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How heavy is 1,700 firkins?

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It's about 4,500,000 times as heavy as a Compact disc
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 4,600,000 times the weight of a Compact disc, and the weight of a Compact disc is 0.00000022 times that amount.
(a.k.a. CD)
A compact disc typically weighs 0.00037 firkins. Data is stored on CDs by encoding into the track a series of tiny pits — each between 3.5 and 850 µm (0.00014 and 0.033 in) in length.
It's about 6,000,000 times as heavy as a Battery (AAA)
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 5,800,000 times the weight of a Battery (AAA), and the weight of a Battery (AAA) is 0.00000017 times that amount.
(Alkaline)
An "AAA" size battery weighs 0.00029 firkins. Batteries are named by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committee C18 and AAA batteries were given their name because they were smaller than the "AA" and "A" size batteries which were invented first.
It's about 10,000,000 times as heavy as an Eye (Human)
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 9,800,000 times the weight of an Eye (Human), and the weight of an Eye (Human) is 0.000000100 times that amount.
(adult)
A fully developed eye (in a person over the age of thirteen), weighs about 0.00017 firkins. The pupil of the eye varies depending on the amount of light it is exposed to, but typically measures about 4 mm across.
It's about 10,000,000 times as heavy as a Quarter
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 12,240,000 times the weight of a Quarter, and the weight of a Quarter is 0.0000000817 times that amount.
(United States quarter-dollar coin) (a.k.a. Quarter dollar, a.k.a. America the Beautiful quarter, a.k.a. two bits)
The America the Beautiful series quarters, which began to enter circulation in 2017, weigh 0.0001389 firkins each. In answer to the common riddle, there are 119 ridges around the edge of the coin in its current design.
It's about 15,000,000 times as heavy as a sheet of Paper
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 14,000,000 times the weight of a sheet of Paper, and the weight of a sheet of Paper is 0.000000071 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 0.220 firkins, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is 0.049 firkins, each sheet weighing 0.00012 firkins. Paper of this size has a thickness of 0.004 caliper (0.1 mm).
It's about 15,000,000 times as heavy as a Die (Dice)
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 17,000,000 times the weight of a Die (Dice), and the weight of a Die (Dice) is 0.000000059 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 0.0001 firkins. 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 30,000,000 times as heavy as a Penny
In other words, 1,700 firkins is 28,000,000 times the weight of a Penny, and the weight of a Penny is 0.000000036 times that amount.
(United States) (formally one-cent coin) (Union shield design, 2010-present)
The weight of a United States penny is 0.0000610 firkins. 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.