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Patron Steals Human Toe From Canadian Bar

UberEats adds tipping, Grant Achatz’s TV habits, and more

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  • A toe has gone missing from a Canadian bar and hotel. The bar serves a Klondike-inspired “Sourtoe cocktail” (aka a shot of whisky with a toe floating in the glass) using a human toe that was cured in salt for six months. They serve it during “toe time,” 9 to 11 p.m. every night, and charge a $2,500 fine for theft or swallowing. “We fortunately have a couple of back up toes, but we really need this one back," a rep said in a press release. "This was our new toe, and it was a really good one. We just started using it this weekend," a hotel manager Geri Coulbourne told CBCNews.
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