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Weirdest insurance policies

What would you Insure?


  • A Costa Coffee taster insured his tongue for £10m.
  • Lloyd’s has insured the smile of America Ferrera, star of the hit television show Ugly Betty, for $10m.
  • In 2008 Dutch wine maker Ilja Gort insured his nose for €5m to cover against any incident that could threaten his livelihood.
  • Formula One racing drivers at the front of the grid can buy cover for up to £50m, while those at the back are likely to have protection of around £500,000.
  • Hole-in-one insurances are regularly placed at Lloyd’s, sometimes for as much as $50,000 a time.
  • Lloyd’s developed a policy to cover loss of chest hair which could adversely impact a person’s image or career.
  • Lloyds have also insured Santa’s beard, providing coverage for Brady White – the professional Father Christmas at Macy’s department store in New York
  • In the early part of the 20th century, Lloyd’s insured cinemagoers against death from excessive laughter while at the cinema.

March 9, 2009 - Posted by | Entertainement, Funny, People


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    Comment by matt | March 28, 2009

  2. Interesting blog, I’ll try and spread the word.

    Comment by wonker | March 19, 2009

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    Comment by watcat | March 17, 2009

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