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The Germania Society will have its Oktoberfest celebration this weekend. Of course, the original and biggest Oktoberfest is in Germany.

Today's Stumper is:
How much beer was consumed at Munich's Oktoberfest in 2013?

1. 4 million liters
2. 5.3 million liters
3. 6.7 million liters

The answer is 6.7 million liters. According to the website of the Oktoberfest in Munich, 6.4 million visitors were very thirsty. They downed 6.7 million liters of beer.  Of course, the Oktoberfest in Germany lasts for two weeks, and not just a weekend. They were apparently hungry too. The website says they ate 114 oxen and 58 calves. This is a far cry from the original party in 1810. The first Oktoberfest was a horse-race that was part of the wedding party for Bavarian king Ludwig I and his wife Theresie. The people liked the race so much, that it became an annual event. That developed in the Oktoberfest we know today. The focus has obviously shifted from horse racing to beer drinking.

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