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# What is the metric equivalent of a butt load?

Wiki User

2011-02-16 08:49:56

Get a load of this...There is an exact unit of volume called the butt.

See Webster's dictionary:

Butt: a measure of liquid capacity equal to 126 gallons or two hogs heads.

From another dictionary:

An English butt is 2 hogshead of 54 imperial gallons each or ~129.7 US gallons (i.e., a UK butt is apparently slightly bigger than a US one).

A Spanish butt is based on a wine cask and is equivalent to 140 US gallons or ~116.6 UK gallons (i.e., a Spanish butt is bigger still).

So next time someone says they have a "butt load" of stuff, just remember, that is about two 55-gallon barrels worth of stuff.

To recap...1 butt equals:
• 2 hogsheads (this is probably the easiest to remember for social occasions)
• 476.961 liters
• 126 gallons
• 104.917 UK gallons
• 13.5347 bushels
• 0.131592 cords
• 11.6574 firkins
• 4032 gills
• 21504 ponys
• 4032 noggins
• 1008 pints
• 96768 teaspoons
• 12.0308 ephahs
• 1.58987x10^7 drops
• 10752 jiggers
• 16128 shots
• 629.504 wine bottles
• 630 fifths
And the punchline...One microbutt = 0.0968 teaspoons.

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2011-02-16 08:49:56
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