An Australian born in Germany has set a world record for carrying beer steins, hauling 20 of them 40 meters.
Reinhard Wurtz, a burly and well known restaurant manager in Sydney, broke the mark of 16 set by Munich barmaid Anita Schwartz. He set the record at the Lowenbrau Keller, the German-style beer hall he manages. He started with 21 steins, each holding one liter and weighing 2.3 kilograms (or pounds) but dropped one weaving through an obstacle course of tables and chairs.
“I don’t think the people of Germany will be offended that the record has gone to Australia,” Wurtz said. “I’m happy for them to try and claim it back.”