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How heavy is 5 miligrams?
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as heavy as a Grain of Sand
The weight of a Grain of Sand is about 4.40 miligrams.
(medium grain)
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It's about one-and-two-fifths times as heavy as a Sesame Seed
The weight of a Sesame Seed is about 3.640 miligrams.
(Sesamum indicum)
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It's about one-fourth as heavy as a Grain of Rice
The weight of a Grain of Rice is about 21 miligrams.
(conventional; US; long-, medium-, and short-gran varieties; uncooked)
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It's about eight times as heavy as a Grain of Sugar
The weight of a Grain of Sugar is about 0.6250 miligrams.
(a.k.a. white sugar, a.k.a. white refined sugar, a.k.a. table sugar, a.k.a. sucrose, a.k.a. saccharose)
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It's about seventeen times as heavy as a Poppy Seed
The weight of a Poppy Seed is about 0.30 miligrams.
(Papaver somniferum)
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It's about one-thirty-fifth as heavy as a Raindrop
The weight of a Raindrop is about 200 miligrams.
(a.k.a. drop, a.k.a. droplet) (average)
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It's about 85 times as heavy as a Grain of Salt
The weight of a Grain of Salt is about 0.0585 miligrams.
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It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as a Nail
The weight of a Nail is about 790 miligrams.
(for 15-gauge, 2-inch, finishing nails)
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It's about one-two-hundredth as heavy as a Jelly Bean
The weight of a Jelly Bean is about 1,100 miligrams.
(for Jelly Belly beans; approximate)
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It's about one-three-hundredth as heavy as a Paper Clip
The weight of a Paper Clip is about 1,400 miligrams.
(average)
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It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as a Playing Card
The weight of a Playing Card is about 1,800 miligrams.
(ISO 216 B8 size, 2.5" x 3.5")
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It's about one-five-hundredth as heavy as a US Penny
The weight of a US Penny is about 2,500 miligrams.
(United States) (formally one-cent coin) (Union shield design, 2010-present)
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It's about one-eight-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as a Die (Dice)
The weight of a Die (Dice) is about 4,100 miligrams.
(for six-sided, 16 mm, rounded cube)
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It's about one-one-thousandth as heavy as a sheet of Paper
The weight of a sheet of Paper is about 5,000 miligrams.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
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It's about one-one-thousandth as heavy as a US Quarter
The weight of a US Quarter is about 5,670 miligrams.
(United States quarter-dollar coin) (a.k.a. Quarter dollar, a.k.a. America the Beautiful quarter, a.k.a. two bits)
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