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How heavy is 5 ounces?

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It's about 150 times as heavy as a Jelly Bean.
In other words, the weight of a Jelly Bean is 0.0077 times 5 ounces.
(for Jelly Belly beans; approximate)
Made of sugar, corn syrup, and pectin, a single jelly bean weighs about 0.04 oz. President Ronald Reagan cited jelly beans as his favorite candy and 110,000 ounces of the candies were served at his first inauguration in 1981.
It's about 200 times as heavy as a Nail.
In other words, 5 ounces is 180 times the weight of a Nail, and the weight of a Nail is 0.0056 times that amount.
(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 one-two-hundredth as heavy as a Dalmatian.
In other words, 5 ounces is 0.00481 times the weight of a Dalmatian, and the weight of a Dalmatian is 208 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Dalmatinac, a.k.a. Carriage Dog, a.k.a. Spotted Coach Dog, a.k.a. Firehouse Dog) (FCI standard; male)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Dalmatians to weigh between 1,040 ounces. The association of the breed with fire departments (and similarly with Budweiser Beer and its team of Clydesdales) stems from their affinity for horses, having been used historically as carriage dogs capable of guiding horse-drawn fire engines to the sites of blazes.
It's about one-three-hundredth as heavy as a Toilet.
In other words, 5 ounces is 0.00325 times the weight of a Toilet, and the weight of a Toilet is 308 times that amount.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 1,540 ounces. The Indian town of Musiri in Tamil Nadu state features the world's only paying toilet, which rewards its users up to 10¢ Indian (10 paisas) per visit and uses the waste for compost and fertilizer.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as an Octopus.
In other words, the weight of an Octopus is 360 times 5 ounces.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 1,800 ounces. It is the largest octopus species and is known for its considerable intelligence, including the ability to open jars, solve mazes, and mimic other octopuses.
It's about one-five-hundredth as heavy as a Beer Keg.
In other words, 5 ounces is 0.001947 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 513.60 times that amount.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 2,568 ounces when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about one-six-hundredth as heavy as a Kangaroo.
In other words, 5 ounces is 0.0017 times the weight of a Kangaroo, and the weight of a Kangaroo is 590 times that amount.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 3,000 ounces. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.