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Careful with that axe, Eugene


A bar in Halifax, Nova Scotia, might be an insurance broker's dream but an underwriter's nightmare.

Embracing the “lumberjack lifestyle,” the Canadian watering hole offers a unique activity for blowing off steam: axe throwing.

Co-owner Darren Hudson, a fifth-generation sawmill operator and lumberjack sports champ told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that “Axe throwing has always traditionally been a way to unwind. It's a way of celebrating one's hard work in the forest industry.”

The venue offers patrons hatchets or double-edged axes to hurl at thick wooden bull's-eye targets. They book groups, parties and even host axe-throwing leagues.

“We're an indoor, axe-throwing facility and the Timber Lounge, where people can enjoy tastes of Nova Scotia food, sample craft beers from around Nova Scotia as well,” Mr. Hudson told the CBC.

We can add axe-throwing to curling, poutine and winter as some of the special risks Canadians face.