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Oktoberfest party goers glug 6.9 million litres of beer
Times Live ^ | 10-8-2012 | Sapa-dpa

Posted on 10/08/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Organizers said 6,9 million litres of beer were consumed at the 179th Oktoberfest, as the biggest folk festival in the world came to end in Munich on Sunday.

The annual German beer festival that opened on September 22 drew 6,4 million visitors from around the world, down from the record 6,9 million who drank 7,5 million litres of beer in 2011.

The local Red Cross reported that more than 800 people drank themselves into state of unconsciousness over the course of the festival.

A police spokesman the department responded to 2000 and had been strained to its “limit and beyond” as a result. Much of the crime, however, was confined to pickpocketing.

Some 116 oxen and 57 calves were eaten this year, with the beer to wash all those meals down costing up to 9,50 euros (12,40 dollars) per litre.


TOPICS: Food; Travel
KEYWORDS: 2012oktoberfest; beer; holdmuhbeer; oktoberfest; oktoberfest2012

1 posted on 10/08/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Joe 6-pack; Daffynition
...resulting in the world's longest restroom line.

(file pic)

2 posted on 10/08/2012 12:20:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Was Heino's brother Steino there?

3 posted on 10/08/2012 12:22:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
JFTR:Lotta suds either way.
4 posted on 10/08/2012 12:22:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: a fool in paradise

Must have needed an awful lot of porta-potties.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 12:22:47 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Olog-hai

800 people passed out out of over 6 million. That’s a better track record than Woodstock by far.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 12:23:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

And it’s okay to drink the brown beer.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 12:27:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: a fool in paradise

8 posted on 10/08/2012 12:32:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: a fool in paradise
I dunno, but the Fuchsbergers were there!


9 posted on 10/08/2012 12:35:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise
In Mother Russia every day is Oktoberfest!


10 posted on 10/08/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise

11 posted on 10/08/2012 12:40:28 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: a fool in paradise
"the beer to wash all those meals down costing up to 9,50 euros (12,40 dollars) per litre"

Man, I love German beer, but that is a stiff price for the equivalent of two large glasses of beer.

12 posted on 10/08/2012 12:41:48 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: a fool in paradise

Mmmmmmmm..... Spaten!


13 posted on 10/08/2012 12:42:24 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I was amazed at what they charge for beer in Deutschland.

A .5l bottle of Gaffel Koelsch set me back 5.80 eu back in August, and that was down the street from its birthplace..


14 posted on 10/08/2012 12:42:40 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (The 'great orator' Joe Biden? *That* Joe Biden??)
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To: NonValueAdded

She never ages.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 12:42:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
She never ages.

Yep! Here she is last week.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 12:45:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: RitchieAprile

Aber die bier ist sehr gut, ja? Es ist ehr rechts.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 12:49:05 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Heino...the German Eduard Khil (the ‘trololo’ man).


18 posted on 10/08/2012 12:51:07 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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19 posted on 10/08/2012 12:55:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Pictures from the celebration.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 1:00:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: RitchieAprile
Here in Texas, we have some tasty, tasty, Texas-brewed Octoberfests brews...

Smiley face

Smiley face

21 posted on 10/08/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: a fool in paradise

the Over/Under for drunken stupor and requiring a little nappy poo on the grass was 15,000? how’d we do?


22 posted on 10/08/2012 1:10:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: a fool in paradise
Ah, those baby pictures of mine.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 1:14:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Only to end up like this.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 1:15:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Photobucket
25 posted on 10/08/2012 1:17:46 PM PDT by CodeJockey (Barack 0bamacide... Destroys economies on on contact!)
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To: a fool in paradise

And they all owe it to Charlie Mops:

A long time ago, way back in history,
when all there was to drink was nothin but cups of tea.
Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops,
and he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops.

He must have been an admiral a sultan or a king,
and to his praises we shall always sing.
Look what he has done for us he’s filled us up with cheer!
Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented beer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zXMokthgE


26 posted on 10/08/2012 1:18:35 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Tuanedge

das ist richtig.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (The 'great orator' Joe Biden? *That* Joe Biden??)
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To: JoeProBono

What is this a picture of, an early German mosh pit? Thrashing lederhosen...


28 posted on 10/08/2012 1:30:42 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Olog-hai
6.4mm people drinking 1.82mm gallons works out to almost exactly 3 12-oz beers apiece.

And only 800 - or one percent of one percent - drank themselves unconscious?

Very mild and family-friendly all round.

29 posted on 10/08/2012 1:31:58 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Molon Labbie

30 posted on 10/08/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: a fool in paradise
I see some similarities........

[You know I was going to do this, eh?]

31 posted on 10/08/2012 8:53:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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