German taxman breaks record for carrying 29 beer mugs in one go

Oliver Struempfel, a German taxman, managed to hold a staggering 29 alcohol-filled tankards that were stacked up in two tiers.

In order to break the record he had to walk 40 metres with his load and then set it down.

Disaster nearly struck when two of the jugs tipped over at the last minute but he still managed to set a world’s best after holding on to 29 of them.

That amounted to more than 69 kg (152 lb) of beer and glass.

‘I first did 27, because I wanted to be sure and then at the end I said, “Let’s add another one and get over 30”,’ Struempfel told Metro.

‘Unfortunately it didn’t quite work, but having managed to put 29 down … I think it’s amazing.’

Mr Struempfel broke the record in Bavaria, Germany, which is home to Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival.