According to an article from ABC News, this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich set record numbers for “beer consumption and lost items.” The numbers come down to 7 million liters of beer consumed. Awesome. The previous record was 6.94 million in 2007. ABC News reports that the items lost included: “one hearing aid,…a leather whip, a live rabbit, a tuba, a ship in a bottle, 1,450 items of clothing, 770 identity cards, 420 wallets, 366 keys, 330 bags and 320 pairs of glasses, 90 cameras and 90 items of jewellery and watches. A total of 37 children were also lost.” Stop for a second, read that again. A live rabbit. A hearing aid. 37 children!
According to the article, this year also marked the 200th anniversary of the Oktoberfest celebration.
All of this information leads to two conclusions:
1. Oktoberfest sounds awesome.
2. Why don’t we celebrate Oktoberfest at Brown? Liters upon liters of beer! Dirndls! Lost leather whips!