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How heavy is 895 firkins?

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It's about 650,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Salt.
In other words, 895 firkins is 625,000,000,000 times the weight of a Grain of Salt, and the weight of a Grain of Salt is 0.00000000000160 times that amount.
The mass of a grain of salt is approximately 0.000000001430 firkins. Salt consumption varies widely by country; the people of the United States consume a combined total of about 66,800 firkins of salt each year.
It's about 100,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Poppy Seed.
In other words, 895 firkins is 120,000,000,000 times the weight of a Poppy Seed, and the weight of a Poppy Seed is 0.00000000000830 times that amount.
(Papaver somniferum)
Fifty percent oil by weight, a poppy seed weighs approximately 0.00000000730 firkins. 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 60,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sugar.
In other words, 895 firkins is 58,500,000,000 times the weight of a Grain of Sugar, and the weight of a Grain of Sugar is 0.00000000001710 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 0.00000001530 firkins. Sugar consumption varies widely by country; the average citizen of the United States consumes about 1.50 firkins of sugar each year.
It's about 10,000,000,000 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed.
In other words, the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.0000000001000 times 895 firkins.
(Sesamum indicum)
A sesame seed weighs approximately 0.00000008920 firkins. The McDonald's Big Mac sandwich, which is well-known for its sesame seed top bun, accounts for the consumption of an estimated 49.20 firkins of sesame seeds each day.
It's about 8,500,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.000000000120 times 895 firkins.
(medium grain)
With tremendous variety in the size of grain and the component material, grains of sand weigh an average of 0.000000110 firkins. 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 1,500,000,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Rice.
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Rice is 0.000000000770 times 895 firkins.
(long grain; 14% moisture content)
A single long grain of rice weighs an average of 0.000000710 firkins. A staple through most of human history, archaeological evidence indicates that the earliest rice cultivation was about 11,500 years ago.
It's about 200,000,000 times as heavy as a Raindrop.
In other words, the weight of a Raindrop is 0.00000000500 times 895 firkins.
(a.k.a. drop, a.k.a. droplet) (average)
The weight of a raindrop depends heavily on the type of weather, but averages about 0.00000500 firkins. 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.