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How heavy is 60 pounds?

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It's about 5,500 times as heavy as a sheet of Paper
In other words, 60 pounds is 5,400 times the weight of a sheet of Paper, and the weight of a sheet of Paper is 0.0002 times that amount.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
The weight of a ream (500 sheets) of 20 lb, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is 4.40 pounds, each sheet weighing 0.011 pounds. Paper of this size has a thickness of 0.004 caliper (0.1 mm).
It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as heavy as a House
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.00017 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 5,750 times that amount.
(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 344,000 pounds, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 1,010 pounds.
It's about 6,500 times as heavy as a Die (Dice)
In other words, 60 pounds is 6,600 times the weight of a Die (Dice), and the weight of a Die (Dice) is 0.0002 times that amount.
(for six-sided, 16 mm, rounded cube)
A die, of the size most commonly used in board games and casinos, typically weight 0.009 pounds. The use of dice and dice-like tools predates written history, with the oldest known examples belonging to a 5,000-year old backgammon set uncovered during an archaeological dig in modern-day Iran.
It's about 10,000 times as heavy as a Penny
In other words, 60 pounds is 11,000 times the weight of a Penny, and the weight of a Penny is 0.000091 times that amount.
(United States) (formally one-cent coin) (Union shield design, 2010-present)
The weight of a United States penny is 0.0055 pounds. According to a 2010 report by the United States Mint, the cost of manufacturing and distributing a penny is $0.0179 — more than its face-value.
It's about 15,000 times as heavy as a Playing Card
In other words, 60 pounds is 15,000 times the weight of a Playing Card, and the weight of a Playing Card is 0.000067 times that amount.
(ISO 216 B8 size, 2.5" x 3.5")
A single ISO 216 B8-size playing card weighs 0.004 pounds. Although this size is the most common home playing card, many casinos use "bridge size" cards — 2,640 sq. mm (4.036 sq. in) smaller in area.
It's about 20,000 times as heavy as a Paper Clip
In other words, 60 pounds is 19,000 times the weight of a Paper Clip, and the weight of a Paper Clip is 0.000053 times that amount.
(average)
Notwithstanding the tremendous variation in sizes and materials, a typical paperclip weighs about 0.0031 pounds. The country of Norway has used the paper clip as something of a national symbol since the end of World War II based on the erroneous notion that the paperclip was invented by a Norwegian, Johan Vaaler. However, the paperclip had already been in existence for at least 30 years by the time of Vaaler patented his paperclip design.
It's about one-twenty-five-thousandth as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue)
In other words, 60 pounds is 0.0000429 times the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue), and the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is 23,300 times that amount.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 1,400,000 pounds. The statue overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro from atop the 709.9-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak in the Tijuca Forest National Park.