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How heavy is 1,540 ounces?

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It's about 70 times as heavy as a Basketball.
In other words, the weight of a Basketball is 0.014285714286 times 1,540 ounces.
(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 one-eighty-fifth as heavy as a Hippopotamus.
In other words, the weight of a Hippopotamus is 86.20 times 1,540 ounces.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 132,000 ounces. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).
It's about 100 times as heavy as a Football (Soccer).
In other words, the weight of a Football (Soccer) is 0.01 times 1,540 ounces.
(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 100 times as heavy as a Football (American).
In other words, 1,540 ounces is 106.20689655170 times the weight of a Football (American), and the weight of a Football (American) is 0.009415584415587 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 100 times as heavy as a Can of Soup.
In other words, 1,540 ounces is 120 times the weight of a Can of Soup, and the weight of a Can of Soup is 0.0083 times that amount.
(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-one-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as an Elephant.
In other words, the weight of an Elephant is 140 times 1,540 ounces.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 220,000 ounces. Among African elephants, both males and females have tusks (whereas female Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, do not have tusks) which can grow to 3 m (10 ft) and typically weigh about 140,000 ounces
It's about 150 times as heavy as a Human Heart.
In other words, the weight of a Human Heart is 0.0071 times 1,540 ounces.
(human; adult)
The average human heart weighs about 11 ounces. Each minute, the heart pumps between 10 and 20 liters (3 to 5 gallons) of blood through its chambers.