Our homes are filled with various content – different types of food, furniture, books, plants, wall decor, appliances, and much more.
Ever wondered about common items within your home that may weigh around 65 grams? It’s not as uncommon as you would think. Consider some smaller content within your home. We’ve found ten items that fit in this weight class, more or less.
Batteries power our favorite gadgets, and allow us hours on hours of playtime on our favorite devices, and these days they even power our vehicles to allow for hours of joy riding.
A battery is a small power plant that converts chemical reaction into electrical energy. Batteries are powered by a combination of zinc, high-density managnese dioxide, and postassium hydroxide.
It’s hard to imagine, there once was a world without batteries, since they weren’t developed until the late 18th century. Since then, batteries have become a necessity in our homes and in our lives.
Batteries come in different sizes, but the following weigh in about 65 grams:
- 1 C Battery – 56 grams
- 2 AA Batteries – 25 grams each
- 5 AAA Batteries – 12 grams each
U.S. Coins That Weigh Around 65 Grams
It’s not uncommon to find coins lying around various places of our homes. We can randomly find coins in the sofa, on the counter, in a random jar in a room in the house, or in our wallets, pants pockets, or thrown at the bottom of our purses.
The bottom line is, coins are common items to find lying around. And given enough of them, they’re bound to weigh about 65 grams.
U.S. pennies weigh either 2.5 grams or 3.11 grams each. The pennies that weigh 2.5 grams are known as the Lincoln Penny and is composed of brass (95% copper, 5% zinc), and the pennies that weigh 3.11 are composed of copper-plated zinc (97.5% zinc, 2.5%copper). They have a diameter of 19.05 mm, and a thickness of 1.52 mm. Assuming the penny is the Lincoln Penny, 26 of them would weigh 65 grams.
U.S. nickels weigh 5.000 grams each. They are composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel. They have a diameter of 21.21 mm, and a thickness of 1.95 mm. Thirteen nickels would weigh 65 grams.
U.S. dimes weigh 2.268 grams each, and are composed of copper (91.67%) and nickel (8.33%). They have a diameter of 17.91 mm, and a thickness of 1.35 mm. Twenty-nine dimes would weigh just over 65 grams.
U.S. Quarters weigh 5.670 grams each, and are primarily composed of copper (91.67%) on the inside. The outside is composed of 8.33% nickel plating. They have a diameter of 24.66 mm, and a thickness of 1.75 mm. Eleven quarters would weigh close to 65 grams.
6. Silver Dollars
There are two types of silver dollars – the Silver Morgan Dollar and the Silver Peace Dollar. Both coins are made with 90% silver and 10% copper. Silver dollars weigh 26.73 grams each and contain just over 24.05 grams of silver content. Two coins would weigh around 65 grams.
Four mints operate throughout the U.S. producing billions of coins each year – the Philadelphia Mint, the Denver Mint, the San Fransisco Mint, and the West Point Mint. Coins from each mint can be identified by a mint mark.
The identifying letter can found on the front side of most coins near the year. Unmarked coins are issued by the Philadelphia mint. Philadelphia coins can bear the letter ‘P’, Denver coins bear the letter ‘D’, San Francisco coins bear the letter ‘S’, and West Point coins bear the letter ‘W’.
Other Random Household Items
7. Paper Clips
People have been fastening papers together as early as the 13th century. There were creative ways to go about it, like pulling ribbon or string through parallel incisions in the upper left-hand corner of pages. The paperclip was invented in 1899 by a Norwegian inventor, Johan Vaaler.
He received his patent in 1901. Today, the paperclip can be used for other uses. The metal wire can be easily unfolded to use in various ways, including ejecting SIM cards from smartphones, and creating fancy homemade designs.
Some types of handcuffs can also be unfastened using paper clips. A standard size paper clip weighs 1 gram; 65 standard size paper clips weigh exactly 65 grams.
8. Golf Balls
While not all of us are golfers, golf balls can be found in more homes these days, given the recent popularity of the sport. A golf ball has a mass of no more than 1.620 ounces (45.93 grams).
Regulations specify that the ball may not exceed this weight. Until 1990, it was permissible to use smaller balls for tournaments which gave players a distance advantage, especially in high winds.
During tournaments, balls are personalized to keep players from playing the wrong ball. Sharpies are used to imprint a distinguished marking on the ball, like initials. Stamps and stencils can also be used.