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Germans beat record beer drinking session

More than 40 Germans from a gun club have smashed a drinking record in the island of Mallorca this week.

The group downed 1,330 2ooml glases of beer in a bar in Playa de Palma, meaning more than 10 pints were sunk per person on the group, or 5.8 litres of beer.

This epic session of drinking took 8 hours with the challenge beginning at around 11am and finishing at 7pm last Saturday.

In all, the booze cost the group thousands of euros, totalling some €2,793 by the end of the session.

As a result of the drinking, the previous record of 1,234 glasses of beer that was set in October last year. That round saw a 55-strong group of two sets of German tourists – 42 men and 13 women – consuming 1234 beers across the day.

Also last year in July, more than 1,100 beers were drunk by members of a German futsal team.

Quite tired

Unlike the community atmosphere in Mallorca, the news follows a single Irish man who drank 81 pints of Guinness across the New Year’s Eve weekend, and who went viral on social media as a result.

While many commenters highlighted the dangerous activity, Sean Bryan of Kilkenny, Ireland, defended the drinking session. He said that he didn’t have a hangover after it, but he did feel “quite tired”.

The long drinking session began on 29 December before finishing on New Year’s Eve at 9pm, when he sank his final pint of Guinness, before heading home at around 10pm to bed.

As a result of drinking the pints, Bryan consumed more than 186 units, which is the equivalent of more than three-months-worth of what the government advise to drink.

In addition, he consumed around 17,000 calories of liquid during the session, discounting any food he may have also consumed alongside the beer.

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