It's about 700,000,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Salt.
In other words, 40,000 tonnes is 684,000,000,000,000.000000000000000000 times the weight of a Grain of Salt, and the weight of a Grain of Salt is 0.000000000000001460 times that amount.The mass of a grain of salt is approximately 0.00000000005850 tonnes. Salt consumption varies widely by country; the people of the United States consume a combined total of about 2,728.90 tonnes of salt each year.
It's about 150,000,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Poppy Seed.
In other words, the weight of a Poppy Seed is 0.00000000000000770 times 40,000 tonnes.(Papaver somniferum)
Fifty percent oil by weight, a poppy seed weighs approximately 0.000000000300 tonnes. The true pigment of a poppy seed is brown in color, while the characteristic bluish color is an optical illusion caused by a layer of calcium oxalate crystals refracting light rays.
It's about 65,000,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sugar.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sugar is 0.00000000000001560 times 40,000 tonnes.(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 0.0000000006250 tonnes. Sugar consumption varies widely by country; the average citizen of the United States consumes about 0.0612 tonnes of sugar each year.
It's about 10,000,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed.
In other words, 40,000 tonnes is 11,000,000,000,000 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.00000000000009090 times that amount.(Sesamum indicum)
A sesame seed weighs approximately 0.000000003640 tonnes. The McDonald's Big Mac sandwich, which is well-known for its sesame seed top bun, accounts for the consumption of an estimated 2.01 tonnes of sesame seeds each day.
It's about 9,000,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 40,000 tonnes is 9,100,000,000,000 times the weight of a Grain of Sand, and the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.000000000000110 times that amount.(medium grain)
With tremendous variety in the size of grain and the component material, grains of sand weigh an average of 0.00000000440 tonnes. 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 1,500,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Rice.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Rice is 0.000000000000710 times 40,000 tonnes.(long grain; 14% moisture content)
A single long grain of rice weighs an average of 0.0000000290 tonnes. A staple through most of human history, archaeological evidence indicates that the earliest rice cultivation was about 11,500 years ago.
It's about 200,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Raindrop.
In other words, the weight of a Raindrop is 0.00000000000500 times 40,000 tonnes.(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 tonnes. 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.