Apparently, over the stretch of a little over 200 years, Oktoberfest has gone from a non-alcoholic event to a 6.9 million beers consumer event. While some of the stats below don't appeal to me (6,530 people to every one toilet), most of them do.
Apart from wanting to see the entire world, I have two travel goals: (1) visit all the oldest libraries in the world and (2) attend all the biggest festivals in the world (e.g., The Carnival, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, Songkran Water Festival, Festival of the Sun, San Fermin, etc.) The list literally goes on forever, and since Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain is the only one I have crossed off on my bucket list, I have my work cut out for me. But I plan to take on my travel goals with prestige, for I am an apt festival goer, and I will not stop until the job is done.
I give Oktoberfest two thumbs up, and Oktoberfest hands me two ice-cold beers? Jubel! [via]