It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a Basketball
In other words, 4.960 pounds is 3.60727272730 times the weight of a Basketball, and the weight of a Basketball is 0.277217741930 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 1.3750 pounds. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Dachshund
In other words, the weight of a Dachshund is 5 times 4.960 pounds.(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 20 pounds. 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 five times as heavy as a Football (Soccer)
In other words, 4.960 pounds is 5.20 times the weight of a Football (Soccer), and the weight of a Football (Soccer) is 0.190 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 0.90 pounds and 0.990 pounds. 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 five-and-a-half times as heavy as a Football (American)
In other words, 4.960 pounds is 5.4731034482760 times the weight of a Football (American), and the weight of a Football (American) is 0.18271169354840 times that amount.(a.k.a. "pigskin") (NFL standard)
Per National Football League official rules, an American football must weigh between 0.8750 pounds and 0.93750 pounds. 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-fifth as heavy as a Gold Bar
In other words, 4.960 pounds is 0.18083333330 times the weight of a Gold Bar, and the weight of a Gold Bar is 5.5299539180 times that amount.(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 27.428571430 pounds. The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 551.15565550 pounds.
It's about six-and-a-half times as heavy as a Can of Soup
In other words, the weight of a Can of Soup is 0.160 times 4.960 pounds.(for Campbell''s Condensed Tomato Soup, 317.9 ml)
A can of Campbell''s Tomato Soup weighs 0.770 pounds. 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.