Measurement Facts

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A “butt” was a Medieval unit of measure for wine. Technically, a 'buttload' of wine is about 475 liters, or 126 gallons.
The word 'mile' is derived from the Latin word for 1,000 - the number of paces it took the average Roman!
The Titanic is about as long as the Empire State building is tall.