EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BETTING ON HOW LONG YOU WILL LIVE? WELL THIS GUY DID ...AND WON!
An interesting story from Britain........ It reads as follows: LONDON (Reuters) - A British man celebrated his 100th birthday with 25,000 pounds ($50,000) in winnings on Tuesday after he beat the bookmakers with a wager that he would live for a century. Alec Holden, from Epsom, south west of London, had placed a 100 pound bet with bookmaker William Hill almost 10 years ago that he would live to be 100 years old.
The retired engineer said a daily diet of porridge and playing chess was the key to his longevity -- as was remembering to keep breathing.
"When we started taking these bets, a 100 years old seemed to be an almost mythical landmark and we were prepared to offer massive odds," said Rupert Adams of William Hill.
"But these age wagers are starting to cost us a fortune."
There you go, an interesting tale at its finest. Now the rest of the story.....It reads as follows: LONDON, A 100 year old man died today, just 14 hours after winning $50,000.00 on a strange bet he never told any one about, until today when he collected his loot. So sorry to see the old man go with all that cash in his pocket, he never got a chance to spend, no, not even a dime. So as Frank S. would say, "That's Life". So be it. Now you have a restful night. ....GED.....