It has been described by members of the club as a 'leathery piece of jerky with a toe nail attached'. Clark was said to have been in Yukon Territory for the summer and had just got his rent deposit back. A video of the incident emerged today on CBC Yukon and shows the toe-curling moment the pinkie disappeared from the glass.
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Clark's eyes widen as it goes down his throat before he washes it down with another drink. Lee said the latest toe was 'mummified' with salt, and plonked into drinks for brave patrons about 30 to 40 times per night. I was shocked. Throughout the year tradition, more than , people have joined the Sourtoe Cocktail club. The Sour Toe started in September when a local eccentric named Captain Dick Stevenson found a severed toe preserved in a jar. He came up with the original rules for the drink over the course of a drunken evening with friends: take a beer glass full of champagne, drop in the toe, tip the glass back.
Since then a number have been swallowed, lost or destroyed - eight in total - but fortunately for the bar, they always manage to find someone to donate a new toe. Lee said they have a backup toe but like to keep two at a time so are on the hunt looking for a new one. He told CBC: 'We like to have two toes - we switch them off once a week - and now we can't do that.
We need toes. We're putting it out there, if you have a spare toe, hey we need one. He refused to leave the city at the dangerous and devastating time and tape-recorded impressionistic interviews with fellow storm survivors. Gnarly: While it may sound unsanitary, the toes are pickled for months in medical alcohol and then packed in dry salts so pose no health risks to drinkers.
New member: A female customer prepares to take the Sourtoe challenge so she can join the prestigious club. Down in one: The famous tradition is mentioned in guide books and people have come from far and wide to become members of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club.
Terry Lee said they are now looking for more toes: 'We like to have two toes - we switch them off once a week - and now we can't do that. We're putting it out there, if you have a spare toe, hey we need one'.
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Captain Dick shows how it's done: The nowyear-old says the Sourtoe Cocktail is his greatest and proudest achievement. The toe is believed to belong to Steve White, a chain-link fence installer in Whitehorse, who got his pinkie toe amputated in January after developing hammertoe.
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He kept it in a jar in his freezer and donated it in April You never know when some fool is going to do something stupid. And then we'll be without a toe. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
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