If 16 ounces equals one pound, then 10 ounces is the same as 5/6 of a pound. This is also equal to 283.495 grams or 0.283495 kilograms.
However, the figures mentioned above will not do much in helping you get a feel for what 10 ounces weighs. So, if you’d like to weigh 10 ounces without whipping out your trusty digital scale, you can use the following everyday objects as references. Each of the items mentioned below weighs 10 ounces or pretty close to it.
If you have a pocket of spare change, then you might want to count out 114 pennies. Each penny weighs exactly 2.5 grams or roughly 0.09 ounces. If you had $1.14 in pennies, you’d have just about 10 ounces.
If you had nickels, you’d just 57 of them, or $2.85 in change, to get to 10 ounces. The heaviest US coin is the Kennedy coin (50¢), which weighs 11.340 grams each. So, you would need 25 of them, or $12.50 worth of half-dollar coins, to get to 10 ounces.
62.5 Sheets of Letter Paper
Believe it or not, not all paper is made the same. The weight of a sheet of paper will vary based on how thick the stock paper was. You can tell how thick a sheet of paper is by looking at the point rating. For instance, a 10-point sheet of paper, which is 10/1,000th of an inch, will weigh considerably less than a 16-point sheet or 16/1,000th of an inch.
The most common points are between 8 and 16, so if we took the middle ground—i.e., 12-point paper, which weighs 250 grams per square meter—you would need just about 62.5 sheets of letter-sized paper to get to 10 ounces.
50 No. 2 Pencils
The grading on a pencil determines how dark and thick the lead is. For example, an 8B pencil, which is considerably darker than a 2B pencil, which we were all accustomed to using back in our school years. If you’re wondering why we had to use no. 2 pencils for taking exams, the reason is that the lead was the perfect balance between hardness and darkness for the automated grading machines to register.
An unsharpened no. 2 pencil will weigh about 0.2 ounces each. Multiply that 50, and you’ll get your 10 ounces. A mechanical pencil will weigh around 4.3 ounces, depending on the model, so you’d need just about two of them to reach 10 ounces, give or take a few ounces either way.
3 Car Key Fobs
A car key fob refers to the entire car key, including the remote controller that you use to lock and unlock the doors, as well as cause your car to blare the music of its people. They typically have a range of between 5 and 20 meters (16.4 and 65.6 feet), but you can supposedly increase its range by pressing the fob against the bottom of your jaw while opening your mouth.
The typical car key fob will weigh roughly 3.8 ounces, including the CR2032 battery. That means you’d need just three of them to get slightly beyond the 10-ounce mark. Remember: just because your car has a push-button ignition doesn’t mean you can misplace your keys!
57 Credit Cards
All credit cards follow the ISO/IEC 7810:2003 standard, which dictates the dimensions of all important cards. This means your ID card, your debit card, and even a few gift cards will have the same 85.6 × 53.98-millimeter measurement. As such, all of the aforementioned cards should weigh the same, assuming they are made of the same materials.
The typical plastic card should weigh around five grams or 0.17 ounces. So, if you have 57 credit cards on you (hopefully, you don’t), you’ll know what 10 ounces feels like. However, the heaviest credit card—the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card—weighs 17 grams (0.6 ounces), so “only” 17 of them would get you pretty close to 10 ounces.
A cereal bowl is simply a dish that you can use to eat cereal with. However, if the craving hits you, you’re more than free to fill up a cereal bowl with oatmeal, porridge, or even ice cream. The typical cereal bowl will hold eight fluid ounces, but how much does the bowl weigh?
The weight of a cereal bowl will vary, depending on its size and what it’s made of. That said, the typical cereal bowl will weigh between 10 and 12 ounces, though there are some eight-fluid-ounce bowls that are considerably heavier.
Did you know that there are over 20 species of hamsters on our planet and that only five of them are kept as pets? The other 15-plus hamster species roam free in the wild, though their tiny size makes them nearly impossible to distinguish from the surrounding forest floor.
The typical weight range of pet hamsters is 0.5 and 10.5 ounces. A Roborovski hamster will weigh somewhere between 20 and 25 grams (0.7 and 0.9 ounces). So, if you collect Robo hamsters, you would need to have a horde of at least 14!
Roll of Toilet Paper
If you’re still stuck in the Middle Ages and haven’t made the switch to bidets, then you probably have a stack of toilet paper sitting somewhere in a closet right now. If you took a roll of TP and weighed it, you would get a figure of roughly 227 grams or 8 ounces.
Of course, the weight of the toilet paper roll will depend on how many plies it has. The higher the ply count, the more layers there are, and thus, the heavier it will be. But if you made the switch to a bidet, you wouldn’t have to worry about your finger accidentally poking through the toilet paper during the most critical time of your bathroom endeavors.
Can of Soda
A 12-fluid-ounce can of soda can measure 2.6 × 4.83 inches or 2.25 × 6.125 inches, depending on whether it’s a traditional can or a slim can. The weight of a full can of soda will weigh about 13.5 ounces, with the aluminum can making up just 14.9 grams (0.5 ounces) of the total weight.
If you recycle your soda cans, you might get up to 1.8¢ per can you bring to the recycling plant. There are over 100,000 soda cans recycled in the US every minute!