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How heavy is 977 fluid drams (ʒ)?

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It's about four-fifths as heavy as a Gallon of Paint.
In other words, the weight of a Gallon of Paint is 1 times 977 fluid drams (ʒ).
(excluding container; average weight)
A gallon of paint weighs about 1,000 fluid drams (ʒ). Every day, 10,000,000 L (3,000,000 gal) of paint are applied in the United States.
It's about four-fifths as heavy as a Cat.
In other words, the weight of a Cat is 1 times 977 fluid drams (ʒ).
(Felis catus) (Domestic; healthy weight)
The average domestic cat should weigh between 1,000 fluid drams (ʒ). Cats are known for their righting reflex, which allows them to land on their feet and survive falls from heights of 1 m (3 ft) up to about 21 m.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as heavy as a Brick.
In other words, the weight of a Brick is 0.770 times 977 fluid drams (ʒ).
(Standard, traditional face brick - 1,900 cu. cm (120 cu. in))
A standard, traditional face brick weighs an average of 750 fluid drams (ʒ). The steeple of the Church of St. Martin in Landshut, Germany is said to be the tallest brick tower in the world at a height of 130.6 m (428.5 ft) and was constructed using an estimated 650,000 bricks.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as heavy as a Chihuahua.
In other words, 977 fluid drams (ʒ) is 1.690 times the weight of a Chihuahua, and the weight of a Chihuahua is 0.5920 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Chihuahue(o) (FCI standard)
The F&d&ration Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Chihuahuas to weigh about 579 fluid drams (ʒ). Relative to their body sizes, Chihuahuas have the largest brain size of any dog breed.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 977 fluid drams (ʒ) is 0.5582857140 times the weight of a Bowling Ball, and the weight of a Bowling Ball is 1.791197540 times that amount.
(most common selection among male bowlers)
With an allowable range of 1,283.333330 fluid drams (ʒ), the most-preferred bowling ball weight among adult, male bowlers is 1,750 fluid drams (ʒ). Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 1,286.02986 fluid drams (ʒ) will float in water.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Dachshund.
In other words, the weight of a Dachshund is 3 times 977 fluid drams (ʒ).
(a.k.a. "Wiener dog", a.k.a. Teckel, a.k.a. Dackel, a.k.a. "hot dog dog", a.k.a. "sausage dog", a.k.a. "doxie") (FCI standard; standard size)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for dachshunds to weigh about 2,000 fluid drams (ʒ). Despite of their small size, a 2008 survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania named dachshunds as the most aggressive dog breed.
It's about three times as heavy as a Human Brain.
In other words, 977 fluid drams (ʒ) is 2.810 times the weight of a Human Brain, and the weight of a Human Brain is 0.3560 times that amount.
(adult)
The average weight of an adult human brain is between 347 fluid drams (ʒ). In humans and primates, sight and vision utilize about 30 different parts of the brain which together account for about half of the brain's size.