Man Fined £300 For Swallowing Human Toe In Whisky Cocktail
A customer at a hotel was fined $500 (£307) after he swallowed a human toe at the bar. The severed body part had been dropped into a sh...
A customer at a hotel was fined $500 (£307) after he swallowed a human toe at the bar.
The severed body part had been dropped into a shot of whisky as part of a tradition in Dawson City, Canada.
The Yukon ritual involves someone drinking the Sourtoe Cocktail and having the toe touch their lips, without swallowing it.
If you accidentally ingest it, which has happened on several occasions, you face a penalty like the man who drank at the Downtown Hotel.
The idea of sampling the toe beverage has made a few online users queasy.
Rick tweeted: ‘Ick! To pay a $500 fine AND swallow a crusty old toe? Thanks but no thanks!’
Matthew Campbell was more worried about how they were going to find a replacement, adding: ‘Who wants to donate a replacement?’
And if you were wondering where the toes came from they are reportedly donated by living donors that have lost them to an ailment or in an accident.