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How heavy is 42 shekels ( שקלים)?

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It's about as heavy as a Can of Soup
(for Campbell''s Condensed Tomato Soup, 317.9 ml)
A can of Campbell''s Tomato Soup weighs 42 shekels ( שקלים). Cans have been used to store soup and other foods since their invention in 1913, but a dedicated can opener was not developed until cans began to use thinner materials — prior to that time, cans were usually opened using various blunt instruments and tools.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as heavy as a Human Heart
In other words, 42 shekels ( שקלים) is 1.1 times the weight of a Human Heart, and the weight of a Human Heart is 0.91 times that amount.
(human; adult)
The average human heart weighs about 37 shekels ( שקלים). Each minute, the heart pumps between 10 and 20 liters (3 to 5 gallons) of blood through its chambers.
It's about four-fifths as heavy as a Football (American)
In other words, 42 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.8497375799303 times the weight of a Football (American), and the weight of a Football (American) is 1.176833911573 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "pigskin") (NFL standard)
Per National Football League official rules, an American football must weigh between 47.722644138280 shekels ( שקלים) and 51.131404433870 shekels ( שקלים). Because of NFL regulations, ceremonial considerations, and backup requirements, each NFL Superbowl requires the manufacture of 144 balls exclusively for the event.
It's about four-fifths as heavy as a Football (Soccer)
In other words, 42 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.81 times the weight of a Football (Soccer), and the weight of a Football (Soccer) is 1.2 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Soccer, a.k.a. Association Football) (FIFA Law 2 specification)
According to FIFA's Law of the Game number 2, a football must weigh between 49 shekels ( שקלים) and 54 shekels ( שקלים). An artifact on display at the Smith Art Gallery in Museum in Stirling, Scotland is said to be the world's oldest football and is about one-third to one-half the size of a modern football.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Basketball
In other words, 42 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.56005431404 times the weight of a Basketball, and the weight of a Basketball is 1.7855411072 times that amount.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A regulation NBA basketball, manufactured by Spalding, is known as a Size 7 ball and weighs 74.9927265030 shekels ( שקלים). These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about two times as heavy as a Hamster
In other words, 42 shekels ( שקלים) is 2 times the weight of a Hamster, and the weight of a Hamster is 0.5 times that amount.
(for Syrian hamster, a.k.a. golden hamster, a.k.a. Mesocricetus auratus; adult)
An adult Syrian hamster has a typical weight of about 20 shekels ( שקלים). Known for transporting food in the pouches of their cheeks so that they can bury it later, some hamsters can store up to 3,000 shekels ( שקלים) of food in their borrows.
It's about two times as heavy as a Billiard Ball
In other words, 42 shekels ( שקלים) is 2.1428165059111 times the weight of a Billiard Ball, and the weight of a Billiard Ball is 0.4666755166583 times that amount.
(American-style, WPA specifications)
Per the World Pool-Billiard Association, a billiard ball weight must weigh between 18.7481816257510 shekels ( שקלים) and 20.4525617735460 shekels ( שקלים). According to legend, the difficulty in obtaining elephant ivory for the manufacture of billiard balls in the 19th century inspired the search for a replacement material, which led to the development of the first industrial plastic.