Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weirdest Things Ever Insured

Alien Abduction
Most of us insure our cars, our homes, lives and personal possessions without a minute’s thought. Some people, however, have eclectic needs and ask to insure the strangest of things...
Despite the chances of aliens invading being as remote as Lord Lucan riding Shergar past the winning post at next year’s Grand National, some people feel worried enough to insure against the risk. In the States (where else?), it is possible to insure against little green men whisking you away with a potential payout in the region of £12 million should the worst happen. May the force be with you!

Football Depression
Football depressionThe Blues, as far as footballing analogies goes, is not just confined to the boys of Chelsea. It also relates to the misery suffered by some when opponent teams win the glory of a hard-fought match.
The Scottish are passionate about their footie and their rivalry with England goes deep. So much so that a group of Scottish fans have clubbed together and insured their mental health for £1 million should England do the unimaginable and win next year’s World Cup.

Protection from Nessie
Protection from Nessie
The existence of the Loch Ness Monster has been an enigma over time that has become ingrained in Scottish folklore. In 2005, a bunch of triathletes were due to take part in an event where the swimming leg of the race involved a dip in Loch Ness.
Fearful of getting eaten alive by a dirty green monster, they sought cover from a kindly insurance firm who must have laughed all the way to the bank as they took their money. Naturally, there was no payout.

A Magical Pumpkin
A musical pumpkin
One of the most bizarre applications for insurance was declined because it was too crazy. A man owned a special guitar made out of a pumpkin and wanted his instrument covered should the worst happen. The insurer, realising that pumpkins were organic products liable to rot, wisely turned the songsmith down.

A woman’s virginity

A Woman's Virginity
Three women who had carefully preserved their virginity until their fifties felt it necessary to insure their chastity. Not against any old Tom, Dick or Harry - no, against the Immaculate Conception. The deal was that should any of them get pregnant by this ethereal method, they would each receive £1 million. Bizarrely, there are around 100 similar policies in force around the world.


  1. What's left if they do decide to destroy us will be useless!
    I think alien insurance is completely illogical and a waste a money.
    nice post bro :D

  2. Huh, I never thought about this kind of thing. Clever stuff.

  3. lol ima make a ufo insurance company now...

  4. virginity insurance? the fuck?

  5. These are totally fucking ridiculous. The "Football Depression" one just seems like they're betting for the other team.

  6. I heard Kim Kardashian insured her giant ass

  7. I tried to get my cock insured but the guy said they don't do small policies...

  8. Dude, what the f**k, gotta admit tho, some of those are pretty funny ^^

  9. The Loch Ness one is the weirdest one to me!

  10. I'm insuring myself against unicorn attacks! Better safe than sorry!