It is always good to have an idea of the weight of things around you. Knowing the weight of such items is not only helpful but funny. The objects we come across every day in our houses, supermarkets, grocery stores, game areas, and the outside environment can give us a glimpse of approximate measures of light objects. If a need arises to measure out something, knowledge of the weights of common things around us can give us a leeway to achieve the goal. If you ever need to take a measure of 6 ounces, these items will give you a rough idea of what to use.
1. 6 wooden pencils
A new one weighs about an ounce. So you need six new pencils to give you a total weight of 6 ounces. It is so hard to miss it in the house, especially when you have school-going children around. Most people use pencils for drafting a shopping list or writing notes. However, they tend to become shorter when used. So next time, when you need to measure a 6-ounce item, make sure you grab new ones to give you the exact weight.
2. Kindle (2011) model
The fourth generation of kindle e-reader weighs 6 ounces. If you are an ardent e-reader, you must probably own this adorable gadget. The kindle (2011) version does not have a physical keyboard, is lighter, and smaller in size than the traditional models. So if you want an item that weighs 6 ounces, consider using this model to give you the weight you need.
3.One hockey puck
If you are an indoor or outdoor games enthusiast, you must have come across a hockey puck. It is that black circular object used instead of balls by hockey players, which flies around pavements or ice. Though they can differ in weights and sizes, a standard hockey puck with a thickness of three inches weighs six ounces.
4. Three tennis balls
Weight is an important factor that is always considered for a tennis ball to be fit for playing. Typically, the ball can’t be too heavy and it can’t be too light either. It needs to be just the right weight. A standard tennis ball weighs approximately 2.04 ounces, which according to sports federations, is the right weight for playing. Three of them will weigh about 6 ounces.
5. Twelve tablespoons of water
You cannot miss a tablespoon in your kitchen. You have probably used it to measure different things like sugar, salt, baking powder, and even medicine. Surprisingly, you may not be aware of just how much of a weight it scoops.
A common tablespoon of water weighs 0.522 ounces, which is equal to half an ounce. If you want to get a weight of 6 ounces, you only need to measure twelve tablespoons of water.
6. One cup of blueberries
Blueberries can easily be found in grocery stores or at the farmers market. For a tasty treat, pick one and pop it into your mouth. Many people love to serve them either chopped or as whole fruits. A cup of these delicious fruits contains 65 to 70 blueberries, which is equivalent to 6 ounces.
7. Thirty quarters
One quarter, a U.S one, produced after 1964, will give you an exact measure of 0.200 ounces. To get a measure of 6 ounces, you will need 30 quarters. They are used mostly in the United States, where players deposit them in multiple numbers to get a chance to play in a game room.
8. Two common-sized onions
It is rare to miss this popular spice in your kitchen. You have probably shed tears chopping one. Do you have an idea what a common onion in your kitchen weighs?
Well, it weighs about three ounces. So if you want to feel what 6 ounces weighs, just grab two common-sized onions. You will have your 6-ounce weight right in front of you. Next time you make guacamole, or cook a tasty dish, you will know around how many ounces of onions you will use.
9. A three-quarter cup of milk
Cooking is an art that incorporates measurements. How you measure ingredients, determine the final product of your cooking. You will come across different recipes that need to be measured to make the desired dish. In some cases, you may not need a scale or weighing machine to measure your ingredients.
Knowing the weight of some items can come in handy. For example, if you want to measure 6 ounces of milk, you can use a three-quarter cup of milk as its equivalent. The good thing is that the conversion will work for both dry and wet ingredients. You can easily apply the same when you want to measure out oil, flour, or water.
10. Three large eggs
Being a protein powerhouse, eggs are loved by many. You can prepare it in different ways and add it to numerous dishes. If you use a kitchen scale, you will find that, on average, a large egg weighs approximately two ounces. So if you want a weight equivalent to 6 ounces, you will use three large eggs.
11. 43 dice
Dice are used in casinos and board games. A typical die weighs 0.14 ounces. To get a weight of 6 ounces, you will need 43 dice. Next time you are in a board game and want to approximate a six-ounce item, consider counting 43 dice.
12. 5 light bulbs
I am sure you have it hanging somewhere in your house. The bulb is made of a mixture of gases enclosed in a glass. A standard light bulb, like the 60-watt bulb, measures 1.2 ounces. If you are looking to get an equivalent weight of 6 ounces, you will need five light bulbs.
An ounce doesn’t seem like much, and frankly, you wouldn’t get tired carrying something weighing a once for hours, even days. You may not necessarily use this knowledge to measure anything in the house, but it’s a fascinating fact to share with friends and family, or pique your kid’s brains.