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It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as a Dachshund.
In other words, the weight of a Dachshund is 100 times 974 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-hundredth as heavy as a Gold Bar.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.005072916667 times the weight of a Gold Bar, and the weight of a Gold Bar is 197.12525670 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 300 times as heavy as a Raindrop.
In other words, the weight of a Raindrop is 0.003 times 974 grains.
(a.k.a. drop, a.k.a. droplet) (average)
The weight of a raindrop depends heavily on the type of weather, but averages about 3 grains. The familiar teardrop shape of a raindrop is actually an optical illusion, caused by the reflection of the light and the motion of the drop.
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as a Dalmatian.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.00214 times the weight of a Dalmatian, and the weight of a Dalmatian is 467 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.
It's about one-seven-hundredth as heavy as a Toilet.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.00145 times the weight of a Toilet, and the weight of a Toilet is 690 times that amount.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 673,000 grains. The Indian town of Musiri in Tamil Nadu state features the world's only paying toilet, which rewards its users up to 10¢ Indian (10 paisas) per visit and uses the waste for compost and fertilizer.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as an Octopus.
In other words, the weight of an Octopus is 770 times 974 grains.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 770,000 grains. It is the largest octopus species and is known for its considerable intelligence, including the ability to open jars, solve mazes, and mimic other octopuses.
It's about one-one-thousandth as heavy as a Beer Keg.
In other words, 974 grains is 0.0008669 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 1,154 times that amount.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 1,123,000 grains when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.