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March 12, 2015

17 Things to Know Before You Go Live in a Cave in the Yukon


8. You must join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club.
It’s a Dawson tradition to place a mummified human toe in a glass of whiskey, and people must drink the whiskey guided by this single rule: “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow—but your lips must touch the toe.” Since Captain Dick Stevenson began this initiation ritual in 1973, more than 52,000 people have joined the Sourtoe Cocktail Club. But whatever you do, don’t swallow the toe. Over the past 40 years, eight Sour Toes have been accidentally swallowed, stolen, or gone missing from the bar. Don’t be the ninth: swallowing the toe has a hefty fine of $1,500 or a hell of a lot of dishwashing. - Roads & Kingdoms

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 12, 2015 9:28 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Yup, and some people think having sex with dead people is great sport too.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 13, 2015 7:32 AM

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