David Crossland reports that an unprecendented 7 million liters of beer were consumed at this year's Oktoberfest, which might explain this:

One hearing aid was ... found, as were 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.

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