Can you believe these are/were insured?
- Loch Ness monster: For its capture and delivery alive, $56,000.
- Abbott and Costello: Insurance against a dispute between them for a policy term of five years, $250,000.
- Fred Astaire’s Legs: The dancer’s legs were insured for $650,000.
- The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was insured for $40 million.
- Betty Grable’s legs: They were insured for $250,000.
- Heidi Klum’s legs: The model’s right one, at $1.2 million, is insured for $200,000 more than her left because that leg bears a small scar.
- Thailand can be dangerous, so to encourage tourism, its government is offering insurance policies in case of a riot: “Thailand is continuing to offer insurance coverage worth $10,000 to anyone harmed in riots and demonstrations.”
- America Ferrera’s teeth: Sponsor Aquafresh values the actress’ smile so much it took out a $10 million policy on her behalf.
- There’s actually over 20,000 people in the US alone who pay a premium for insurance against alien abduction. One can only imagine which counterparty that is.
- Tom Jones’ chest hair: A national treasure in Britain, we guess. But $7 million?
- During a promotion for a piece of the MIR Space station, Taco Bell said that if during re-entry the flying object hit a floating target the company had set up, everyone in the US would get a free taco. Without proper insurance, Taco Bell would go completely bankrupt if the unlikely event ever happened!
- n the 1920′s Ben Turpin, a silent movie star famous for his crossed eyes took out a $20,000 policy against uncrossing his eyes.
- Singer Jimmy Durante followed by taking out a $50,000 policy on his famous large nose.
- Bette Davis had a $28,000 policy against weight gain.
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