TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How much water can a 10-gallon hat hold?

How much water can a 10-gallon hat hold?

A 10-gallon hat holds approximately three-quarters of a gallon of water.

According to History.com, most experts argue that the name “10-gallon hat” is actually an import from south of the border. Cattle drivers and ranchers in Texas and the Southwest often crossed paths with Mexican vaqueros who sported braided hatbands—called “galóns” in Spanish—on their sombreros. A “10 galón” sombrero was a hat with a large enough crown that it could hold 10 hatbands, but American cowboys may have anglicized the word to “gallon” and started referring to their own sombrero-inspired headgear as “10-gallon hats.”