Der Spiegel reports that the number of lost children so far at this year's Oktoberfest is 93, compared to 56 in 2011. Also:
"Happily, there were no attempted killings during the first half of the festival, and no extremely serious injuries," the Munich police said in a statement. That's despite the increased use of the heavy beer glasses in tent brawls.Also, how did I not realize the lederhosen/baby carrier connection until just now? Must investigate.
Record Beer Consumption -- And It's Only Half Over [spiegel.de via awl]