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Woman to Win Bet She'll Live to 100

Old Nov 4th 2004, 5:44 pm
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"LONDON (Reuters) - A British woman stands to collect a check for 12,650 pounds ($23,300) on Friday after betting she would live to 100...."

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...s&section=news

Not a bad bet, anyone else had fun bets?
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"LONDON (Reuters) - A British woman stands to collect a check for 12,650 pounds ($23,300) on Friday after betting she would live to 100...."

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...s&section=news

Not a bad bet, anyone else had fun bets?
I had a bet i could fit the most cheese balls in my mouth,I ended up with cut gums and lips and i lost
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Old Nov 4th 2004, 5:49 pm
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Good bet for a son in law - you can't lose?
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Old Nov 4th 2004, 6:22 pm
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I was stupid enough to bet once that Leslie could go a whole day without being rude to somebody ...
 
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I was stupid enough to bet once that Leslie could go a whole day without being rude to somebody ...
Shut your cake-hole limey.
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Originally Posted by georgy33
I had a bet i could fit the most cheese balls in my mouth,I ended up with cut gums and lips and i lost
How many dya end up doing? and why?
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"LONDON (Reuters) - A British woman stands to collect a check for 12,650 pounds ($23,300) on Friday after betting she would live to 100...."

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...s&section=news

Not a bad bet, anyone else had fun bets?
Nice story - always good to hear about Bookies taking a caning!

I ONCE bet on a horse that won at 14-1 , but could only afford 50p to win on it! It only took a couple of months for William Hill's to get back the winnings. Now I just bet a couple of £ on the Grand National Lottery - I learnt my lesson
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Originally Posted by arnie2oz
Nice story - always good to hear about Bookies taking a caning!

I ONCE bet on a horse that won at 14-1 , but could only afford 50p to win on it! It only took a couple of months for William Hill's to get back the winnings. Now I just bet a couple of £ on the Grand National Lottery - I learnt my lesson
There was a funny time in my childhood (the first 4 of us aged about 13-8 so I guess I was about 11) when we all got into betting on horses. My father would place our bets on our behalf a couple of times a week - 10p on this, 20p on that etc - we would get the races and form from the family's newspaper.

I think my father was trying to get us to see the stupid side of betting but we pretty much all had a good track record, ie winning more than losing. Actually I seem to remember making quite a lot.

He stopped it after a bit.
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Originally Posted by Don
There was a funny time in my childhood (the first 4 of us aged about 13-8 so I guess I was about 11) when we all got into betting on horses. My father would place our bets on our behalf a couple of times a week - 10p on this, 20p on that etc - we would get the races and form from the family's newspaper.

I think my father was trying to get us to see the stupid side of betting but we pretty much all had a good track record, ie winning more than losing. Actually I seem to remember making quite a lot.

He stopped it after a bit.
First four? how many of you are there?
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First four? how many of you are there?
5 + a foster kid
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How many dya end up doing? and why?
I got 23 but it really hurt and had to give up.
I have to blame peer pressure and to much beer.
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Originally Posted by georgy33
I got 23 but it really hurt and had to give up.
I have to blame peer pressure and to much beer.
Can't be all bad if it got ya beer tho
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Can't be all bad if it got ya beer tho
It was the beer that made me do it.

Thats my excuse anyway and im sticking to it
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Default Re: Woman to Win Bet She'll Live to 100

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Good bet for a son in law - you can't lose?
Well I don't like to reply to my own posts (but I forgive me! ) - but it really is true: this is a one way bet.

Either you make loadsa money or your Mother In Law snuffs it.

I can't see a downside.
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Either you make loadsa money or your Mother In Law snuffs it.

I can't see a downside.
Downside, she puts a bigger bet and wins, and rubs it in ya face...or she bets that you don't beat her...and then wins *l*
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