It's about one-eighty-thousandth as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, 5 ounces is 0.00001250 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 80,000 times that amount.(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 399,000 ounces. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about 250,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sugar.
In other words, 5 ounces is 227,000 times the weight of a Grain of Sugar, and the weight of a Grain of Sugar is 0.000004410 times that amount.(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 0.0000220 ounces. Sugar consumption varies widely by country; the average citizen of the United States consumes about 2,160 ounces of sugar each year.
It's about 450,000 times as heavy as a Poppy Seed.
In other words, the weight of a Poppy Seed is 0.00000210 times 5 ounces.(Papaver somniferum)
Fifty percent oil by weight, a poppy seed weighs approximately 0.0000110 ounces. 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 one-five-hundred-thousandth as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 5 ounces is 0.00000200 times the weight of The Space Shuttle, and the weight of The Space Shuttle is 500,000 times that amount.(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 2,500,000 ounces. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 700,000 ounces.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fifty-thousandth as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 5 ounces is 0.000001360 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 735,000 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 3,690,000 ounces. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.0353 ounces each.
It's about 0.0000009 times as heavy as a House.
In other words, 5 ounces is 0.0000009090 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 1,100,000 times that amount.(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 5,500,000 ounces, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 16,200 ounces.
It's about 2,500,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Salt.
In other words, 5 ounces is 2,420,000 times the weight of a Grain of Salt, and the weight of a Grain of Salt is 0.0000004130 times that amount.The mass of a grain of salt is approximately 0.000002060 ounces. Salt consumption varies widely by country; the people of the United States consume a combined total of about 96,300,000 ounces of salt each year.