Some Guy Actually Swallowed the Human Toe in the Sourtoe Cocktail

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And had to pay $500 immediately afterward

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On this particular occassion, the bar patron reportedly had every intention of swallowing the toe, but was immediately hit with a $500 fine for doing so.

Who could forget that dastardly "mummified toe in a shot" Sourtoe Cocktail in Reno, Nev.? We sort of wish we could forget it, and it looks like one bar patron wishes he could, too. Apparently, the latest in human toe cocktail news is that a bar customer, only called "Josh from New Orleans," reportedly swallowed the toe.

The Sourtoe Cocktail is a bit of a legend, as it's a mummified toe plunked into a glass of whiskey and taken like a shot. On this particular occassion, the bar patron reportedly had every intention of swallowing the toe, but was immediately hit with a $500 fine for doing so. In the meantime, the Downtown Hotel in Reno has raised the fine up to $2,500 to discourage swallowing anymore mummified body parts. (Up next: "testicles and penis bone of a black bear" in the cocktail — seriously.)

What we didn't know is that this isn't the first time a bar patron has swallowed the toe; the bar has reportedly "lost" 15 or so toes in its Sourtoe Cocktail history. What we want to know: who purposely decides to swallow it, and why? 

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