"While certain crimes are down at Oktoberfest this year, there have been more attacks with an unlikely, yet readily available, weapon: the one-liter beer stein. Some of the victims have been whisked away in ambulances with concussions and fractured skulls caused by fights involving the heavy glasses...Further details at Der Spiegel. Photo source unknown.
Erich Schuller, of the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, said his lab has recently carried out tests in which they used brand new steins and hit them against human skulls. "The bones often will break, but we haven't been able to break the steins," Schuller told SPIEGEL. "A hard hit with a stein packs more than 8,500 newtons of power -- the human head in the parietal region breaks with about 4,000 newtons."
In the case of the 29-year-old Canadian it happened the other way. He survived the attack with a concussion, and the stein broke.
And more or less coincidentally, this is my 7,000th post at TYWKIWDBI, so the "toast" photo is quite appropriate!!