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Once Oktoberfest ends, the bras' owners must be found

The Local · 3 Oct 2011, 18:06

Published: 03 Oct 2011 18:06 GMT+02:00

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Thousands of items lost by revellers during the boozy celebration have been piling up at the Munich festival’s lost and found office. Those who think they have lost something can make a phone call or pay the office a visit themselves to see if the item has been found.

While it is relatively straightforward to find the owners of the many identification cards that are turned in – and often not that hard to figure out who owns the 400 mobile phones currently being stored – there’s not much that can be done to find the eight-centimetre-long grasshopper’s owner, unless he or she calls in.

Officials realize that people want to be reunited with their lost items. So they go through every effort to find owners. That means they will be digging through wallet, sim cards and other items where personally identifiable information could be.

Those who have lost something during Oktoberfest have until the end of January to make contact with festival organisers. After that date, lost property could be given or thrown away.

Some of the more interesting items waiting for owners include a faux Viking helmet, a megaphone and a dental prosthesis. There are also crutches and wheelchairs. In years past, glass eyes have also shown up in the lost and found office.

There are also many run-of-the-mill things, like 400 pairs of keys and a similar number of lost purses.

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Your comments about this article

08:52 October 4, 2011 by Heinrich der Zweite
"Bras' owners must be found" I bet a few ladies there have lost something what they won't find again in lost property.
11:39 October 4, 2011 by Gretl
@HdZ - Thanks for the mental image of young women having their first experience behind a beer tent surrounded by puking patrons (Ugh!)
13:48 October 4, 2011 by hanskarl
What a great hook to get one to read a blase story. @Gretl - You are right, same goes for the bloke who wrote the headline for this tripe.
14:54 October 4, 2011 by Shirazz
Super inverted pyramid kind of writing.

Start with excitement and end with fallen asleep readers.
22:28 October 4, 2011 by mikel taylor
I lost my innocence and not sure if lost and found has it there was this girl zoe and there were lots of beers and then two hours later it was gone, looked everywhere but no luck, if some one can tell me how to get it back there is a reward !!
04:57 October 5, 2011 by Shirazz
Bra size aside, do you think it's a good idea to expose a photo as above with personal ID's and credit card numbers like this?

Those who lost and read the news would go contact them anyway.

In today's society, we as well as the authorities should be more careful about these things.

It's safer to just expose the bras. Oder??
21:07 October 7, 2011 by Drewsky
For further clues, please refer to 'Farm Girls' article; this edition of The Local ...
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