It's about as heavy as a Can of Soup.
In other words, the weight of a Can of Soup is 1 times 12 ounces.(for Campbell''s Condensed Tomato Soup, 317.9 ml)
A can of Campbell''s Tomato Soup weighs 12 ounces. 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-and-one-tenth times as heavy as a Human Heart.
It's about four-fifths as heavy as a Football (American).
In other words, 12 ounces is 0.82758620689660 times the weight of a Football (American), and the weight of a Football (American) is 1.2083333333330 times that amount.(a.k.a. "pigskin") (NFL standard)
Per National Football League official rules, an American football must weigh between 14 ounces and 15 ounces. 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 four-fifths as heavy as a Football (Soccer).
In other words, 12 ounces is 0.790 times the weight of a Football (Soccer), and the weight of a Football (Soccer) is 1.30 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 14 ounces and 16 ounces. 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 half as heavy as a Basketball.
In other words, 12 ounces is 0.545454545450 times the weight of a Basketball, and the weight of a Basketball is 1.83333333330 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 22 ounces. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about two times as heavy as a Hamster.
In other words, the weight of a Hamster is 0.50 times 12 ounces.(for Syrian hamster, a.k.a. golden hamster, a.k.a. Mesocricetus auratus; adult)
An adult Syrian hamster has a typical weight of about 7 ounces. Known for transporting food in the pouches of their cheeks so that they can bury it later, some hamsters can store up to 900 ounces of food in their borrows.
It's about two times as heavy as a Billiard Ball.
In other words, 12 ounces is 2.0869565217391 times the weight of a Billiard Ball, and the weight of a Billiard Ball is 0.479166666666670 times that amount.(American-style, WPA specifications)
Per the World Pool-Billiard Association, a billiard ball weight must weigh between 5.50 ounces and 6 ounces. 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.