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How heavy is 0.50 tons?

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It's about fifteen-and-a-half times as heavy as a Dalmatian.
In other words, the weight of a Dalmatian is 0.0649 times 0.50 tons.
(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 0.0325 tons. 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-twenty-fifth as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 24.90 times 0.50 tons.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 12.50 tons. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about forty times as heavy as a Gold Bar.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 36.458333330 times the weight of a Gold Bar, and the weight of a Gold Bar is 0.02742857143 times that amount.
(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 0.01371428571 tons. The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 0.27557782770 tons.
It's about 50 times as heavy as a Dachshund.
In other words, the weight of a Dachshund is 0.02 times 0.50 tons.
(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 0.01 tons. 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 65 times as heavy as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 66.66666670 times the weight of a Bowling Ball, and the weight of a Bowling Ball is 0.015 times that amount.
(most common selection among male bowlers)
With an allowable range of 0.0055 tons, the most-preferred bowling ball weight among adult, male bowlers is 0.0075 tons. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 0.00551155655 tons will float in water.
It's about 90 times as heavy as a Gallon of Paint.
In other words, the weight of a Gallon of Paint is 0.01 times 0.50 tons.
(excluding container; average weight)
A gallon of paint weighs about 0.006 tons. Every day, 10,000,000 L (3,000,000 gal) of paint are applied in the United States.
It's about 100 times as heavy as a Cat.
In other words, the weight of a Cat is 0.01 times 0.50 tons.
(Felis catus) (Domestic; healthy weight)
The average domestic cat should weigh between 0.005 tons. 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.