It's about one-seven-hundred-fifty-thousandth as heavy as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 0.000001370 times the weight of The Empire State Building, and the weight of The Empire State Building is 730,000 times that amount.(New York City, New York)
The Empire State Building weighs approximately 365,000 tons. About 4% of the building's weight is its 6,000 cu. m (200,000 cu. ft) of limestone façade.
It's about 0.0000006 times as heavy as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 0.0000005630 times the weight of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the weight of The Golden Gate Bridge is 1,780,000 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (Post 1986 weight reduction; total weight of bridge, anchorage, and approaches)
Following the completion of the 1986 project to eliminate excess material, the total weight of the Golden Gate Bridge — including its anchorages and approaches — is 887,000 tons. The two main cables in the spanning the bridge are spun out of a total of 129,000 km (80,200 mi) of wire.
It's about 2,000,000 times as heavy as a Raindrop.
In other words, the weight of a Raindrop is 0.000000500 times 0.50 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 0.00000008 times as heavy as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 0.0000000770 times the weight of The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the weight of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 13,000,000 times that amount.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated mass of 6,500,000 tons. The 2,300,000 stones used in the construction of the pyramid weighed an average 2.50 tons and were quarried from distances of up to 805 km (500 mi) away.
It's about 15,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Rice.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Rice is 0.0000000630 times 0.50 tons.(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 100,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.00000001000 times 0.50 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 150,000,000 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 125,000,000 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.00000000800 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.