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Aug 30, 2013 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Human Toes Wanted for Popular Alcoholic Drink… No Joke!


Attention would-be toe donators, a Dawson City Hotel Bar is in need of human toes!


An American man is the newest member of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club to swallow a severed human toe instead of touching the body part to his lips that was floating in his whiskey shot, which is the traditional drink served at the Downtown Hotel bar in Dawson City, Yukon.


The story goes, in the year of 1973, a local name Captain Dick found an amputated toe preserved in jar, and since then, its been an on going tradition for customers (once they purchase the special whiskey shot) not to ingest the toe but according to the rules you “can drink it fast, you can drink it slow — but the lips have gotta touch the toe”.


If taken into the mouth, bitten, chewed or swallowed, the “drinkee” must pay $500 dollar fine, which one American had to fork out last week when he swallowed one.


The first toe lasted until 1980, when a man downing his thirteenth Sourtoe shot swallowed it by mistake.


Apparently the fine is now raised to $2,500 after the “Toe Captain” had to pull out the backup toe.


Selling anywhere from 30 to 50 Sourtoe Cocktails a night — as many as 124 on one occasion, the owner says the one toe will begin to degrade.


So folks! If you’re wondering where to donate your toes to, you can contact the Hotel for more details…


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