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Toe-tally Gross

La Crosse, WI, United States / Classic Rock 100.1

There are hundreds of thousands of bars in this world, each with its own unique quirk. This one might be among the quirkiest.

From the CBC:

A human toe has fallen prey to some sticky fingers in Dawson City, Yukon.

And not just any toe — the gnarled digit is the essential ingredient in the famous “Sourtoe Cocktail” at the Downtown Hotel.

“We are furious,” said the hotel’s “Toe Captain,” Terry Lee, in a news release. “Toes are very hard to come by.”

The traditional Sourtoe Cocktail — a Klondike-inspired invention — involves a shot of whisky with the digit bobbing in the glass. The toe must touch the brave drinker’s lips.

The hotel’s posted fine for swallowing or stealing the toe is $2,500. It had been $500 until August 2013, when a patron gulped back the entire cocktail — toe and all — and slapped $500 on the table.

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