It has come to my attention that no one clicks on links any more, or at least not on mine. So, back to ferret legging (see 12/7/2001).
From the November 1992 Harpers:
“Basically, ferret-legging involves the tying of a competitor’s trousers at the ankles and the insertion into those trousers of a couple of peculiarly vicious fur-coated, foot-long carnivores called ferrets.
The brave contestant’s belt is then pulled tight, and he proceeds to stand there in front of the judges as long as he can, while animals with claws like hypodermic needles and teeth like number 16 carpet tacks try their damnedest to get out.”
It’s grim up north.