A gram or gramme (as it is alternatively spelled) is a unit of measurement of weight in the metric system. It is equal to a thousandth of a kilogram.
The word “gram” comes from the Late Latin “gramma” meaning a small weight via the French “gramme.”
The abbreviation for gram is gm. Its symbol is g.
From the above definition, it is quite clear that when something is said to weigh a gram it is not so much, and although the figure 600 sounds like a lot, the same goes for 600 grams. 600 grams is the equivalent of 0.6 kilograms and 1.32 pounds.
The question then becomes, are there things around us that weigh as little as 600 grams? The answer is definitely yes! and this article seeks to bring to your knowledge those items and all you need to know about them.
1. A downed tree branch
A tree branch is a woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). Large branches are known as boughs and small branches are known as twigs.
Most times we walk past trees in our neighborhoods and find some branches on the ground, maybe they fell off on their own or someone cut them down, whatever the case may be, just know these branches, especially twigs weigh around 600 grams. However, this is dependent on the size and the tree in question.
2. A book
The weight of a book is largely dependent on how large the book is, in terms of weight and the material used in making the book. Books made with hard hardcover will ordinarily weigh more than a book made with paperback even if both consist of the same number of pages.
A 460-page book is about 600 grams on average.
3. A partially consumed one-liter bottle of soda, with 0.6L remaining
You’ll agree that this right here is very specific and that’s because it’s been tested and it weighs exactly 600 grams. Get yourself a bottle of soda today and confirm it yourself. N.b it must be a one-liter bottle.
4. Medium Cheddar Cheese Block
Everyone loves cheese; at least almost everyone does. The Armstrong company is a renowned company popular for making natural cheese since 1902.
The medium Cheddar cheese block provides the same hazelnut taste with fewer calories and is made with partly skimmed milk so they contain 40% less fat than our regular Cheddar cheeses.
They’re available in 400 g and 600 g.
5. A small bunch of bananas
A banana is an elongated, edible fruit –The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant and it is highly rich in calories.
Bananas come in different sizes as mentioned earlier and here’s a breakdown of how each size weighs in terms of grams; Extra small (shorter than 6 inches) 81 grams, Small (6–7 inches) 101 grams, Medium (7–8 inches) 118 grams, Large (8–9 inches, ) 136 grams, Extra large (9 inches or longer) 152 grams. With the breakdown, you can easily calculate how many of these sizes of banana would be in a bunch to make up 600 grams.
6. A pair of blue jeans
A pair of blue jeans is that clothing item you can wear with almost anything, ranging from suits, shirts, tee shirts, jackets, and a whole lot more. A pair of jeans for an adult male weighs around 600 grams and it becomes heavier when soaked in water.
7. 6 Adidas adiZero soccer boots
With top brands like Adidas, Nike, and others striving to come up with light boot designs targeted at increasing the speed and agility of players on the pitch, Adidas outdid themselves with the adiZero soccer boots.
Ranked as the world’s lightest pair of football boots in the world in 2020, the limited edition release of the adiZero from Adidas is an excellent pick for a speed boot. It approximately weighs 100g, meaning that 6 of it will weigh around 600 grams.