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It's about 45 times as heavy as a Paper Clip.
In other words, the weight of a Paper Clip is 0.022 times 974 grains.
(average)
Notwithstanding the tremendous variation in sizes and materials, a typical paperclip weighs about 22 grains. The country of Norway has used the paper clip as something of a national symbol since the end of World War II based on the erroneous notion that the paperclip was invented by a Norwegian, Johan Vaaler. However, the paperclip had already been in existence for at least 30 years by the time of Vaaler patented his paperclip design.
It's about one-forty-fifth as heavy as a Brick.
In other words, the weight of a Brick is 45 times 974 grains.
(Standard, traditional face brick - 1,900 cu. cm (120 cu. in))
A standard, traditional face brick weighs an average of 45,000 grains. The steeple of the Church of St. Martin in Landshut, Germany is said to be the tallest brick tower in the world at a height of 130.6 m (428.5 ft) and was constructed using an estimated 650,000 bricks.
It's about 55 times as heavy as a Jelly Bean.
In other words, the weight of a Jelly Bean is 0.018 times 974 grains.
(for Jelly Belly beans; approximate)
Made of sugar, corn syrup, and pectin, a single jelly bean weighs about 18 grains. President Ronald Reagan cited jelly beans as his favorite candy and 49,000,000 grains of the candies were served at his first inauguration in 1981.
It's about 80 times as heavy as a Nail.
In other words, the weight of a Nail is 0.013 times 974 grains.
(for 15-gauge, 2-inch, finishing nails)
A two-inch finishing nail weighs 12 grains. Nails have been in use for more than 5,400 years and were ven used as a medium of exchange in ancient times.
It's about one-one-hundredth as heavy as a Gallon of Paint.
In other words, the weight of a Gallon of Paint is 100 times 974 grains.
(excluding container; average weight)
A gallon of paint weighs about 80,000 grains. Every day, 10,000,000 L (3,000,000 gal) of paint are applied in the United States.
It's about one-one-hundredth as heavy as a Cat.
In other words, the weight of a Cat is 100 times 974 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-hundredth as heavy as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.00927619048 times the weight of a Bowling Ball, and the weight of a Bowling Ball is 107.8028750 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.