Did you ever wonder why Yukon would always lick his pick-ax after removing it from the ground? Why would he lick his pick-ax if he was in search of Silver or Gold? Was he hoping for the metallic taste so that he would know he was close? BTW...Did you know that there is a deleted scene from the "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" annual tv classic that explains everything? Yup...and it turns out he was looking for...ready for it....PEPPERMINT!!!!! It all makes sense now. Enjoy the delete scene below.