Bar patron swallows human toe

2013-08-28 13:21

(http://www.sourtoecocktailclub.com/sourtoe.html)

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Dawson City - We've all heard the horror stories of fast food meals containing misplaced plasters or, even worse, the odd finger segment, however downing a cocktail containing a preserved human toe? Now that's something else!

CNN Travel reports that a customer at the Sourtoe Cocktail club at Dawson City's Downtown Hotel, decided to try the venue's flagship cocktail - any drink on the menu with the slightly creepy addition of a real, preserved, amputated human toe. 

While most customers who brave the challenge hardly manage to get half the drink down, this customer whose mixer of choice was whisky downed it in record time... toe and all. 

The apparently satisfied boozer immediately paid the requisite $500 (R5 196 at R10.42/dollar), the bar's posted fine for swallowing the toe.

This isn't the first time the toe has been swallowed, but Terry Lee, the bartender on duty Saturday night, thinks it's the first time the toe has been swallowed deliberately.

A donated toe is currently being sought as a replacement and the tradition can only continue once one has been found. 

In addition, according to the CBC, the fine for swallowing the toe has been bumped to $2,500.

"We like to have two toes -- we switch them off once a week ... and now we can't do that ... we need toes.

We're putting it out there, if you have a spare toe, hey we need one," Lee told the CBC.

Some 60,000 people have reportedly tried the Sourtoe cocktail to date.

Sourtoe Cocktail Club, Downtown Hotel, Dawson City, Yukon; Sourtoe Cocktail: $5.80 (R60.27)

 

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