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There is a new twist this year to the bacchanalian orgy known as Oktoberfest: flirt cards.
Find yourself at a table with some beautiful foreigner who doesn't speak your language? Simply hand them a little card with pre-printed phrases such as "I fancy you" or "Carry me home" and if the words aren't too blurry, you might just be in luck.
At a festival where 6.1 million liters of beer are consumed, I'm not sure that those looking to hook up really need much help. In fact, lascivious activities are so common at the fest that the Germans have a word for babies conceived during Oktoberfest: Wiesnkind. According to The Times (UK), Wiesnkind translates as "between the tent pegs at the Oktoberfest." Or literally, the location of the inebriated groping.
The Times has a few other great tidbits about Oktoberfest which are well worth checking out--such as which songs are banned from singing within the beer halls because they are sung with such gusto they "break local noise pollution laws."
Alice!?! Who the **** is Alice?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, you've never been to Oktoberfest.
And, you should seriously think about going before it ends October 3.