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":
... nineteen feet square on the interior, and sixteen feet high, holding some 150 tons of ice ... for a shipload of limes, oranges, bananas, and pears, preserving it with 15 tons of ice and 3 tons of hay. 12, 1833 the brig Tuscany sailed from Boston for Calcutta, its hold filled with 180 tons of ice cut during the winter ...
... 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 35,000 tons each ... Additionally, China produced about 370,000 tons of Chinese river crab (Eriocheir sinensis) ...
... 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 sq ft) 46.98 m (154.1 ft) 166 tons KZ1 1988 36.57 m (120.0 ft) 27.43 m (90.0 ft) 627 ...
... 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 kilograms (0.98 long ... whale, Baird's Beaked Whale measures 12.8 metres (42 ft) and weighs up to 15 short tons (14,000 kg) ... Today, males do not usually exceed 18.3 metres (60 ft) in length or 51,000 kilograms (50 long tons 56 short tons) in weight ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word tons:
“People think that at the top there isnt much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.”
—Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925)
“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)
“A man shall perhaps rush by and trample down plants as high as his head, and cannot be said to know that they exist, though he may have cut many tons of them, littered his stables with them, and fed them to his cattle for years. Yet, if he ever favorably attends to them, he may be overcome by their beauty.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)