Oktoberfest 2010 sets records in ‘beer consumption and lost items’

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!

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