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Bar patron swallows human toe

Even in the best of circumstances, Dawson City, Yukon's famed Sourtoe Cocktail doesn't go down smoothly.

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Bar patron swallows human toe

Even in the best of circumstances, Dawson City, Yukon's famed Sourtoe Cocktail doesn't go down smoothly. On Saturday night, however, the cocktail's marquee ingredient -- an actual human toe -- went down a way it was never meant to.