Lie of the Day #1484

November 30th, 2010 by Fweeb

In the late 1960′s, the people in a majority of New England states had a customary trust ritual in which you would be presented with a burlap sack full of angry badgers. In order to prove that you trusted the sack-presenter, you would be required to stick the appendage of your choice into the sack. Trust wasn’t determined by whether or not you’d get bitten (that was a foregone conclusion). It was instead evaluated by which appendage you ultimately decided to sacrifice.

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