It's about as heavy as a Paper Clip.
Notwithstanding the tremendous variation in sizes and materials, a typical paperclip weighs about 1.4 g. The country of Norway has used the paper clip as something of a national symbol since the end of World War II based on the erroneous notion that the paperclip was invented by a Norwegian, Johan Vaaler. However, the paperclip had already been in existence for at least 30 years by the time of Vaaler patented his paperclip design.
It's about four-fifths as heavy as a Playing Card.
In other words, 1.40 grams is 0.780 times the weight of a Playing Card, and the weight of a Playing Card is 1.30 times that amount.(ISO 216 B8 size, 2.5" x 3.5")
A single ISO 216 B8-size playing card weighs 1.8 g. Although this size is the most common home playing card, many casinos use "bridge size" cards — 2,640 sq. mm (4.036 sq. in) smaller in area.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as heavy as a Jelly Bean.
In other words, the weight of a Jelly Bean is 0.770 times 1.40 grams.(for Jelly Belly beans; approximate)
Made of sugar, corn syrup, and pectin, a single jelly bean weighs about 1.10 grams. President Ronald Reagan cited jelly beans as his favorite candy and 3,200,000 grams of the candies were served at his first inauguration in 1981.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Penny.
In other words, 1.40 grams is 0.560 times the weight of a Penny, and the weight of a Penny is 1.80 times that amount.(United States) (formally one-cent coin) (Union shield design, 2010-present)
The weight of a United States penny is 2.5 g. According to a 2010 report by the United States Mint, the cost of manufacturing and distributing a penny is $0.0179 — more than its face-value.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as heavy as a Nail.
It's about one-third as heavy as a Die (Dice).
In other words, the weight of a Die (Dice) is 2.90 times 1.40 grams.(for six-sided, 16 mm, rounded cube)
A die, of the size most commonly used in board games and casinos, typically weight 4.1 g. The use of dice and dice-like tools predates written history, with the oldest known examples belonging to a 5,000-year old backgammon set uncovered during an archaeological dig in modern-day Iran.
It's about three-tenths as heavy as a sheet of Paper.
In other words, the weight of a sheet of Paper is 3 times 1.40 grams.(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
The weight of a ream (500 sheets) of 9,000 grams, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is 2,000 grams, each sheet weighing 5 g. Paper of this size has a thickness of 0.004 caliper (0.1 mm).