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When thinking of the Oktoberfest, it is usually beer, Lederhosen, Dirndls and Pretzels that are the first things that come to mind.

Oktoberfest Munich 1978 – image by Barbara Ann Spengler on flickr

What most people do not know, though, is that the annual Beer Fest is actually celebrated in September, that the second largest Oktoberfest in the world is celebrated in a small town called Blumenau in Brazil, and that the waiters and waitresses need to lift weights in preparation to carrying up to ten, eleven or even twelve Maß (1 Maß = 1 litre) at a time.