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How heavy is 22 tons?

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It's about 15,000,000 times as heavy as a Paper Clip.
In other words, the weight of a Paper Clip is 0.0000000710 times 22 tons.
(average)
Notwithstanding the tremendous variation in sizes and materials, a typical paperclip weighs about 0.00000150 tons. 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 20,000,000 times as heavy as a Jelly Bean.
In other words, 22 tons is 18,000,000 times the weight of a Jelly Bean, and the weight of a Jelly Bean is 0.0000000560 times that amount.
(for Jelly Belly beans; approximate)
Made of sugar, corn syrup, and pectin, a single jelly bean weighs about 0.00000130 tons. President Ronald Reagan cited jelly beans as his favorite candy and 3.50 tons of the candies were served at his first inauguration in 1981.
It's about 25,000,000 times as heavy as a Nail.
In other words, the weight of a Nail is 0.0000000400 times 22 tons.
(for 15-gauge, 2-inch, finishing nails)
A two-inch finishing nail weighs 0.000000870 tons. 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 100,000,000 times as heavy as a Raindrop.
In other words, the weight of a Raindrop is 0.00000001000 times 22 tons.
(a.k.a. drop, a.k.a. droplet) (average)
The weight of a raindrop depends heavily on the type of weather, but averages about 0.000000200 tons. 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 700,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Rice.
In other words, 22 tons is 690,000,000 times the weight of a Grain of Rice, and the weight of a Grain of Rice is 0.00000000140 times that amount.
(long grain; 14% moisture content)
A single long grain of rice weighs an average of 0.0000000320 tons. A staple through most of human history, archaeological evidence indicates that the earliest rice cultivation was about 11,500 years ago.
It's about 4,500,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.000000000220 times 22 tons.
(medium grain)
With tremendous variety in the size of grain and the component material, grains of sand weigh an average of 0.00000000490 tons. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 15.10 m (49.55 ft) in height.
It's about 5,500,000,000 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed.
In other words, 22 tons is 5,480,000,000 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.0000000001820 times that amount.
(Sesamum indicum)
A sesame seed weighs approximately 0.000000004010 tons. The McDonald's Big Mac sandwich, which is well-known for its sesame seed top bun, accounts for the consumption of an estimated 2.210 tons of sesame seeds each day.