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It's about 25,000,000 times as heavy as a Jelly Bean.
In other words, the weight of a Jelly Bean is 0.0000000380 times 31.530 tons.
(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 35,000,000 times as heavy as a Nail.
In other words, the weight of a Nail is 0.0000000280 times 31.530 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 31.530 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 1,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Rice.
In other words, 31.530 tons is 990,000,000 times the weight of a Grain of Rice, and the weight of a Grain of Rice is 0.000000001000 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 6,500,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.000000000150 times 31.530 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 8,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed.
In other words, 31.530 tons is 7,860,000,000 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.0000000001270 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.
It's about 45,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sugar.
In other words, 31.530 tons is 45,800,000,000 times the weight of a Grain of Sugar, and the weight of a Grain of Sugar is 0.00000000002180 times that amount.
(a.k.a. white sugar, a.k.a. white refined sugar, a.k.a. table sugar, a.k.a. sucrose, a.k.a. saccharose)
A grain of sugar weighs approximately 0.0000000006890 tons. Sugar consumption varies widely by country; the average citizen of the United States consumes about 0.0675 tons of sugar each year.