Two Aussies Invent A New Challenge To Rival The Shoey: The Utey
Two Aussies have created a new beer challenge that will rival the legendary Shoey.
For those uninitiated, a shoey is the practice of pouring an alcoholic drink into your shoe and then consuming it like it was a golden chalice.
People unfamiliar with this legendary part of Australian culture will be disgusted at the idea of liquid swimming around in footwear that you have probably sweated into and left sock residue inside of and then drinking that concoction.
Don't try to understand it. Just accept it.
But if you want to take this game up a notch, then do what Adrian Alaberg and his mate @CaptainAustralia did: the Utey.
They poured a couple of cans of Victoria Bitter into a VB bucket, parked their ute on a slight incline and angled it in the most perfect way and then poured that delicious liquid down the tray.
In a similar fashion to the shoey, the willing participant at the end of the vehicle will have to suck up all the nasties that might be lying on the tray and suck it up with the might of Nintendo's Kirby.
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They've uploaded their masterpiece to TikTok where it's been viewed by tens of thousands of people and shared by many more.
One person commented on the video, saying: "You wasted so much liquid gold."
Another added: "My god I love our country."
A third said: "And they say Aussies have no culture."
Apparently drinking liquid from a shoe used to be a hazing ritual in the German army during World War One. Sipping champagne from a lady's slipper also used to be a fad in the early 20th century and denoted decadence and sophistication.
Eventually the fad was brought to Australia and we threw all elements of sophistication out the window.
It's become a particularly brilliant celebration technique in the racing industry, with Supercars driver David Reynolds, Formula One racer Daniel Ricciardo and MotoGP rider Jack Miller all doing shoeys after winning their respective races.
Thankfully, the practice isn't just reserved for people who have won something. Anyone, anywhere can whack some alcohol in a shoe and chug it until there's only froth left.
Featured Image Credit: Adrian Alaberg/TikTok