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Snooth User: Mark Angelillo

Winemaker's Nose Protected by Lloyd's

Posted by Mark Angelillo, Mar 18, 2008.

I'll buy it. That's a very well honed nose.


Reply by Philip James, Mar 18, 2008.

I thought JLo insured her butt this way. Has anyone ever claimed against their body part insurance? I mean, this stuff is sillier than betting on it it will be a white christmas.

Reply by gr, Mar 18, 2008.

@Philip: I dunno, nobody gets paid for a white Christmas, but JLo gets paid for her ass and Ilja Gort (in theory, at least) for his nose.

Reply by Philip James, Mar 19, 2008.

The Brits bet on anything! Here are some tips on how to maximize your odds of winning when betting on a white xmas:

Growing up i heard some stupid bets (like that one). The odds are terrible, the spread huge as it cant be modeled accurately, so its really a fools choice. Makes a fun news snippet though.

Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Mar 19, 2008.

Yes you can even bet on darts in the UK -

In the US, Intrade ( has become quite popular. Currently it looks like Obama is more likely to be the Dem. nominee than the US is to go into a recession in 2008! You can bet on this and the snowfall in central park, the ranking of search engines at year end, whether the Google Lunar Prize will be won by the end of 2012, whether Berlusconi becomes the next Italian PM, if OJ Simpson is guilty (of robbery and assault this time - we know he did it last time), ETrade to announce bankruptcy in the next 90 days, when Osama will be captured, and whether there is more Mad Cow in UK.

Reply by gr, Mar 19, 2008.

@Philip, though I misphrased a bit, my point was that I think that this is *less* silly than you silly Brits' betting habits.

@RBoulanger, considering we're already in a recession in 2008...

Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Mar 19, 2008.

My point exactly!

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