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How heavy is 60 pounds?

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It's about 25,000 times as heavy as a Jelly Bean
In other words, 60 pounds is 25,000 times the weight of a Jelly Bean, and the weight of a Jelly Bean is 0.000040 times that amount.
(for Jelly Belly beans; approximate)
Made of sugar, corn syrup, and pectin, a single jelly bean weighs about 0.0025 pounds. President Ronald Reagan cited jelly beans as his favorite candy and 7,000 lbs of the candies were served at his first inauguration in 1981.
It's about 35,000 times as heavy as a Nail
In other words, 60 pounds is 34,000 times the weight of a Nail, and the weight of a Nail is 0.000029 times that amount.
(for 15-gauge, 2-inch, finishing nails)
A two-inch finishing nail weighs 0.0017 pounds. 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-fifty-thousandth as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood)
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.000021 times the weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood), and the weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is 48,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Giant Sequoia, a.k.a. Sierran redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia, a.k.a. "Big Tree", Sequoiadendron giganteum)
The weight of wood in a Giant Sequoia is 2,900,000 pounds. General Sherman, a specimen in Sequoia National Park in Visalia, California, is the largest tree in the world by volume, with an estimated weight of about 4,200,000 pounds.
It's about 100,000 times as heavy as a Raindrop
In other words, 60 pounds is 100,000 times the weight of a Raindrop, and the weight of a Raindrop is 0.0000100 times that amount.
(a.k.a. drop, a.k.a. droplet) (average)
The weight of a raindrop depends heavily on the type of weather, but averages about 0.0004 pounds. 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.
It's about one-three-hundred-fifty-thousandth as heavy as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.00000269 times the weight of The Eiffel Tower, and the weight of The Eiffel Tower is 372,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (total weight)
The Eiffel Tower weighs approximately 22,300,000 pounds. Architected to be quickly assembled, the Tower contains only 930 cu. meters of solid material.
It's about one-five-hundred-thousandth as heavy as The Brooklyn Bridge
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.000002043 times the weight of The Brooklyn Bridge, and the weight of The Brooklyn Bridge is 489,500 times that amount.
(a.k.a. New York and Brooklyn Bridge) (Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City, New York) (total weight)
The total weight of the Brooklyn Bridge is approximately 29,370,000 pounds. In a promotional event to prove the bridge's stability shortly after it opened, entertainer P. T. Barnum led a parade of 21 elephants across it in May of 1884.
It's about one-nine-hundred-thousandth as heavy as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.0000011 times the weight of The Statue of Liberty, and the weight of The Statue of Liberty is 909,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Liberty Enlightening the World, a.k.a. La Liberté éclairant le monde) (total weight, including foundation)
The total weight of the Statue of Liberty, including her base is roughly 54,200,000 pounds. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.