Since 1973, the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon, has served drinks with a unique garnish — a mummified human toe. Any drink becomes a Sourtoe Cocktail when the toe is added, provided the drinker's lips touch the toe. Overeager customers have chugged nine toes over the years. In response, the bar raised the fine for toe consumption from $500 to $2,500 in 2013.

You can be paralyzed in a part of your body, but still feel nerve pain there.

A house bought in 1982 for $69,000 would be worth about $213,000 today. But a $69,000 investment in the S&P 500 in 1982 would be worth about $719,000 today.

In the heat of the summer, the Eiffel Tower gets about six inches taller.

A quisling is a person who collaborates with an enemy occupying force. The word is derived from the Norwegian politician, Vidkun Quisling, who ruled Norway for the Germans during World War II.


day trips

  • August 21, 2014

    San Antonio's Cured restaurant brings local ingredients to the table
  • August 14, 2014

    Watch the world go about its business as you do yours in Sulphur Springs
  • August 7, 2014

    A sometimes-Green Bay Packers fan gets a lesson in love

gay place

the good eye


  • January 3, 2014

    With a manic 8-5 season and a 30-7 Alamo Bowl loss to Oregon now in the rearview mirror, Texas can...
  • December 27, 2013

    Tough to look back on Texas football in 2013 with any semblance of satisfaction or silver lining, but the...
  • December 20, 2013

    Breaking up is hard to do, even if you're calling it a "mutual decision," as Mack Brown has been...

letters at 3am

the common law

the luv doc

  • Unrecyclables

    Keeping the environment clean is a dirty goddamned business

    Wed., Aug. 27, 2014

  • Your Public Scent

    The Luv Doc finally recommends moderation

    Wed., Aug. 20, 2014

  • Gerbling

    Some people like to push the envelope

    Wed., Aug. 13, 2014