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Some 6.4 million revellers from around the world downed 7 million litres during this year's Munich beer festival. 


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Beer record smashed

BERLIN: Revellers slurped down a record number of steins at this year’s Munich beer festival, organisers said yesterday, as the 200th jubilee edition of the world-famous party drew to a close.

Some 6.4 million revellers from around the world downed 7 million litres as they staggered through the cavernous beer tents, festival head Gabriele Weishaeupl told reporters.
Oktoberfest visitors also consumed 117 oxen, 59 calves and thousands of chickens, Ms Weishaeupl said.

Less welcome was a significant rise in the number of people being clobbered around the head with litre glasses. Sixty-two people were assaulted compared to 43 last year. AFP

reveller – someone who enjoys themselves at a celebration or noisy party by singing, dancing or by drinking alcohol  ผู้ที่เที่ยวหาความสนุกสนาน
slurp –  to drink a liquid noisily as a result of sucking air into the mouth at the same time as the liquid กินเสียงดัง
stein – a very large cup, usually made of clay and often decorated, which has a handle and a lid, and is used for drinking beer – เหยือกเบียร์
jubilee – (the celebration of) the day on which an important event happened many years ago งานฉลองครบรอบ
stagger – to walk or move with difficulty as if you are going to fall เซ, เอียง, โซเซ
cavernous – (of a building or room) very large and often dark ที่เป็นโพรงใหญ่และมืด
oxen – males cows วัวตัวผู้
calves (plural of calf) – young cows ลูกวัว
clobber – to hit someone or something hard and repeatedly ตีอย่างแรง,ทุบอย่างแรง
assault – a physical attack on someone ทำร้าย

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