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What weighs one ton?

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The leatherback sea turtle, the largest turtle on Earth, can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, or 1 ton. Leatherbacks are the only sea turtles to have a leathery, rather than bony, carapace.

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One ton is equal to 2,000 pounds. Also known as the short ton, the ton is the standard unit of measure used in the United States. There are many different animate and inanimate objects that weigh 1 ton, a fraction of 1 ton or a multiple of 1 ton.

The giraffe, the tallest animals on Earth, can weigh more than 1 ton. The giraffe can run as fast as 35 miles an hour and has spots that help camouflage it amongst the trees on the African savanna.

The MK-84 bomb is a 2,000-pound, unguided bomb that can be dropped from military aircraft to destroy a target on the ground. When the Joint Direct Attack Munition guidance kit is attached to this 1-ton bomb, it is considered a guided bomb.

The brown bear and the polar bear each can weigh as much as 1 ton.

The saltwater crocodile, a dangerous reptile that is responsible for as many as 30 attacks on humans each year, can weigh 1 ton or more.

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