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Mystery of the Missing Digit—Solved!

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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TOTAL RECALL (left to right ) Frank Costello, Patty Pierce, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Susan Anderson, Jim Anderson, Robert Tessier We asked, you answered.

Last week, Radar posted a mysterious, decades-old photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger seated in a restaurant, with a woman impaled on his ring finger. We were confused: When was it taken? Who was the woman, and who were the other people standing around her, grinning? And why was Schwarzenegger, known for his chivalry and restraint toward the fairer sex, behaving in such a lewd manner?

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A tipster wrote in with part of the answer: "The gent with the long black beard and the shaved head appears to be Jim Anderson, who ran a popular bar in Tucson, called the Meet Rack. They had a quaint tradition of branding willing customers with a likeness of Jim's profile."

Though the Meet Rack is unlisted, Radar obtained a number from the bar's liquor license and called it. Anderson answered and confirmed that he is the man in the photo, which hangs on the wall of his bar (where, indeed, customers can still get discounted drinks in return for having Anderson's image seared into their flesh).

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