We have heard the disturbing stories of fingertips, toenails and many other strange objects being found in food or drinks. Those stories are not so bad, compared to having a drink with a human toe in it and the man who ordered the drink, paying a $500 fine for willingly swallowing the toe as reported by The Star on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.
The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon has a strange tradition for brave patrons to join what is known as the 'Sourtoe Cocktail Club'. In order to be in the club, a drink with a mummified, human toe complete with toenail attached, has to be downed and the toe much touch your lips.
The man only known as, Josh from New Orleans went to the Downtown Hotel on Saturday and asked toe captain, Terry Lee for the 'Sourtoe'.
"This guy popped it in his mouth...takes $500 out of his pocket and slams it on the table and starts walking away. I said, 'Where's the toe?' and , 'I swallowed it'...I was shocked," said Lee.
Josh has not been seen since swallowing the toe.
The hotel has one toe left as of now, but are looking for more. With over 52,000 Sourtoe Cocktail Club members, they need to find a new toe soon. They are going to have to use the one they have now continuously, since Josh swallowed the other. Lee said most of the toes they have had were donated through someone's will and one was also given to them after it was cut of by a lawn mower. The fine for swallowing toes has now been raised to $2500.
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