German man breaks world record for most beer mugs held at same time

By Ray Downs  |  Updated Sept. 5, 2017 at 7:09 AM
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Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A German man broke the record for highest number of beer mugs carried at once over a distance of 40 meters Sunday.

Oliver Strümpfel, a Bavarian tax inspector, carried 29 full, liter-size glasses that collectively weighed almost 154 pounds at the Gillamoos Fair in Abensberg, one of Bavaria's oldest beer festivals.

Strümpfel, 45, tried to carry 31 of the mugs, but one fell and another lost more than 10 percent of its beer content, which made it inadmissible in the final tally.

According to the Guardian, Strümpfel has been practicing beer stein holding for nearly a decade. He initially started to beat the world record holder at the time, an Australian man. Strümpfel beat him in 2010 by carrying 21 of the glasses.

And in 2014, Strümpfel broke his own record at the time with 25.

By increasing his own record to 29, Strümpfel appears to be safe in terms of being at the top of the beer stein-carrying game. But he plans on increasing his own record again next year.

"I have not yet reached my limit," he said.

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