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How heavy is 24,000 ounces?

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It's about 850,000 times as heavy as a Nail.
In other words, the weight of a Nail is 0.00000120 times 24,000 ounces.
(for 15-gauge, 2-inch, finishing nails)
A two-inch finishing nail weighs 0.028 ounces. 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 0.0000009 times as heavy as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 24,000 ounces is 0.0000008450 times the weight of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the weight of The Golden Gate Bridge is 1,180,000 times that amount.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (Post 1986 weight reduction; total weight of bridge, anchorage, and approaches)
Following the completion of the 1986 project to eliminate excess material, the total weight of the Golden Gate Bridge — including its anchorages and approaches — is 28,400,000,000 ounces. The two main cables in the spanning the bridge are spun out of a total of 129,000 km (80,200 mi) of wire.
It's about 3,000,000 times as heavy as a Raindrop.
In other words, the weight of a Raindrop is 0.000000300 times 24,000 ounces.
(a.k.a. drop, a.k.a. droplet) (average)
The weight of a raindrop depends heavily on the type of weather, but averages about 0.007 ounces. 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 0.0000001 times as heavy as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, 24,000 ounces is 0.000000120 times the weight of The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the weight of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 8,300,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated mass of 210,000,000,000 ounces. The 2,300,000 stones used in the construction of the pyramid weighed an average 80,000 ounces and were quarried from distances of up to 805 km (500 mi) away.
It's about 25,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Rice.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Rice is 0.0000000430 times 24,000 ounces.
(long grain; 14% moisture content)
A single long grain of rice weighs an average of 0.001 ounces. A staple through most of human history, archaeological evidence indicates that the earliest rice cultivation was about 11,500 years ago.
It's about 150,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.00000000670 times 24,000 ounces.
(medium grain)
With tremendous variety in the size of grain and the component material, grains of sand weigh an average of 0.00016 ounces. 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 200,000,000 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed.
In other words, 24,000 ounces is 187,000,000 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.000000005350 times that amount.
(Sesamum indicum)
A sesame seed weighs approximately 0.000128 ounces. The McDonald's Big Mac sandwich, which is well-known for its sesame seed top bun, accounts for the consumption of an estimated 70,900 ounces of sesame seeds each day.