A wealthy Texan oil tycoon made his way to Ireland one day, as he walked into an Irish pub there he made a declaration to all them that were in the room. He pulled out a wad of five-thousand dollars in cash and placed it on the bar. He said,
I hear you Irish can drink, so I put to you the challenge that not one of y’all can drink five hundred shots back to back. If you pull it off I’ll give you this here five thousand dollars.