Tons can refer to:
- Tons River, a major river in India
- the plural of ton, a unit of mass, force, volume, energy or power
- short ton, 2,000 pounds, used in the United States
- long ton, 2,240 pounds, used in countries such as United Kingdom which use the imperial system
- metric ton, also known as tonne, 1,000 kilograms, or 2,204.6 pounds
- slang: for many of something, "there were a ton of people at the party"
- Tons (band), an American rock band
Other articles related to "tons":
... prawns (excluding crayfish and crabs) in 2003 was about 280,000 tons, of which China produced some 180,000 tons, followed by India and Thailand with some ... Additionally, China produced about 370,000 tons of Chinese river crab (Eriocheir sinensis) ...
... Average sizes Length Weight Bull 16 metres (52 ft) 41,000 kilograms (40 long tons 45 short tons) Cow 11 metres (36 ft) 14,000 kilograms (14 long tons 15 short tons) Newborn 4 metres (13 ft) 1,000 ... metres (42 ft) and weighs up to 15 short tons (14,000 kg). 18.3 metres (60 ft) in length or 51,000 kilograms (50 long tons 56 short tons) in weight ...
1903 43.89 m (144.0 ft) 27.43 m (90.0 ft) 1,501 m2 (16,160 sq ft) 67.05 m (220.0 ft) 189 tons Ranger 1937 41.15 m (135.0 ft) 26.51 m (87.0 ft) 701 m2 (7,550 ...
... Its role was to refuel the RAF flying boats, and carried 2,600 tons of fuel oil, 550 tons of diesel, and 90 tons of petroleum ...
... feet square on the interior, and sixteen feet high, holding some 150 tons of ice ... of limes, oranges, bananas, and pears, preserving it with 15 tons of ice and 3 tons of hay ... On May 12, 1833 the brig Tuscany sailed from Boston for Calcutta, its hold filled with 180 tons of ice cut during the winter ...
Famous quotes containing the word tons:
“The moralist and the revolutionary are constantly undermining one another. Marx exploded a hundred tons of dynamite beneath the moralist position, and we are still living in the echo of that tremendous crash. But already, somewhere or other, the sappers are at work and fresh dynamite is being tamped in place to blow Marx at the moon. Then Marx, or somebody like him, will come back with yet more dynamite, and so the process continues, to an end we cannot foresee.”
—George Orwell (19031950)
“Mozart starved, but you allow Thalberg and Liszt make tons of gold: Of course, you may think that someone immortal cannot die of hunger.”
—Franz Grillparzer (17911872)
“Coal is a portable climate. It carries the heat of the tropics to Labrador and the polar circle; and it is the means of transporting itself whithersoever it is wanted. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comfort brings its industrial power.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)