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   New Zealand's first "National Crate Day" - where participants drink 9 litres of beer - goes pretty much as everyone expected

02 Dec 2012 08:18 AM   |   6754 clicks   |   Stuff.co.nz
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TheSignPost     
Oh, New Zealand, you so crazy.

02 Dec 2012 08:20 AM
RichMeatyTaste     
You shall not pass (out).

02 Dec 2012 08:21 AM
marius2    [TotalFark]  
I've had two drunken experiences with cops in New Zealand (Hamilton if anyone is curious). The first time I was just far too pissed (18 and stupid) and yelling random stuff at people on the street. I started yelling at these two figures in front of me -- friendly stuff, nothing too bad -- and they ignored me but as they approached I noticed they were cops. They take a look at me, laugh, and tell my mates to drag my arse home.

Second time I was with some people that I had met that day, they had beer, I wanted beer. We were walking down Memorial St just about to cross over the bridge to Victoria st (over the Waikato) and a cop pulls us over. Doesn't check Ids (two of them were under 18 I find out later), doesn't scream, just says "finish those beers you've got open before you reach the other side, boys"

/I miss NZ.
//CStoriesBro

02 Dec 2012 08:23 AM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo     
So what you're saying is that today is a day for some New Zealanders to cut back a bit.

02 Dec 2012 08:24 AM
Point02GPA    [TotalFark]  
Crate Day=420 for Alkies?

02 Dec 2012 08:32 AM
Bob Down     
9 litres of beer. I wouldn't be worried about getting drunk. I'd be more worried about exploding.

/© B Hill

02 Dec 2012 08:35 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     
Police spokesman Stephen Hill said eight police cars attended the party.

Yeah, those cruisers are real party animals, so I'm told.

02 Dec 2012 08:44 AM
the_celt    [TotalFark]  
Nine liters?

Pfft.. amateurs

02 Dec 2012 08:50 AM
BigBooper     

Bob Down: 9 litres of beer. I wouldn't be worried about getting drunk. I'd be more worried about exploding.

/© B Hill


9 litres?!? good god. That's about 304 us ounces, or a little more than 25 12 oz beers. After the 12th beer, I'd need to camp in a bathroom.

If I want to get that drunk, I just switch to the hard stuff.

02 Dec 2012 08:51 AM
special20    [TotalFark]  
How many TF'ers equals a liter?

02 Dec 2012 08:55 AM
nekom    [TotalFark]  
9 liters? How was this arbitrary measurement decided?

And are we talking REAL beer or crap? I could drink 9 liters of Coors Light in a given day and yes I'd be quite drunk,but functional and conscious. 9 liters of Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA and even I would probably be in a coma.

02 Dec 2012 09:00 AM
marius2    [TotalFark]  

nekom: 9 liters? How was this arbitrary measurement decided?

And are we talking REAL beer or crap?


It was probably Tui. 4% abv, and not too great, but has some pretty funny ads.

Full of gorgeous women soaking themselves, so if you're work place is very uptight, this may be NSFW. Link

02 Dec 2012 09:03 AM
tomo12144     

nekom: 9 liters? How was this arbitrary measurement decided?


It's a "crate of beer". A wooden crate filled with bottles.

02 Dec 2012 09:09 AM
tomo12144     
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02 Dec 2012 09:15 AM
ElBarto79     
We used to do case races in college. Of course those were pony bottles and it was 2 people for each case. Can't imagine one person drinking a full crate of beer.

02 Dec 2012 09:15 AM
deffuse     
Used to have crate days at Waikato Uni in the summer. Always just our back yard mind. Start 11 ish, BBQ started at 12, frisbee and backyard cricket, maybe a paddling pool for a bit of fun. Crates make a great seat and occasionally a serviceable set of stumps for the cricket. Good old one hand one bounce cricket.. dont even need to put your beer down.

02 Dec 2012 09:25 AM
Knarf     
The ability to drink nine liters of beer in one day is about as impressive as masturbating a dozen times a day.

02 Dec 2012 09:46 AM
ModernLuddite     
No one tell Australia about this.

02 Dec 2012 09:55 AM
Tax Boy     
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It comes in crates? I'm getting one

02 Dec 2012 10:04 AM
DrunkenInsomniac     
Just as long as someone cooks you some eggs in the morning

02 Dec 2012 10:10 AM
Zeno-25     
Sounds like a good time.

02 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
DrunkenInsomniac     

ModernLuddite: No one tell Australia about this.


And that's the difference between Australia and New Zealand, kiwis think Australians actually give a shiat what kiwis do and kiwis never stop bragging about things

02 Dec 2012 10:16 AM
Sqrxz    [TotalFark]  
Pfffft. Amateurs.

02 Dec 2012 10:57 AM
wildcardjack     
A friend of mine in high school joked "24 beers in a case, 24 hours in a day. Coincidence, I think not!"

He's show up to school hammered and sleep it off during world history.

02 Dec 2012 10:58 AM
Cyno01    [TotalFark]  
Crate day?

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/wait, NZ, not AU...
//nvm

02 Dec 2012 11:56 AM
New Age Redneck     
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Approves.

02 Dec 2012 12:07 PM
germ78     
Meanwhile, the police were called to bust skulls at the Hash Bash across town.

02 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
marius2    [TotalFark]  

DrunkenInsomniac: ModernLuddite: No one tell Australia about this.

And that's the difference between Australia and New Zealand, kiwis think Australians actually give a shiat what kiwis do and kiwis never stop bragging about things


All the cool Aussies already moved to NZ anyway.

02 Dec 2012 12:13 PM
jigger     
Coulda been worse. They could have been potted up on weed.

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02 Dec 2012 12:37 PM
DerAppie     

ElBarto79: We used to do case races in college. Of course those were pony bottles and it was 2 people for each case. Can't imagine one person drinking a full crate of beer.


Meh, not that special. I've done Adje Kratje (ad fundum the crate) with 24 33cl bottles. Just make it an all day event and keep the greasy/comfort food coming.

/Winner got a crate of beer.

02 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
divx88     
Middlefesting? ... imagine if it were Middlefisting.

02 Dec 2012 02:15 PM
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DrunkenInsomniac: ModernLuddite: No one tell Australia about this.

And that's the difference between Australia and New Zealand, kiwis think Australians actually give a shiat what kiwis do and kiwis never stop bragging about things


So New Zealand is Australia's Canada?

02 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
Mega Steve     
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02 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
Cajnik     
Beer in 750s, very nice...

I prefer my beer in half liters, but I think "when in NZ..."

02 Dec 2012 02:41 PM
The Smails Kid     

Cajnik: but I think "when in NZ..."


...fark a sheep?

02 Dec 2012 03:58 PM
Arhu     
Failmitter, it was not the first Crate Day (the 3rd in fact) and there's nothing anywhere except the fail of an article that says the point is for each participant to finish a crate.

Here's what it's actually about (clicky pops)

02 Dec 2012 05:31 PM
lilbjorn     
Sponsored by the Darwin Foundation.

02 Dec 2012 07:41 PM
if_i_really_have_to     

ElBarto79: We used to do case races in college. Of course those were pony bottles and it was 2 people for each case. Can't imagine one person drinking a full crate of beer.


Ah the voice of someone who has never been to a party in New Zealand. Kiwis don't really seem to have a point on the scale between "sober" and "unconscious in a pile of vomit". If you'd had one, you'll be having twenty.

I'm not sure why crate day is special because a lot of my mates would easily go through a crate of beer during a cricket match on a noice doi especially if there was a BBQ or hangi laid in.

03 Dec 2012 01:48 AM
zzrhardy     

ModernLuddite: No one tell Australia about this.


When I was based at Wagga Wagga we would drink a carton of beer before heading off into town. Otherwise it would be too expensive to get drunk in the pubs.

Carton = 24 x 375ml

03 Dec 2012 02:18 AM
SuperChuck     
Old Man Murray approves

03 Dec 2012 08:14 AM
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