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How heavy is 0.50 tons?

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It's about 3,000 times as heavy as a Billiard Ball.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 2,782.60869565220 times the weight of a Billiard Ball, and the weight of a Billiard Ball is 0.000359375 times that amount.
(American-style, WPA specifications)
Per the World Pool-Billiard Association, a billiard ball weight must weigh between 0.000171875 tons and 0.0001875 tons. According to legend, the difficulty in obtaining elephant ivory for the manufacture of billiard balls in the 19th century inspired the search for a replacement material, which led to the development of the first industrial plastic.
It's about 3,000 times as heavy as a Puck (Hockey).
In other words, 0.50 tons is 2,782.60869565220 times the weight of a Puck (Hockey), and the weight of a Puck (Hockey) is 0.000359375 times that amount.
(Ice hockey)
A standard ice hockey puck weighs between 0.000171875 tons and 0.0001875 tons. Hockey pucks can be shot or passed at speeds of up to 160 kph (99 mph) during games.
It's about one-three-thousandth as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood).
In other words, 0.50 tons is 0.00035 times the weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood), and the weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is 2,900 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Giant Sequoia, a.k.a. Sierran redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia, a.k.a. "Big Tree", Sequoiadendron giganteum)
The weight of wood in a Giant Sequoia is 1,400 tons. General Sherman, a specimen in Sequoia National Park in Visalia, California, is the largest tree in the world by volume, with an estimated weight of about 2,100 tons.
It's about 3,000 times as heavy as a Baseball.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 3,121.95121951220 times the weight of a Baseball, and the weight of a Baseball is 0.0003203125 times that amount.
(MLB rules)
Per Major League Baseball rules, a baseball must weigh between 0.00015625 tons and 0.0001640625 tons. A major league pitcher can throw a baseball at up to 150 kph (91 mph) (with a fastball pitch), with record-setting pitches as fast as 171 kph (106 mph).
It's about 3,500 times as heavy as a Battery (D).
In other words, 0.50 tons is 3,360 times the weight of a Battery (D), and the weight of a Battery (D) is 0.000298 times that amount.
(Alkaline)
A "D" size battery weighs 0.000149 tons. The D size battery is the oldest of the modern battery sizes, first invented by the National Carbon Company in 1898.
It's about 5,000 times as heavy as a Deck of Cards.
In other words, the weight of a Deck of Cards is 0.00021 times 0.50 tons.
(ISO 216 B8 size, a.k.a. "poker size" 63 x 88 mm, 52-card deck)
A deck of 52 ISO 216 B8-size playing cards weighs 0.0001 tons. Utilizing nearly 3,700 decks, the record-holding largest card tower was built in early 2010, stood over 3.5 m (11 ft), and weighed over 0.250 tons.
It's about 7,000 times as heavy as a Battery (C).
In other words, the weight of a Battery (C) is 0.00014 times 0.50 tons.
(Alkaline)
A "C" size battery weighs 0.0000720 tons. C batteries are typically used in medium-drain devices such as musical instruments.