weight of a Can of Soup is 5.60 times that amount.
(for Campbell''s Condensed Tomato Soup, 317.9 ml)
A can of Campbell''s Tomato Soup weighs 5,400 grains. Cans have been used to store soup and other foods since their invention in 1913, but a dedicated can opener was not developed until cans began to use thinner materials — prior to that time, cans were usually opened using various blunt instruments and tools.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Football (American).
In other words, 974 grains is 0.15353694581280 times the weight of a Football (American), and the weight of a Football (American) is 6.5130903490760 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "pigskin") (NFL standard)
Per National Football League official rules, an American football must weigh between 6,125 grains and 6,562.50 grains. Because of NFL regulations, ceremonial considerations, and backup requirements, each NFL Superbowl requires the manufacture of 144 balls exclusively for the event.
It's about one-tenth as heavy as a Football (Soccer).
In other words, 974 grains is 0.150 times the weight of a Football (Soccer), and the weight of a Football (Soccer) is 6.70 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Soccer, a.k.a. Association Football) (FIFA Law 2 specification)
According to FIFA's Law of the Game number 2, a football must weigh between 6,300 grains and 6,900 grains. An artifact on display at the Smith Art Gallery in Museum in Stirling, Scotland is said to be the world's oldest football and is about one-third to one-half the size of a modern football.
It's about nine times as heavy as an Eye (Human).
In other words, 974 grains is 8.90 times the weight of an Eye (Human), and the weight of an Eye (Human) is 0.110 times that amount.
(adult)
A fully developed eye (in a person over the age of thirteen), weighs about 110 grains. The pupil of the eye varies depending on the amount of light it is exposed to, but typically measures about 4 mm across.
It's about one-tenth as heavy as a Basketball.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.101194805190 times the weight of a Basketball, and the weight of a Basketball is 9.88193018530 times that amount.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A regulation NBA basketball, manufactured by Spalding, is known as a Size 7 ball and weighs 9,625 grains. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about ten times as heavy as a sheet of Paper.
In other words, the weight of a sheet of Paper is 0.10 times 974 grains.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
The weight of a ream (500 sheets) of 100,000 grains, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is 30,000 grains, each sheet weighing 80 grains. Paper of this size has a thickness of 0.004 caliper (0.1 mm).