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Postby TBone » Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:23 am

Read this on Slashdot today

Apparently Ladbrokes are offering 10000:1 odds on intelligent life being discovered on Titan :)

Long term bets for 2010, but why not waste a quid? ;) (I don't think they offer odds on Ladbrokes actually still being around in 2010)

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Postby The Shark » Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:20 pm

Im getting on!!!!

Lets face it - people used to think the earth was flat

No one believed that man would ever fly

Lots of people cleaned up backing man to land on the moon a few years before it happened.

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Its a better bet than Paula Radcliffe winning the 10,000 metres.

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Postby Antony OLBG » Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:32 am

Looks like its gone now - would have been worth a couple of quid.

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Postby TBone » Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:40 am

I can still see some of them, at least on the norwegian Ladbrokes pages.

The one about life on Titan is gone though, and the odds on the rest of them which were really high in the beginning have dropped severly.

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Postby Antony OLBG » Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:28 am

Yeah I saw some stuff priced from 4-1 to 50-1 but could tell you what they were about though - way over my head

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Postby TBone » Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:49 am

Yes, way over most peoples heads I would think :)

And that includes Ladbrokes. The "gravitational wave" bet was originally set a 200:1 until they discovered that the lead scientist for the project was very confident that they'd make that discovery within 3-4 years. Now it's down to 3:1 (!)

The nuclear fusion power station was originally set at 100:1 but has now been dropped to 41:1.

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