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How heavy is 0.50 tons?

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It's about 750 times as heavy as a Basketball.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 727.272727270 times the weight of a Basketball, and the weight of a Basketball is 0.001375 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 0.0006875 tons. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about 1,000 times as heavy as a Football (Soccer).
In other words, 0.50 tons is 1,100 times the weight of a Football (Soccer), and the weight of a Football (Soccer) is 0.00091 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 0.00045 tons and 0.0005 tons. 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 1,000 times as heavy as a Football (American).
In other words, 0.50 tons is 1,103.4482758620 times the weight of a Football (American), and the weight of a Football (American) is 0.0009062500000001 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "pigskin") (NFL standard)
Per National Football League official rules, an American football must weigh between 0.0004375 tons and 0.00046875 tons. 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 1,500 times as heavy as a Can of Soup.
In other words, the weight of a Can of Soup is 0.00077 times 0.50 tons.
(for Campbell''s Condensed Tomato Soup, 317.9 ml)
A can of Campbell''s Tomato Soup weighs 0.00039 tons. 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.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue).
In other words, 0.50 tons is 0.000714 times the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue), and the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is 1,400 times that amount.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 700 tons. The statue overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro from atop the 709.9-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
It's about 1,500 times as heavy as a Human Heart.
In other words, the weight of a Human Heart is 0.00067 times 0.50 tons.
(human; adult)
The average human heart weighs about 0.00034 tons. Each minute, the heart pumps between 10 and 20 liters (3 to 5 gallons) of blood through its chambers.
It's about 2,000 times as heavy as a Hamster.
In other words, the weight of a Hamster is 0.0005 times 0.50 tons.
(for Syrian hamster, a.k.a. golden hamster, a.k.a. Mesocricetus auratus; adult)
An adult Syrian hamster has a typical weight of about 0.0002 tons. Known for transporting food in the pouches of their cheeks so that they can bury it later, some hamsters can store up to 0.03 tons of food in their borrows.