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It's about eleven times as heavy as a Quarter.
In other words, 974 grains is 11.130 times the weight of a Quarter, and the weight of a Quarter is 0.08985 times that amount.
(United States quarter-dollar coin) (a.k.a. Quarter dollar, a.k.a. America the Beautiful quarter, a.k.a. two bits)
The America the Beautiful series quarters, which began to enter circulation in 2017, weigh 87.50 grains each. In answer to the common riddle, there are 119 ridges around the edge of the coin in its current design.
It's about fifteen times as heavy as a Die (Dice).
In other words, the weight of a Die (Dice) is 0.067 times 974 grains.
(for six-sided, 16 mm, rounded cube)
A die, of the size most commonly used in board games and casinos, typically weight 63 grains. The use of dice and dice-like tools predates written history, with the oldest known examples belonging to a 5,000-year old backgammon set uncovered during an archaeological dig in modern-day Iran.
It's about one-fifteenth as heavy as a liter of Water.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.06311237 times the weight of a liter of Water, and the weight of a liter of Water is 15.844750 times that amount.
(fresh; 4° C / 39.2° F; maximum density)
Contrary to popular belief, 1 liter (0.0.264172052358148 gal) of water at 4° C / 39.2° F (its point of maximum density) weighs 15,432.790 grains rather than 1 kg exactly. The total volume of water on the planet Earth is about 13,590,000,000,000,000,000 (13.59 quntillion) L (3,590,000,000,000,000,000 gallons).
It's about one-twentieth as heavy as a Human Brain.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.0468 times the weight of a Human Brain, and the weight of a Human Brain is 21.40 times that amount.
(adult)
The average weight of an adult human brain is between 20,800 grains. In humans and primates, sight and vision utilize about 30 different parts of the brain which together account for about half of the brain's size.
It's about thirty times as heavy as a Penny.
In other words, the weight of a Penny is 0.04 times 974 grains.
(United States) (formally one-cent coin) (Union shield design, 2010-present)
The weight of a United States penny is 39 grains. According to a 2010 report by the United States Mint, the cost of manufacturing and distributing a penny is $0.0179 — more than its face-value.
It's about forty times as heavy as a Playing Card.
In other words, the weight of a Playing Card is 0.029 times 974 grains.
(ISO 216 B8 size, 2.5" x 3.5")
A single ISO 216 B8-size playing card weighs 28 grains. Although this size is the most common home playing card, many casinos use "bridge size" cards — 2,640 sq. mm (4.036 sq. in) smaller in area.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as heavy as a Chihuahua.
In other words, the weight of a Chihuahua is 35.60 times 974 grains.
(a.k.a. Chihuahue(o) (FCI standard)
The F&d&ration Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Chihuahuas to weigh about 34,700 grains. Relative to their body sizes, Chihuahuas have the largest brain size of any dog breed.